It's about that time. Just over 50 days until the Oval. While some will say that the next three or four weeks will make our break your Ironman...I disagree. Rather, I think the next three of four weeks will either:
a) take your race to another level
b) get you hurt
It's time to walk that thin line between "pushing yourself to the limit" and "pushing yourself past the limit." I read recently that nearly 50% of Ironman participants show up race day with some sort of injury. Granted, the number might have been a rough estimate...and "injuries" were not really defined. But I made a vow not to be one of those. As the old adage goes: I'd rather be 80% undertrained, than 1% overtrained.
With all that said, this week is all about volume...as in LOTS of it. It's called the "Big Tri Week"...and is the sequel to the "Big Bike Week" I pulled of in March. Basically, put in as much volume as the body can handle (with a large focus on the bike still). So far so good. Next week will be a huge recovery week, and then I'm back on schedule for the last five weeks of training. Happy training...