This last week was a pretty kick-ass week of training. I hit the bike 3 times, put in a long brick workout(30 mile bike + 6.2 mile run), and my swim instructor even called my new form 'pretty'. If I could knock out weeks like this regularly, I could be ready for a H-IM in about half the time it's going to take me now. It helps that there were no late-night maintenances this week and the weather cooperated, but nonetheless this was a good training week. To give you an idea of how much I trained this week, I basically duplicated my cycling mileage total from the entire month of February this week.
As a result, I think I'm ready to tell my girlfriend about signing up for this thing. I bought her this shirt and I'm going to put it in a box with my entry form. Hopefully she'll react well. I think she will...OK I hope she will. The shirt will be here this week, so there's no going back I guess.
(OK now I'm nervous...sh*t)
One downside is that my neck is starting to act up on me again. I've always had a problem with neck pain when my cycling ramps up. It's probably due to my form, but I don't know how to change my form to alleviate/minimize it...or if that's even possible. Maybe I need to strengthen my back muscles or something. I'm going to bug a few people about this, because right now I can't do 3+ hours on the bike with this kind of pain.
Swim: 2000.00 Yd - 18m 43s(1 hour swim coaching not included in time)
Bike : 75.91 Mi - 4h 48m 23s
Run: 6.20 Mi - 1h 10m 18s