Ran 3 miles in 28:29min.
Biked 15miles in 1:03:32
Total distance: 174 miles
Total time: 24:15:54
SWIM: 8,900 yards in 5:25:00 min.
BIKE: 118 miles in 8:45:41 min. (4:27 min/miles)
RUN: 56 miles in 8:35:13 min. (9:12 min/miles)
Total distance: 159.57 miles
Total time: 27:02:04 min.
SWIM: 9,800 yards in 7:16:00
BIKE: 113.5 miles in 11:15:44 (5:57 min/miles)
RUN: 46 miles in 7:00:20 min. (9:08 min/miles)
This training period feels like being in race: when you start out strong, excited and fresh only to find all that fizzle before you've reached the 1/2 way point. I've found it more difficult to maintain my motivation this month compared to last, when the idea of 1/2 ironman training was newer; more exciting. But just like the 1/2 way point in a race, you have to settle in, find your pace, focus on your mental toughness and tell yourself that quitting is not an option.
Goal for March: to up all of my distances substantially.