This was our itinerary
Aug 2 Fly to Boulder
Aug 3-4 Training Peaks Conference
Aug 5 Day off in Boulder
Aug 6 Fly to Las Vegas
Aug 7-8 Las Vegas
Aug 9 Drive to Mammoth lakes
Aug 10 Drive to Yosemite
Aug 11 Yosemite
Aug 12 Drive to San Francisco
Aug 13 San Francisco
Aug 14 Drive to Monterrey
Aug 15 Drive to San Luis Obispo
Aug 16 Drive to Los Angeles
Aug 17 Los Angeles
Aug 18 Fly to New York
Aug 19 New York
Aug 20 Fly home
This is a once in a lifetime road trip with 6 friends. Lots of driving (1200 miles), changing venue every 1-3 days, packing in the sights on our days off driving, and not much opportunity to train.
What did I manage?
Boulder – we swam 2k in the lake and managed a 2-hour steady ride with a friend
Las Vegas – 1 x 30’ wts session + 20’ bike intervals and 1 x 30’ interval run session on the treadmill + lots of walking
Mammoth Lakes – beautiful 50-minute run at 2400m (never run at altitude before…it’s hard work). I don’t usually run before breakfast in the morning or at altitude!!
Yosemite – 30-minute pre-breakfast run at 1600m. This felt more comfortable.
San Francisco – 2-hour leisurely ride across Golden Gate Bridge to Sausolito and back + 30 min bike intervals + 1 x 30’ wts
San Luis Obispo – 60-minute run in the hills before dinner. Legs felt strong. Running well!
Los Angeles 1 x 30’ wts session
New York – 1 x 60-minute run in Central Park
So, as you can see, not much training. Virtually no swimming in 2 weeks, and a small amount of biking. On the plus side, I have run every 3 days and that’s probably been my salvation. I should be refreshed and ready to hit the final 8 weeks very hard. Hopefully I have managed to maintain or even lose a bit of weight by only eating twice per day. I have Lanzarote 70.3 on Sept 2. If I was like a lot of triathletes I’d be panicking now that I’d lost loads of fitness during my break. Instead, I’m approaching this race with enthusiasm and excitement and I’m keen to see if fitness really does drop that quickly, or whether the rest will have been of benefit.
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