I got a bit of a pull back week last week, going from 10+ hours of training down to about 7.25.
Training did include a 2-hour brick: 1 hour biking, 1 hour running. The brick went surprisingly well. I biked on my own, but met Nat for the run portion.
It makes a huge difference to have someone else with you motivating you and keeping your minutes "honest".
I also went to Gear West and got "fit" on my bike. I'm riding a road bike for IM WI -- crazy, I know. I'm not clear that I'll do any other Iron races after Wisconsin, so investing in a tri bike does not make sense to me.
Coach is fine with me riding my road bike -- but wanted to make sure that it fits me and that I'm comfortable and swift.
I saw Kevin at GW. He is AWESOME. Friendly, informative, funny and great to work with. He got me all set up and I really am much more comfortable on my bike.
He clipped on the aerobars that I'll use and upgraded my seat for a squosh more comfort.
Dan and Kevin both talked to me about renting race wheels for IM WI. I was not so sure about it, thinking that I'd look like a total nerd riding my goofy road bike with spiffy race wheels.
But, they both shared enough stories about how race wheels really will help me with my bike time, it looks like renting is a good way to go.
This week, training feels "manageable". Next week: my first ride of over 3 hours. Three and a HALF to be precise.
Looks like volume is definitely increasing.