At some point, training is going to go back to normal, but for now, another easy week.
Monday – Rest day. Lots of stretching and researching stretching. Gotta do something about these hip flexors.
Tuesday – Still pretty sore, so I did a ton more stretching and took an extra rest day.
Wednesday – Easy 45 minutes on my bike. Getting better about pushing this. I’m weirdly looking forward to a winter of trainer rides.
Thursday – Team swim was cancelled for pool maintenance, so I considered doing Tuesday’s five miler. Got through 1 mile of it and stopped. Not sure why at this point. Probably just being overly lazy.
Friday – Rest Day
Saturday/Sunday – 24 Hours of Booty. 24 hours of riding as much as you can around a 2.1 mile loop (with a small hill that seems to grow as the hours pass). I wanted to hit 125 miles. I did 112 last year, so I thought it was doable. This year was much hotter than last year, so my early miles involved more breaks for fluids, and unfortunately, my hip flexor issues really flared again. I did 56ish miles on Saturday, and ultimately ended the weekend with 103. Not what I wanted, but Sunday’s miles were a bit easier. I don’t know if I was just pushing too hard on Saturday or what, but I didn’t want to risk injury before my last tri of the season. Either way, I’ll be back next year.