Today was a 5 mile recovery run after a 12 mile fast paced run on Saturday at 0400. I then went to work for 24 hours and had minimal sleep at Des Moines Fire. Sunday brought the CyMan Sprint Triathlon which consisted of a 500 yard swim, 15 mile bike, and a 5K run. This was the best race of my season. i took over 8 minutes off of my fastest sprint tri ever. Still not able to find the results anywhere. Poor website provided by whomever their web master is.
Mike Morrison whom I train with most of the time during the week came over and he was also sore from his long run over the weekend. He is preparing for a Marathon in November in Arkansas. Well after rolling out the ITB (lots of issues this year), strapping on the heart rate monitor and the GPS out we went on a so called controlled run. Well damn heart rate decided to start at 150. That is where I wanted to keep it for the whole race. That went out the window for most of the run. Developed some right ITB pain from the beginning but whatever......nothing new. We ended up running 4.32 miles and called it a day.
The rest of this week brings:
Tuesday: 8x800's- I will do these on the tredmill. I do this at a 1.5% grade. I do them on the tredmill cause I know if I slow down I am getting thrown off the back of it.
Wednesday: 5 mile run
Thursday: 40 minute Tempo run
Friday : OFF
Saturday: 10 mile run
Sunday: 22 mile run. This is the last LONG run of the season. I then get to start my slow taper in preparation for Chicago.
***** We got our Hotel reserved in Madison for the IRONMAN in 2011. We actually got one right at the site of the start and finish. Went back into look 5 minutes after making my reservation and the Hotel was booked. Got lucky. Now I need to get lucky and get into the race. I was all done with the online registration and only had to pay.....them BOOM the site closed. Tried to get back in several times but it is now closed and still closed due to technical difficulty. *****