I was just out for coffee with some friends of mine this afternoon, and was talking about how once you resign yourself to the amount of work that needs to be done, and the great amount of time that is going to be spent being a hermit... well, it feels a little easier to handle. because you just know that it is going to be that way.
so, changes in the next two weeks includes things like: 12 hour training weeks, 3x a week of strength (Up from 2x/wk), a bike ride that includes
"pounding that shit out" 1 minute heavy gear climbs, and next week, adding more tempo zone workouts in. seems like things are getting to business. i mean, really, my first 1/2 ironman of the season is only about 4 months away ;) ... and my first "major" race of the season is only 2 months away (Scotiabank 1/2 Marathon). and, i will tell you now: that time will fly. spring is just around the corner!!! (yeah right... did i mention that it is going to be -15 with a windchill of -28 tomorrow?)
anyway. this week numbers:
swim: 2hrs, 5200m
run: 1hr 45min
strength: 1.5 hrs
total: 9hrs of pure recovery bliss