Monday, October 4, 2010


  • Mid-week intervals and intensity.
  • Hard, climb-filled rides on the weekends.
  • Lots of yardage in the pool.
  • A nominal social life?
Add those four things together, subtract sleep, and you've got yourself a sure-fire recipe for exhaustion. I struggled to lift myself up off of the sofa at six yesterday to cook myself dinner. Then, you know that feeling where you're so tired you think you might actually throw up? That's where I was around 7:30. (Having eaten a dinner large enough for three people probably did little to help my cause.) By 8:30, I was in bed.

Build phase is hard. Very hard.

Here's the plan. I swam this morning. I'm going to try to run tonight - my first run since Big Kahuna - and then I've got a swim and a spin tomorrow. Then a rest day. Then spins, swims and another run on Thursday and Friday. At least 100 miles with climbing on Saturday, another 50 and a swim on Sunday... and then a rest week. Sunday afternoon can't get here soon enough.

Exactly two months from 4 PM PST this afternoon, I will be on the start line in Busselton.