A year ago, I was training for the LoneStar 70.3 and the Boise 70.3. Back then (oh so long ago!) my longest weekend workouts was something like a 14 mile run on Saturday and a 4 hour ride on Sunday. Or maybe a 50 mile ride and a 3 mile run. I remember being absolutely destroyed by these workouts and super sore.
Now, these workouts are my mid-distance type workouts, which are generally followed by something even longer the next day. Or sometimes by a easy recovery run 3 hours later on the same day.
For example, the past couple of weekends I've been doing:
- Saturday: brick, with 4 hrs bike and 70 min trail running / Sunday: 6 hrs bike
- Saturday: swim/bike brick with 4000 yard swim, 4 hrs bike, plus a 30 min recovery run later in the day / Sunday: 15 mile run
I'm really just blown away by my fitness level right now. I'm still not too sure about being able to complete 140.6 miles strong. I'm 100% confident that I can do 70.3 miles in 2 weeks without a problem (knock on wood). I feel good and that's a great thing being 8 weeks out from the most physically demanding day of my life. :)