I've got to step up my training during week eight. I posted my goal for August, on the Beginner Triathlete online forum, I was to swim 14 miles, bike 500 miles, and run 100 miles. I just might be able to meet my goal, if I'm lucky.
On Sunday and Monday I ran 8.5 miles each day. I had to go to work in the afternoon so I thought running would give me the most condensed workout for the time I could allow.
On Tuesday I did nothing. On Wednesday I made up for my lazy Tuesday. Susan and I rode our bikes 9.5 miles in the neighborhood in the morning. Then we went to lunch at a new restaurant in Locust Grove. On the drive back home I tried to find an inch/lbs torque wrench to properly remount my XLab carbon wing. I removed my wing for the time trial I rode last Saturday. Unsuccessful in my search for the correct torque wrench I decided to use my ft/lbs torque wrench. Thirty inch/lbs is about 2.5 ft/lbs. After we returned home I swam 1.9 miles in the lake. Shortly after my swim I was on my bike and headed for the Epic Bikes shop for a club ride. I rode another 38.5 miles with, and without the group. Without the group was getting to and from the shop and my subtle way of saying that I got dropped.
Thursday was another kick it day. I rode with Susan in the morning, swam 2 miles before noon and ran 8 miles in the afternoon. I was beat!
On Friday I did a 42 mile solo ride on many of the same roads that I ride each week with Southern Crescent Cycling. The difference in this ride was that I rode the course backwards. That gave me a whole different view of the area. There were several times when I questioned whether I had taken a wrong turn.
I was too tired to swim or run on Saturday.
To summarize my training for the week; I swam 3.9 miles, rode 100 miles and ran 25 miles for a total of just over 12 hours of exercise. As usually, I'm a bit shy of my goal. I missed my mark by 3 hours and 30 minutes. There's just not enough time in the day!
Thanks for reading.