I feel like I’m on a Roller Coaster!
I felt like crap on Saturday so I skipped my long bike ride. I did yoga instead, and basically sat on my duff. I ate alot and went to bed early.
I felt refreshed on Sunday, so I did my planned brick of 2:15 / 1:00 Zone 2. I rode down toward Jordan Lake. That’s the flattest place to ride around these parts. It was a nice sunny day with a little bit of wind to make it interesting.
Once at the lake, I zeroed out my bike computer and rode around the lake, 17.5 miles. I focused on good riding form, and tried to keep it easy, Zone 1. I chanted “chillax relax” inside my head. Any time I hit a little hill, I held back and thought to myself “save it for race day”. When I hit some nice headwinds, I thought “hunker down, but don’t hammer”. It was a great ride. When I finished my lake loop, my average pace was exactly 18mph. I’d be cool with that on race day.
Then I rode home, and did a 1 hour run. I was watching my heart rate and keeping it in Zone 1. I was trying to run as slow as possible with good form, and without reverting to slog mode. It was a good run. I don’t know my pace on that because I screwed up my Garmin 310 xt. I was playing around with ‘multisport auto lap mode’, and I think I deleted the workout when I ‘pressed and held lap’ (which is how you save other workouts!).
Later that day I felt completely wiped out and every muscle in my body was sore. There is no reason whatsover why a 2:30 bike and 1 hour run, all done in Zone 1, should make me feel that way. I’m just going to ‘chillax relax’ about it. I’m chalking it up to this crazy Ironman tapering business, which is like a Roller Coaster!