Training is moving along nicely. I am really excited for a recovery week the week after next, though. I feel so much stronger in the pool and on the bike. I am running intervals faster than ever now, tempos are going well, but longer runs are hardish and not fast. For example, Saturday I did a 14 miler with 2 miles rolling downhills, 10 miles progression starting with an 8:15 mile that ended up @ 7:34 average, and then 2 miles rolling uphills. Aerobically I was fine, but I had a ton of lactic acid accumulation. My transition runs are the opposite. My legs seem fine but I feel depleted at the end of them (I mostly keep them at 5 miles). This is most likely nutritional but I just don't want to make myself take another gel. Funny thing, last week I grabbed a turkey burger (bunless) after my ride since I was craving meat, and I had no trouble digesting it. Anyway, this will not be an issue during the race, when I will make myself eat the 800 cals on the bike and 400 on the run.
Relatedly, I absolutely love what triathlon training does to my body. I no longer have skinny arms, people, and I love that. My arms are so strong, and they balance me nicely. And my legs are super strong. Love that!
Mother's Day was low key over here. Flowers and kisses, then 60 mile ride+ 5 mile run for me while Chris and Petru visited all the neighbors for playdates, then a quick lunch and 3 lovely hours of t-ball in the sun (for some reason all the kids kept wishing "Happy Mother's Day" to each other!), and then dinner with the inlaws with lots of chocolates! Yum! Yesterday the boys took me to Lululemon and let me loose in there while they visited the Lego store. I ended up with some speed shorts and headbands. I was not impressed with the other running shorts they had, however, and overall I wished for more color.
Hope everyone had a nice day. In my book every day should be Mother's Day, and I made sure to mention this to Petru several times today. I hope he wishes me Happy Mother's Day tomorrow as well:)
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