It’s race week ! This is so exciting, I cannot wait to race on Sunday and have a good time out there. Last week’s training went really well. Volume is a lower, and I really focus on good quality : technique and respecting my easy zones. Now is the time to take extra care of my body and avoid injuries at all cost.
I managed a beautiful ride in the Geneva countryside; there are some gems of roads around from Satigny, Dardagny, Avully, Soral… In fact I was playing the delivery man as Connie had forgotten her passport so made the delivery around lunch time. It was a cold ride but good to be outside !
What I’m also very pleased is I managed to go for 4 swims this week. Not very long ones, but swim frequency is something we can really benefit from. I know that when I swim more often (not necessarily longer) I swim better. It’s all about the feel in the water !
To cap off the week I ran a steady 20km and it felt very easy. It’s a good feeling when long runs are now very easy.
On Saturday night it was my wife’s birthday and we had friends over. Had to avoid the booze as plenty was drunk that evening and we had a really good time. Connie cooked 3 amazing curry dishes, incredible !
Weight dropped perfectly to where I wanted it to be, slightly below 72kg on average . Weight is obviously a factor but dropping too much weight can make us feel lethargic and no power on race day so it’s a fine balance.
It was also time to harvest our Jerusalem artichokes. I thought we’d get a few roots, no no no… we got 12kg ! And it tastes great! However, maybe not a good idea for race week as it’s a high diuretic food ! Hi highly recommend planting what we call Topinambour, it’s very easy to maintain, literally no work at all, and it yields very well, and very easy to harvest.
Summary : I feel great and I cannot wait to race !
Stats : Swim : 7.8km / Bike : 210km / Run : 40km
Total training time : 12 hours 48 minutes
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