Saturday, April 16, 2011

There are no short workouts

Friday: Swim 2,700 yards, bike 24 miles
Saturday: Walk 2 miles

Today was technically supposed to be a 5+ hour bike ride and a swim, but we were in Bozeman all day for my son's climbing competition. I toyed with the idea of doing one of the shorter workouts for this week instead after we got home tonight, but I just took a peek at the schedule and—surprise!!—there are no short workouts! It's a 20-hour training week!

In fact, I had to laugh*, because last week on Thursday it was three hours' worth of biking and running, and the schedule said it was (and I quote), "the maximum that we'll ever ask you to do on a weekday." The same day's workout for this week is an hour and a half run and a two-hour ride. Now, I'm still really tired, but I'm pretty sure 1½ + 2 = 3½. And 3½ > 3.

Instead I took a stroll with my husband and am using up another bonus rest day.

*I really am laughing. It's a little funny to me that a) I'm about to embark on a 20-hour training week and b) I'm expecting to be able to handle it.


  1. That's terrific! Just like your freshman year of college, right?

  2. Haha. I love the use of elementary math. Obviously the schedule is in need of some fine editing. haha I have no doubt you can handle it!