RUN: 233 miles
BIKE: 465 miles
SWIM: 22.75 miles
Bricks: 30/6; 60/2.5; 51/3
Core/strengths: 6 20 min session.
July was a great month of training. I had some really challenging runs and bricks, and I can tell they made a huge difference. I feel strong endurance wise, and I hope the endurance I gained is going to serve me well both in the HIM and in my fall marathon.
I overreached one time, felt super tired, backed down weekly running mileage by 30% that week and was back to myself shortly. I also had one day when I was absolutely exhausted and went to bed at 8pm and woke up refreshed.
I am becoming a stronger swimmer. Swimming is still unpredictable for me - I have great swims and I have bad swims. During bad swims I try to focus on form, and sometimes I can turn a bad swim into a good one, but not always.
I am in love with triathlon training. I am serious. I think my dopamine is in overload - I get flooded with joy when I think or talk about training. Whatever is going to happen during the race, I have no regrets!
Training goals for August:
Run: I need to skip easy runs if I need to. They don't matter much at this point - they will after the HIM. I need to be focused on the key workouts and keep them fun and tough! I also need to figure out what my planned half iron run pace is going to be. The course record is 1:37!
Bike: Keep logging the miles. This month I have: 60, 66, 77 long rides before I taper. I need to practice nutrition during these rides. I typically eat a gigantic banana with peanut butter, and maybe a gel, but that will not be enough for the race. I have a pretty tough stomach, I think, but I still need to practice nutrition. I am going to turn all these long rides into bricks, but most likely will keep the post ride runs on the slow side, maybe 3, 4, and 5 miles before taper.
Swim: I need to start visualizing the course during my Walden long swims. I need to prepare myself for potential panic, etc. I have some really long (for me) swims this month: 3000m, 34000m, 4000m, so plenty of opportunities to practice.
Core/strength: I need to find time for 2 sessions/week.
Any advice for my last month of training?
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