One week from today and im off to hawaii :D
I have had my days, good and bad, after sanabria i still had 3 days where i felt tired while training but good hanging around. Ithen had a very tough 4 days (thursday, friday, saturday and sunday) with a LOT of cycling, 580km and last saturday i had a "special" workout that i called "hawaii special". Those 4 days made a huuuuuuge chunk of volume for the week.
It was basically swim 3000, jump into the bike ASAP and ride 140 with 2:15 tempo (90km), make a transition without rushing things up and run 1:40 with 1:00 @3:45/km pace.
Feeling good at this workout was almost mandatory, its one of those workouts that at the end you think "im ready" or "im F#$#%" and i felt good altough having a hard time early in the week.
I pushed a bit on the predicted pace for the run, i was suposed to go at 3:50 (and thats why i called hawaii special, because 3:50 was my pace in 2006 marathon at hawaii) but i felt really good and effortless while running. I did some nutrition tricks during the workout, i followed my race routine in the 2:15 but ran without calories, to to try replicate the feeling of empty tank.
Overall a great workout and next day i still had 200km to top it off :D
this week i had a lot less volume again and of course im in taper zone where like i said, have my good and bad days.
Im actually racing a Olimpic distance today in the afternoon, i really dont want to risk that much, its too close to hawaii for something to go wrong... heck Henning broke his hand yesterday!!!! i still hope he made it to Kona..