Swim : 5 miles (9000 yds) /2:53
Bike: 111 miles / 7:48
Run: 22 miles / 3:21
Total: 138 miles / 15:21
Build week three is in the books! It was yet another week of juggling life and training. I was very busy at work so I was unable to run at lunch so as a result I didn’t have much mileage on the bike or run during the week; but I made up for it on the weekend. On Saturday I did a 14 mile run which started out great and ended terribly. I started having severe pain on the outside of my knee (ITB I am guessing). Since this week is a recovery week, I will do my best to foam roll as much as I can and sit on my lacrosse ball to open up my hips (that just sounds so wrong!). Then on Sunday I did my longest ride to date; 81.6 miles!!! It was a huge confidence booster. I felt fine the whole ride (except for a few small temper tantrums in my head). The part I am most proud of was I did a fairly challenging climb 50 miles into my ride.
I also took some time to take care of myself this week. I had a 90 minute massage on Tuesday which was greatly needed. Brian of Malibu Massage worked on my legs and shoulders and really worked the kinks out. This is something I need to be doing on a more regular basis.
This week is a recovery week so I plan on trying to just keep up the regularity of my workouts but give my body some time to recover from the last three weeks. I am a little concerned about a possible hiccup that could be coming in my training. I found a mass on my chest (close to my shoulder near my collar bone). The doctor thinks it is just a fatty lump/tumor but the fact that I didn’t notice it and then all the sudden it was there and the size of a golf ball is a little off putting. Once I get into see the surgeon I can decide if I get it out now or wait until after Ironman. Kind of crazy!