I had to take Friday off training because of work, which wasn’t in my schedule so I decided to change my Monday (normal day off) into my Friday session and go on a 9 day in a row iron-style training run which will take me all the way up to my large major brick 120k bike and 21k run on the Saturday and the BRW triathlon this Sunday.
Tonight I ran to MSAC from work which is around 3.7km then did 3k in the pool and ran back to work in time to pick up my girlfriend and go shopping.
Look to start Tuesday off in style with a 15k run in the morning and then an hour and a half on the bike tomorrow night. It’s going to be a big week but so rewarding come my day off next Monday!
Melbourne has thrown up another beauty today! 34 degrees……
Decided to change my long weekend workout this morning from big mileage to a hard shorter session instead.
Ended up doing 63k on the bike and then a 5.5k run off the bike reillysmith in kona style (shirtless haha)
Ride was full on because of the warm northerly - winds at 40kmh and gusts of 56kmh was intense, took on a few hills aswell and spent like 10k out of the saddle on a flat road just trying to get some momentum pushing into the wind, felt like is was going backwards!
Heading into my last big week with a 120k/21k brick session next Saturday.
Ventured out for my second last long run before Ironman Melbourne in 4 weeks! only thing was it was 36 degrees, first 24k’s went fine and then the wheels started to fall off. There was not enough water on the planet to quench my thirst. I was filling my racebelt canisters every 3km’s.
IF you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies, Or being hated, don’t give way to hating, And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:
If you can dream - and not make dreams your master; If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim; If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat those two impostors just the same; If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools, Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken, And stoop and build ‘em up with worn-out tools:
If you can make one heap of all your winnings And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss, And lose, and start again at your beginnings And never breathe a word about your loss; If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew To serve your turn long after they are gone, And so hold on when there is nothing in you Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue, ’ Or walk with Kings - nor lose the common touch, if neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you, If all men count with you, but none too much; If you can fill the unforgiving minute With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run, Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it, And - which is more - you’ll be a Man, my son!
“Do the work. Learn to listen to what’s happening in your mind and body - train SMART while learning to push your comfort zones. When the time comes to push, aim to be TOUGHER than your competitors. Feel the moment when 99% would dial it back and call it a day. If you want to be great, that’s the moment your day begins. It also starts 5-50 minutes AFTER when you thought it was. I didn’t know that.”—