Week 5 and I'm Alive! #accountability

5 weeks to Ironman Vichy. Sounds a little scary!! But HERE I AM!

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Monday, July 23, 2018 - Big day today! After the busted up bike ride yesterday, I wanted it!!
50min a.m. run + 3,000 meter swim + 50min p.m. run. Also I started the 21 day fix workout sessions. I am doing my own version of the meal plan as I don't 100% believe in their blanket "balance" across the board - I AM an athlete; athletes gotta fuel to perform! It's really just a matter of being attentive to what I eat and nix the booze and/or empty calories.
RUN 4.3 miles
SWIM 3,000 meters
RUN 4.5 miles

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - Luca's Uncle passed so we traveled to Ferrara (2.5 hours away) for the funeral and pay our respects. It's a pity I was never able to meet him; it seems his community loved and respected the man greatly. He is survived by his son whom we spent the afternoon with and grew to also love his family. The odd duck at every lunch outing, Luca's family is always loving. We explored a little bit of Ferrara and the Castello and rushed home for Jake and studies.
REST DAY - RIP Piero.

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Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - biked 2 miles to Danielle's, hiked Sarzana Foretezza hill for 1 hour 45 minutes, biked 2 miles home. 1 hour trainer to follow.
mini BIKE to HIKE to mini BIKE
BIKE (trainer)

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - tough swim today and solo'd on the my Vespa. Guys, I love that thing!! But, the swim - 1st 1000 wasn't bad. 2nd and 3rd 1000 a group of teenage pools ravaged the pool. 4th 1000 a new lane opened and just a few of us ladies took over. The last 15 laps were hard!
SWIM 4000m

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Friday, July 27, 2018 - not such an early morning, but got an hour on the trainer complete and tons of morning work accomplished. Later Luca and I went to Lerici for a 1,200m near 30min open water swim and lunch at Jeri. Date night at home to wrap up a good day + blood moon! OOOH!!!
BIKE (trainer)
SWIM (open water)

Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 12 mile morning run, 5 mile lunch run, couldn't quite make the p.m. run tonight so I walked Jake and called it day. Oh, and made a cauliflower pizza. And saw a rat the size of Jake. Nutria rat. It's still a rat. GROSS!
DOUBLE RUN - 17 miles

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Sunday, July 29, 2018 - up with the sun for my long ride. 100 miles is on the menu today. Done and done!! I don't even want to talk about it!! Stalked Ohio 70.3 all day and hiked/creeked w/the Jake. Oh and big meat for dinner - PROTEIN!
BIKE 100 miles

Weekly Totals:
Swim - 8,200 meters. Shit!
Bike - 136 miles
Run - 26 miles.

I don't know how I feel about this week. I'm doing the 4 week stressing. IM Vichy is in 4 weeks. Am I ready? Certainly I've put the mileage in... I never feel ready. 4 weeks. 4 weeks and family. I can't wait for my niece Alyssa and Mom and Bob to arrive.