During times like this, one of the things I always come back to are the key things I wrote down on recommendation of Joe Friel & Gordon Byrn, author of "Going Long". These are all hanging on my office wall but I realize that I don't stop to read them every day. They are good reminders of reality.
It's very easy to lose perspective after training for months on end - you forget that 12 months ago, you could barely run 2 miles or that a 20 mile bike ride seemed to take forever and made your ass sore for days.
I relish in the fact that I've come so far and that I have a great group of friends and family that are supporting me with this challenge. It's something that no matter how I feel week-to-week, I know that I'll finish and I know it's something that can never be taken away from me.
That said, here is a summary of the week:
Monday - 1.5 mi swim (pyramid drills)
Tuesday - 5 mi run (easy pace)
Wednesday - off (not feeling well)
Thursday - 30 mi bike time trial
Friday - 2.4 mi swim
Brick planned on Sunday - 80 mi bike and 30 minute run. We'll see how that feels to determine how best to ramp through October.
Happy training everyone.