Maine 70.3 Training: Week 2

Just like that, week two has come and gone. Here’s the swim-bike-rundown:

Insert huge face palm emoji right here. Week one was great, then week two came along and I fell apart. Here’s the reason: not enough sleep. I’m a solid sleep 8-9 hours a night, so staying up chatting with my husband until way past my bedtime and still waking up between 4:30a-5a finally caught up to me. We now have a phone schedule, making we get to talk everyday but neither one of us gets shorted sleep.

Swim: 2700 yards, 1 hour (yikes). Only made it to the pool once. I’m hoping this is the only week during Maine training this happens, as I’m a not-so-great swimmer. The swim was nice, though, since I got to swim outside for the first time this year!

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ahhh sweet, sweet sunshine and an empty lane

Bike: 45.8 miles, 3 hours, 15 minutes. 35.8 on the trainer, 10 during my group ride outside. Week two is the last week I’m counting my group ride as training. While it’s fun and great to get other women out on their bikes, it’s definitely not a training ride for me. My ride will happen either before or after my group ride.

Run: 17.7 miles, 2 hours, 55 minutes. Hills, hills and more hills. They’ll only make me stronger, right?

Total time: 7 hours, 10 minutes

Notable events:

Testing out nutrition. I’m pretty horrible at practicing race day nutrition. Like as in “I don’t do it” horrible. Since covering 70.3 miles is no pretty much requires some sort of fuel intake during the race, I’ve made it a point to start seeing what works early and practice it on all of my long bike rides and runs as well as pre-workout. So far, I’ve had success taking in Honey Stinger chews, about a half a pouch about every 30 minutes on the bike chasing them with water and supplementing hydration with NBS Hydration in Organic Lemon.

I raced! I ran the Virginia Wine Country 5K on Saturday morning and had so much fun. It was a hard course, but I still managed an official time of 24:57, which was faster than when I ran Cherry Blossom earlier this spring. Turns out running all the hills is actually paying off! Full recap coming later this week.

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this view never gets old

Feeling:
A little disappointed in missing training and of course, hungry.

Onward to week three!

What are you currently training for? How’s it going?

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4 comments

  1. Okay so here is my big tip on long course nutrition. Set an alert on your watch to remind you. I use infinit on the bike because I have trouble chewing, swallowing and breathing all at the same time but you should use what works for you 🙂 Good luck speedy!

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