Monday, February 6, 2012

11:58:36

Triathlon training is insane. It's totally the kind of insane that I gravitate to, but it's still insane.

Remember two weeks ago, when I was complaining that week of active recovery that I had to endure? Yeah, I should have appreciated it when I had it.

During my active recovery week, I worked out for two hours and 56 minutes.

Last week, I logged a whopping 11 hours, 58 minutes and 36 seconds. My highest volume week to date. I have been completely wiped. Honestly, it kind of freaks me out for when I hit my peak weeks in March.

And while the whole week was jam-packed with over the top workouts, yesterday definitely takes the cake. Less than 24 hours after finishing a 2400 meter swim and 30 mile bike ride, I tackled a Quad Brick.

15 miles on TigerBlood followed by a two mile run.

Repeated FOUR times.

Yeah, that's nearly a five hour workout.

Post workout. Just look what a 5 hour workout does to your hair ...
Somehow, I survived. And then I fell asleep on the sofa and slept right through dinner. Overall, I'm calling it a win. Oh, and it's also a good excuse to eat an entire cake for my birthday tomorrow.

23 comments:

Run with Jess said...

Wowza! What a great week! And I love your hair!

Erika said...

Wow that is a lot! I forget that your 70.3 is coming up so soon! You are in the height of the chaos that us tri training :/ mine won't kick in for a while yet thank goodness,

Great job!

(Just) Trying is for Little Girls said...

Quad brick...love that term. Shyndigz has shown some awesome cakes on FB lately, I hope you have a great one tomorrow.

Kurt @ Becoming An Ironman said...

That's an awesome workout!

And yes, triathlon training IS insane, but lovable all the same.

fancy nancy said...

You are a machine!!! Great week! Love the do!

Kortni said...

You are truly amazing...mom, runner, wife, and now triathlete in crazy training! I think that is the craziest workout I have ever seen and I am sure you crushed it!

Lauren {sweat junkie} said...

You are my hero. Seriously, way to crush it!!

Runners Fuel said...

You are awesome!!! Happy birthday (tomorrow)!!!

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

This is why I could not be an triathlete. You are crazy dedicated! I really am in awe of how triathletes do it. Just on the energy side of things, I don't see how life is handled on top of all the training. this weekend I only logged like 26 miles and I was beat...before my longest run.

Keep up the inspiring work!

Wym said...

I love the bike. that would be a really tough but fun workout. BTW, your hair just keeps getting awesomer.

MCM Mama said...

I can't even imagine. I just can't. I just ran for an hour and 45 minutes and I'm ready to die from hunger and tired legs.

Holy.cow.

DEM said...

holy cow! that workout sounds insane - way to get through it and you definitely deserve the sleep and treats!

Marlene said...

Smokin' week and especially weekEND of training!!

Are all of your recovery weeks so low on volume? Just curious cuz I'm researching plans like crazy. Seems like such a massive drop, and then to rank it back up to 12.

Congrats, tri sister!

And HAPPY ALMOST BIRTHDAY!

Katie said...

eating an entire cake on your birthday = something I totally approve of. and should be done every year.

ajh said...

GREAT excuse to eat a whole birthday cake on your birthday. Happy Birthday! Be sure and do what you want also and be queen for the day.

Pam said...

Overachiever. :P

Jason said...

you can keep that quadbrick to yourself thank you very much.

I know from twitter that you and I had the same feeling along with Marlene of utter uselessness on Saturday night and it was glorious.....haha!

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

Holy mother that's a lot of training! Amazing T! Happy birthday--have your cake and eat ALL of it too!

Tough Chik said...

I am exhausted just reading about it! Way to go! Happy early Birthday and I can't wait to see your cake!

Tricia said...

um yeah, you rock

Tricia said...

um yeah, you rock

Alma said...

LOVE that pink! You are amazing, T. You should eat 2 cakes. Happy birthday from a fellow Aquarian :)

Running Ricig said...

Holy crap, you worked out like a part-time job's worth of hours! You're insane and I like it!