Tough week. Mostly because of work. My schedule was a mess and consequently it threw off my workouts all week. But I powered through as best as I could, even though I only did about half as much as I wish I could have gotten in.
So, my crazy week culminates to-
Monday- 2000m swim (am)/8:1 mile brick(pm)
For Monday I tried something new; working out on my lunch break. I headed to the YMCA on my hour lunch break since it’s less than a mile from my office. I did an endurance pyramid starting at 100 meters and working up to 400m and back down. Plus a short warm up and cool down. I ended up being about five minutes late getting back since I had to shower and pull myself back together afterwards. After work I did a short out and back on Finley then when I got home did a quick shoe change and chugged through a mile run. I was really surprised to pull out a 9:18 mile. I felt like I was running through peanut butter, but I guess that’s what my legs wanted. I know myself well enough to that about a mile or so in my legs will finish shaking out and I’ll settle into a sustainable rhythm.
Tuesday- FLTC Group Ride (20.48 miles)
This was my first experience doing a group ride. I once again forget to turn on my autopause, so my data is a bit off, but overall I was happy with the experience and like the route enough to ride it solo, including extending it a few more miles down route 4 to grab some extra distance. However, riding through town slows me down a lot in terms of my average pace for the ride as a whole, which I hate. So goes it though.
Wednesday- Unplanned rest day
I had a 3-4 mile run penciled in, but after I pulled a ten hour work day where I never stopped going the whole time, I was wiped. I got home and sat down and it was game over. Oops.
Thursday- FLTC “Group Ride” (21.39 miles)
This “group” ride was just me and our Club Head. No one else showed up, so the two of us headed out and did the same route as Tuesday night. I managed to remember to turn my autopause on though, so I didn’t ride a mile with my watch stopped this time around. We took it at an easy pace and chatted most of the way. He’s an ultra-marathoner turned 14x times Ironman finisher and just got his confirmation for the Kona Ironman World Championships for 2015 via Legacy from WTC this past week. Incredible.
Friday- 1800m swim
I swam again on my lunch break Friday. I needed the sleep in the morning but really needed the swim. I hoped in and basically just swam. I did a couple 100m warm up sprints than just settled in and swam until it was time to go. I’ve consistently swam 1:58/100 the last three or four times I’ve swam, so that seems to be my race pace since I kept it up at a sustainable pace for my whole time in the pool today. I’ll be happy with that pace on race day, although I suspect for sprints I can be a smidge faster.
Saturday- Planned rest day
Today was my scheduled rest day in anticipation of my relay race on Sunday. We ate a ton of carbs, went to packet pickup and the mandatory pre-race meeting, and just relaxed. It was nice.
Sunday- Seneca7 Relay Race (77.7/10.92 miles)Full recap coming later this week. But overall this race was super fun and I totally want to do it again. I am sore today though, yeesh.
Total Training-Swim: 3800m (2.36 miles)Bike: 49.33 milesRun: 11.91 milesTotal: 6h 23m. Not a lot, but my week was a struggle, so I’ll take it.
This week’s rough training plan, It’s not pretty either since I have two dinners to attend this week that will keep me from getting evening workouts in and it’s going to rain literally every single day this week. DUMB-
M- rest. I wavered on this a lot, but I need to let my sore muscles bounce backT- swim/spin W- run/strengthT- swim/spinF- swimS- runS- spin death (in place of long ride if the rain doesn’t get out)
Did you have an awesome week? Tell me about it!
Who else raced this week? Fill me in!