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You know when you are reading your schedule just emailed to you and the person with you asks whats wrong and what has happened in a concerned voice due to your facial expression, that training just got all kinds of real.
I get that this is nothing new to folks who have trained for these things before, but I'm still green, a noobie. This is still insane to me. I'm about to head out for a swim I've needed to get in for a week now with a time trial type set (Friday), and then tomorrow I have a 3 hour run and Sunday...Sunday I have my first triple digit ride. I've got 100 "easy" miles with a 20 minute run after.
This will not only be my longest ride to date, it will be the farthest I've ever gone, not in a car or plane. I'm attacking this in pieces. My run will be (most likely as I'm still being super careful with my knee) 1.5 hour run on pavement, and then 1.5 hour elliptical at a high intensity. In a perfect world, I'll feel great after 1.5 hours running, but realistically, I know to prevent being out for a few days nursing my IT band, I'll probably have to switch over to the elliptical or aqua jogging after a while. So that will be broken up.
On Sunday, the plan (which can always change due to others plans, weather, etc.) is to do a organized ride that has a 103 mile route. Hopefully, I convince Matt and gang to ride for the first 50 or so, so I'm not riding alone for 100 miles, but even if not, because its a organized MS150 prep ride, there will be stops every 10-15 miles. Yay for breaking that ride up even more!
So that's my plan. We all know how plans sometimes work out though. And while I feel like this weekend is a ton, realistically, its a natural progression of last week. Last weekend I rode a HARD AND HILLY 65 miles on Saturday and then 1.5 hours on the elliptical and an hour on the treadmill on Sunday...and I lived to tell about it. For some reason the whole triple digit thing is messing with me. I know once I've done it, I'll be golden - "aka" survive and be willing to possibly do it again.