The training is on full speed - and last week I bumped up my bike and run milage. The runs every day really took their toll and even by Friday I had that heavy leg feeling which I knew meant the weekend would be tough. By the time the group Saturday ride came along I was really feeling it. We had an awesome turnout for a 30 degree start- about 28 of our DC Tri Club friends came out for a huge ride. It was awesome to get that type of support and enthusiasm in the middle of winter. And even though I was dragging, we rode an aggressive 80 miles and plenty of climbs. Somehow it warmed up by the time we came back! I limped back home having pushed all I could- still surging for spurts all the way to the end.
I took Sunday off, well, kinda. I regulated the day to house work and less exciting things but was still on my feet most of the day. Does that count for a day off? Doesn't feel like it. Figured a semi day off would be better to hit up for another full week of training - starting a with a bike and run today. My current training schedule pushes me for a couple weeks with a lighter third week, then repeat. It's more complex than that- adding in speed and endurance work as well as focusing on certain disciplines on a given week. The great news is that the temperature has kicked up to 60.