In Week 3 I had 3 good rides, 1 swim (where I seriously thought I was going to puke in the pool) and 1 long run (where I actually did puke) - and it wasn't entirely from the effort I was putting forth. It seems that spring has finally arrived in Wisconsin, and with it has come an incredibly high level of tree pollen. Me + Tree Pollen = Dreadful Allergy Issues.
I'll spare you the details, but all the drainage has wreaked havoc on my ability to breathe through my nose and my throat has been a scratchy, coughing mess. The only place I felt somewhat decent this week was on the bike.
|Pretty = Pollen|
My only swim of the week wasn't too bad until I started trying to swim sprints. I think the combination of sinus issues and sucking in chemical-heavy air led me to have some serious acid-feelings in my throat. I paused, caught my breathe, and made peace with having to slow down so I could finish my swim - and keep my dinner down.
The weather was absolutely beautiful on Saturday (70-ish, sunny, light breeze) and I took my long run outside. I think I wasn't quite ready for how warm it was - and how hard it was to breathe. The run was a mix of good miles and dog pile miles (and a brief stop to toss my cookies behind a bush). At least the views were pretty!
Next week is a step back week and I have plans to do a mock-triathlon/triple brick on the weekend - that should be interesting!
Week 3 Stats:
Swim: 2200 yards (1.25 miles)
Bike: 34.23 miles
Run: 8.04 miles
Strength: 1 Session (30min)
Total Time: 5 hours, 40 minutes
Total Distance: 43.52 miles
Cumulative Distance: 876.25 miles - about the distance from Milwaukee to Cheyenne, Wyoming!