Sometimes pushups are not enough and you have to take it to the next level. I decided to add in Jake's bunnyrabbit, Nini, to my routine. You'll see her in Jake's clutches in the blurry picture. Be warned competitors - I am taking it one level higher.
Only 8 weeks to go to race day, not much time left. But I'm happy with life and content that I am fairly healthy and prepared to do some *hard training* for Ironman South Africa.
Last week I put in some time trials to gauge the effects of my training. The results:
- 3k swim time trial - 46m34s. That's 1 minute and 1 second faster than 12 weeks ago.
- 40k bike TT - 67m3s. I'm now in the 36 kilometre per hour category. I need to get this to 65mins in 3 weeks time.
- 18k run TT - 95 minutes. That's 5min18s pace per k and needs to come down to 5 mins flat per k. My average heart rate was 139 for the run so I still have a few more heart beats per minute I can throw into the equation. I expect to see this come down considerably in 3 weeks time (otherwise there will be hell to pay!).
And now time for me to share the next nugget of training: the Mental Game.
Everyone should read Paolo Coelho's The Alchemist which will put you on the right track when it comes to games of the mind. This link below from Dirk Bockel seems to sum it all up.
Think it, dream it, live it,