Thursday, September 30, 2010

I forgot to mention...

...a few things when describing my Build phase. The first and probably most important thing: the weekends. With my weekly average dropping so significantly from the last phase to this one, my long, low- to middle-intensity weekend rides have become incredibly important. Now that I'm only swimming, running or riding 6-8 hours during the middle of the week, I have to be absolutely sure that my weekends account for the remaining 10-12. Sure, I'm doing tons of intervals and intensity work... but an Ironman's an all-day event, remember?

Secondly, and I mentioned this in my "post-Big K" post, is most of my runs need to be a part of bike/run bricks. I don't really need to do a whole lot of long running -- I'm actually probably better off not doing that -- but I do need to be sure to make what time I do spend running count. We'll see how it goes.

Finally, did you know that I'm a celebrity? Well, not really... but there was a photo of me on the front page of BusinessWeek.com for a day!

Nice bike!