In Training: Overall time is down for these two weeks as Im going into IMTX on April 22. The redeye from Maui killed me as usual and took a few days to start to feel normal again. I wanted to get in two big swim weeks in, but only got one during the week of the 10th.
Overall, here is where I'm at - Swim feels good, Bike is hit or miss and I don't really know where I'm at in overall fitness, and the run feels pretty strong. I'll do a pre Texas post with more in depth feelings and expectations.
In Life: I'm being brief with this post, take a look below at captions to see what was happening over the past two weeks.
Weekly Totals: Week #14 - By the Numbers - Week of April 3 - Returned from Maui
Swim: 14,150 yds - 8.04 miles
Bike: 166 miles - Trainer/Outside
Run: 32.8 miles
Total TSS: 1011.1
Hours: 14:06 (moving/working time only)
Days Off: 1 - Redeye from Maui
Weekly Totals: Week #15 - Week of April 10 - Tapering down volume - based off feel
Swim: 21,700 yds - 12.3 miles
Bike: 155 miles - Trainer/outside
Run: 20.5 miles
Total TSS: 1037.6
Hours: 13:47 (moving/working time only)
Days Off: 0
In Training: The two weeks that I have for this entry were split between Boulder and a trip to visit my parents/spring break in Maui. My time early in the week of March 20th was typical for time in Boulder - I had some good masters swims at CAC, a hard treadmill run, and some good interval bikes. Then I flew to Maui with my family for the whole second week.
It seems as though my time in Hawaii is always a shock to the system as I go from training almost exclusively indoors (we go in the winter/spring), to training almost all outdoors with the exception of a few short treadmill sessions. This change from indoor to outdoor brings with it some severe soreness. I attribute that to the constant rolling terrain and camber of the road.
I was able to get in two "long runs" of 14.5 miles with some serious climbing/descending in those runs, lots of riding on the road and getting used to my new bike and slightly new position, and some good open water swimming. Time in Maui is always productive, though it's still a balance of doing some training while getting in good family time as well. I was only up close to 18 hours for the week that I was there. That's enough I feel like for this point in the season.
In Life: We headed to Maui on the 24th of March for the week of my wife and sons spring break. My parents were nearing the end of their time on the island and we joined them for some relaxing time with them before they headed back.
What can I say about being there other than it was great. It was a bit more relaxing than our last trip in December/January and a bit quieter too. Take a look below at the pictures for a few moments throughout the trip.
Weekly Totals: Week #12 - By the Numbers - Week of March 20
Swim: 18,300 yds - 10.4 miles
Bike: 131 miles - Trainer/Outside
Run: 36.6 miles
Total TSS: 1039.5
Hours: 14:02 (moving/working time only)
Days Off: 0
Weekly Totals: Week #13 - By the Numbers - Week of March 27 - All in Maui
Swim: 12,000 yds - 6.8 miles
Bike: 229 miles - all outside
Run: 40.6 miles
Total TSS: 1167.9
Hours: 17:41 (moving/working time only)
Days Off: 0