On Tuesday afternoon Chip and I swam in the lake. We chased off some Canada Geese and walked carefully through a mine field of goose poo to the water.
|Canada Geese exiting our vicinity|
|One of many presents left by the geese|
|Chip gingerly enters the water|
|Me finishing my 1.7 mile swim|
|Exiting the lake|
|I always finish my Ironman training with a cold glass of beer from JailHouse Brewing Company|
Wednesday was a bike day. For a change of pace, Chip, Richard and I decided to ride the Silver Comet Trail. We met at Highland Station Shopping Center at 8:30am. I put my Flashpoint FP60 carbon wheels on my bike and brought my Giro Advantage 2 aero helmet for the ride. Chip warned me that he and Richard would be loaded for bear. Chip was right, he was loaded for bear for the first 50 miles. Since we were riding 75 miles he ran out of powder 25 miles too soon. In his defense, he did pull a good bit of that 50 miles. Richard was spunky. Apparently, he's been doing some training. Figuratively speaking, I felt less than adequate until I saw the blood in the water left by Chip, then I felt fine. Who else would be there to point out your weaknesses if it weren't for your friends? We'd planned for a run afterwards but that didn't happen. On a side note, Chip also broke a screw on his aerobars and ejected a water bottle 3 times. It just wasn't his day! I only averaged 19.3 mph. That speed included a slow jaunt through the city of Rockmart in search of a convenience store which I never found. I had forgotten my snacks. Chip gave me some of his Shot Bloks which I really like. They're tasty, easy to eat, and not messy.
Thursday was a working the yard day followed by a 44:30 minute - 1 mile swim and a 38:07 minute - 4.75 mile run. I didn't try to kill myself, I just wanted to meet my goal without sacrificing my Peachtree Road Race preparations.
Friday was 28 mile ride in the afternoon with Junior and Terry. Two guys from Southern Crescent Cycling. It was supposed to be a recovery ride but we still averaged almost 19 mph.
Saturday was supposed to be a long run day but, again, I cut it back to only 5.45 miles.
When everything was said and done, I worked out 11 hours and 2 minutes this week which is just over the 10 hours 45 minutes my plan called for. When broken down it equates to swimming 2.74 miles, riding 133.78 miles, and running 14.95 miles.
On Sunday I'm going to the PRR Expo. I'll bring my camera.
Thanks for reading about my boring training.