Monday and Tuesday were easier days... endurance swim and run on Monday (1.2 mile swim, 8.5 mile run) and a trainer spin on Tuesday (60 minutes, small chain ring). I feel totally recovered from that tough weekend of biking. I have 6 more days of brutal workouts ahead of me... track workouts, bricks, open water and race-distance swims. Then it's taper time. Columbia awaits.
The biking over the past week shows me that I am ready on the bike, and I am exactly where I want to be... a 23 mph and up biker. Just like when I started running sub 5:30s for 10k last year, I feel I reached an important milestone... one I didn't really ever think imaginable. Just goes to show what hard work and dedication will do.