I have somehow managed to fall behind on my weekly training updates, but for good reason. I have been training!
Last Monday began the biggest week of training for this training cycle and it started with a bang, one that had nothing to do with IMTX. Monday found me in a dental chair dealing with pain and fear of the unknown that I had been trying to ignore until after the race.
I had started noticing that after each workout, the pain in my last molar would increase greatly to the point where I could do nothing except go to sleep and pray it would stop by the time I woke up again.
The doc said I needed a root canal and a crown, maybe two. He figured I would get into the endodontist in a week or so, and then we would proceed from there. As luck would have it, the endo had an opening the very next morning at 7:45. Lucky me!
I went on home and got my workouts in for the day and prepared myself mentally for the root canal and the probably loss of a solid week of training.
Tuesday morning came with the sun and I sailed through the root canal. The doc was amazing and numbed me up enough that I was able to put in another solid day of workouts before the medication wore off.
Wednesday, I was back in the dental chair for the temporary crown placement. Upon further investigation, it was discovered that the tooth adjacent to the problem molar had an ill-fitting crown that he felt should be replaced. I agree to having both crowns done and when the bad crown was removed, 3 cavities were discovered. Guess it really was an ill-fitting crown. 3 hours of drilling and filling, fitting, and molding were completed and again, I was numb enough to get solid workouts in.
Thursday was our last co-op day which I spent teaching and monitoring my pain level which was surprisingly low. I was a bit tender, but nothing a few Advil didn't take care of. I went ahead with my long run of 18 miles that evening and felt great.
Friday was a nice evening spin and short run. Saturday I was able to do the open water swim in Lake Woodlands with a 40 mile bike ride and 2 mile run. I really felt great.
Sunday was supposed to be a rest day, but I felt great and ended up going to a spin class.
All in all, I am very pleased with how I am feeling coming off of the biggest week of training. I am so thankful that I have not had any injuries and my fatigue is manageable. I know beyond all doubt that Tailwind Nutrition is a perfect fit for me now. With all of the dental work I had done, eating solid food was difficult. Drinking Tailwind throughout the day and in each workout helped keep my calorie intake up and therefore I was able to get through each one, each recovery, with enough energy to prepare for the next one as well as take care of a very busy household. Thank you, Tailwind!!
Apr 22th- Apr 28th
Swim: 4 miles in 3 hours (swam ows in wet suit)
Bike: 126 in 6 hours
Run: 29 miles in 4:58 hous
Cross: 30 mins (yoga, planks, ab work)
Total Time: 15:00 Total Miles: 161