This week was not terrible, but my reps were upped to 1000 per session and that kicked my ass for sure! I did not get all 1000 every session, which is upsetting, but I got between 800 and 1000 at every session, so that’s something.
I did reach the 1500 meter/ half mile mark in the pool. I did 17.5 laps in 21:44. I need to get that down by about 10 minutes to reach the time that the swim part of the race in Philly was swam last year. I can do it, I just need to buckle down and push myself even harder than I do now.
Still have not started cycling or running. However, I did get my bike, indoor trainer, and tri bars, so I will be ready when we do! Running will have to wait until the weather doesn’t suck – western PA in winter – so I won’t be running until March-ish.
My body has been recovering alright. I had a few days last week that were pretty rough, my legs were not about functioning, but I made it through! This week my arms are feeling it, but not as bad as my legs last week.
My weight has plateaued at the moment, but I can feel my tire around the waist getting smaller, so I’m not sure the cause of the weight gain. It was only half a pound and it was probably just a balance out from being sick and then eating again, or water retention, or muscle building. Whatever the cause, I’m not terribly concerned about it, we’ll do some measurements and see how close I am to my body fat percentage needed for optimal functioning during the race.