A move into a really difficult phase in an IRONMAN preparation. Still far enough away to be 'far away', but close enough that you can taste it.
The volume was there, the intensity was there, the fitness builds, however the mindset just was a little off this week. First week out of 16, no backwards steps, but for the first time, I lacked a little motivation. You can see it in the swim volume.
I know the reason why, almost a tiny bit of self preservation as I know what the next 24 days holds for me. This is the crossroad where you could be satisfied with a solid result, or go all in.
On another note, has someone done a study on cold climate acclimation vs heat acclimation? I don't know what's harder!
TOTAL FORECAST TSS 17,816 ACTUAL TSS 18,155 NET TSS +339