05/12/2008 - 05/18/2008
Swim - 3,400 yards - 1 hr 30 min (3 workouts) 2 pool workouts and then jumped in the lake where the HIM is going to be after my bike ride. Very choppy and cold. First time using the wetsuit and only did about 400 yards and was in the water for about 20 minutes.
Bike - 48 miles - 3 hrs 30 min (2 workout) Got one trainer ride and one outside ride. Outside ride was one loop of the Black Bear bike course. My plan was to do both loops but we messed up and went too far on the first loop and I really was not looking forward to doing the hills a 2nd time. This was by far the hardest ride I have ever done.
Run - 9.2 miles - 1 hrs. 32 min. (2 workouts) Again got out in the morning for two weekday runs. Was supposed to run after the Black Bear ride but decided to swim instead. Hills on the bike took too much out of me.
Notes - I rested Friday and Sunday this week. I would have called this a good week but not doing all 56 on Saturday was really a downer to me. At this point I am about 80/20 still doing the HIM but part of me feels like I should drop to the Sprint. I kind of wish there was a Olympic distance option, but there is not.
Two weeks out from the Black Bear Half Distance Triathlon. Still healthy and injury free but not confident after riding the one loop. Not afraid of getting hurt but just not being able to finish in the time limit. I have a lot to think about in the next two weeks.