The Final Countdown

After the fun and games of last week, it was time to get back into serious mode and tackle the final weeks of training. This week marks 4 weeks until Ironman Texas and the last stretch of training. This month is where you basically do or die.

This week I started a part time job that disoriented me a little. The hours are different to what I’m used to, plus this first week was rough at this new job. On the other hand (and as you may have seen), there was the Ecuador Earthquake relief that I was working on. I was mentally sad for what’s going on my country right now, and trying to make people come together to help. Then again I’m deeply grateful for the ones that did help one way or another.

If you want to help the Relief Efforts via the Ironman Foundation click here

If you want to help the Relief Efforts via the Ironman Foundation click here

But the work need to be done, specially in these final weeks of training. On Wednesday I did my long run in the evening, since it was rough to wake up on that day in the morning. The run was tough on me. Thursday I spent the whole day going around the city to collect donations from my friends and on Friday I dropped them at the Relief Center. I tried to swim in the afternoon, but I felt tired, so I did only half of the workout.

Surviving with Che Vicky the 4 hours of Saturday. Looking for Texas...

Surviving with Che Vicky the 4 hours of Saturday. Looking for Texas...

The weekend was mortal, as on Saturday we had a 2 hour bike and 2 hour run, for a total of 4 hours, and Sunday we had 5:30 hours bike and 30 min run which I finalized around 1pm. I trained 10 hours on the weekend alone. Sunday I was completely beat, got home, ate something and crashed for 4 hours.  I had a completely disoriented day haha, as I couldn’t go to sleep until late at night again.

Next week will be probably the final push, a semi race day simulation and the top of the peak in training. The training day that is made to break you, it will show you if you can actually do or not the Ironman…

 

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