We sat down on Sunday evening to write out my plan for next week. I’m itching to get into what I think of as proper training since I got back from Lanza. This week has been fairly moderate as Ais was careful to make sure I’m recovered and ready to go again before ramping up the load.
I’m sitting there impatiently pen in hand, note book open. Picture a poor hungry orphan sitting there, cutlery in hand waiting impatiently for the food to be dished up.
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Ais starts with a question.
“What do you think of starting back with the big days this week, maybe on Thursday? You could go into work late. Swim, bike, run?”
I’m getting excited but try not to sound too eager. “Yep, defo, great idea, yep” I gush before regaining control of my runaway mouth.
“Ok so, see if you can switch shifts, get the afternoon covered in the shop and go in from 5-9”
I’m almost afraid to ask in case Ais want’s to start conservatively so I word my next question carefully. Thinking that if I sort of state it as opposed to ask it that it’ll get past Ais’s caution.
“So…the swim… I should do like, ehm, a full distance swim?” Meaning a full Ironman distance swim, 3800 meters.
“Yeah do 4000m, at least”
“And the bike, will I go long, like for four hours?” I think that’s probably as much leash as I’ll be given at this stage.
“No do five hours. And run off it for an hour. We will do that every week until Texas” Ais adds. “If you can sort cover in work that is?”
Jesus it’s like all my birthdays have come at once. I can hardly stop grinning. I fucking love big days! “I’ll sort the cover” I answer quickly.
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A small voice inside whispers that I won’t be so excited about all of those big days in a couple or three weeks when I start to get tired. I ignore it.
Anyway I’m getting ahead of myself. This conversation happened on Sunday at the end of this week. There’s a whole weeks training to look at before I even get to it.
Wednesday 17 3:15 (2)
- Swim 1:25 3800m
- Bike 1:50 54k
Thursday 18 2:10 (1)
- Run 2:10 22k
Friday 19 4:45 (2)
- Bike 4:00 116k
- Run :45 8k
Saturday 20 1:15 (1)
- Swim 1:15 4000m
Sunday 21 2:45 (1)
- Run 2:45 27k mostly heavy, sloppy cross country.
- Total hours / sessions 14:10 (7)
- Swim 2:40 7800m (2)
- Bike 5:50 170k (2)
- Run 5:40 57k (3)
- S&C —
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