This was a mixed week. I had an unexpected 1-night business trip and that threw a wrench into my plans. But, in the end I still managed 7 hours of training time.
Cycling was the best where I got in all the planned rides with a long ride of 50 miles today.
On the running front I only managed to run two days and one of those was only for 1.5 miles as it was on the treadmill at my hotel and I just couldn’t stand to run any longer.
I have been frustrated with my swimming recently and so I decided to try something new….neoprene shorts. I know they are a crutch, but the way I look at it, I only plan to do 2 triathlons, an Ironman 70.3 in April 2019 and an Ironman in November 2019 and both will be wetsuit legal. I bought a pair of Tyr Hurricane Neo Shorts Cat 1.
I swam with them on Saturday and I loved them. Typically I can only swim 25m at a time and must take a brief breather. With the neoprene shorts, I was able to swim 50m at a time. My arms were actually getting tired. That never happened before as I guess I wasn’t working them as much. The neoprene shorts are allowing me to swim more and give my arms a better workout. I plan to continue to use them for a while and perhaps even permanently. I’ll see how it goes.
Goals for Next Week: I need to get my running back on schedule so I will be aiming for 5 miles a day for the 3 running days. I don’t’ expect my cycling to change much from last week so 17-18 miles on the week day and at least 40 miles, if not 50 miles on the weekend. With my swimming I’m going to bump the distance to 600m each of the 4 days.