Is there a better time to finish a blog post than when you’re sitting in bed, stuffing your face with carbs, just waiting for race morning to arrive? I don’t think so.
I’m here in Oklahoma City getting ready for the ITU Long Course World Championship TOMORROW morning. This will be the longest race I’ve ever done (4K swim, 120K bike, 30K run), so I’m looking forward to seeing what that feels like :). Racing is always exciting because it’s an opportunity to test all the training!
Speaking of training – here is a day in the life from this summer that helped prepare me for tomorrow’s race. This day was a mostly indoor day, which I have actually come to really love and appreciate. I used to LOATHE treadmill running – two miles on a treadmill felt like an eternity to me, and trying to keep myself entertained at home on my bike trainer for anything longer than an hour was asking A LOT. Not even my favorite chick flick could keep me occupied. Ever since I started training with BAM, I’ve done more Computrainer riding and treadmill / AlterG running than I ever did before, and I’ve really enjoyed it!
What changed my feelings toward indoor training? I think being with friends and teammates has helped a lot, but I’ve mostly just come to appreciate how high quality the workouts are when you can control everything with the touch of a button. I am able to dial in exactly where I need to be in terms of watts / cadence on the Computrainer, and I can control the pace and incline perfectly on the treadmill. I want to be as strong and fast as I can be, so I know if I can nail my workouts properly, I’m going to be that much better off come race day. This day in the life was during the summer, but you can bet that this is how a lot of my winter training is going to look, minus the outdoor pool :).
So here it is – a day in the life from August 3, 2016! This was the day after another day in the life I blogged about here. Two huge days back to back!
After wrapping up all my workouts at BAM, I went straight to a massage, then home for napping and eating. Making it through these long, tough days is always a good feeling!!
Here’s a peek at what a solid day of training looks like for me! This is how Tuesday has been for the past few weeks (with some variation in the actual workouts). The day starts early and requires smart fueling, a nap, and taking the easy stuff easy so I can recover and have a solid day (again) on Wednesday – which will be my next day in the tri life post.
Enjoy! I know I did :). Special thanks to all the people I bugged to take pictures!
Side note – sometimes my pictures show up sideways or upside down when viewed on a mobile phone. Trying to fix that, but just know I know :). All is well on a laptop or computer!
After dinner I was off to bed – I’m sure I was asleep before my head even hit the pillow. Stay tuned for what I did the day after this!