It’s finally Friday! And that means checking in on how I did this week.
Saturday- Does jumping up and down cheering for Syracuse basketball count?
Sunday- Hour and a half swim clinic with the tri club. I swam roughly a mile. I was in a lane doing decreased distance for the drills, so we had a bit of down time in between while those doing longer drills finished up. Overall though, it was awesome and I felt great afterwards.
Monday- Gym brick- hour on the spin bike and a 5k run. Felt great on both the bike and the run and was pleasantly surprised by my run time. Hopefully that translates in races since I didn’t even feel like I was running at race pace.
Tuesday- I forgot my Garmin on Tuesday. I think it nearly killed me. My wrist felt so lite without the small computer I wear on it constantly. However, even without my data, I mustered my way through a 3.5 mile HIIT run. I ended up not going to the tri club workout because it would mean missing the Syracuse game. We won’t talk about that abysmal loss, ugh.
Wednesday- Hour spin. I also took Finley out for a few miles because it was warm enough to tolerate and she hasn’t had a check up since I crashed her. So I thought getting her out for a bit was a good choice since she had been making a bit of noise after the crash.
Thursday- One mile swim- 350m warm up, 10x100m, 300m cool down. I feel like I did well. I worked on some of the stuff our tri club coach told me to focus on. And I’ working so hard to build up my endurance. I think the 100m sprints will be helpful for me and hopefully I can begin to increase some of my drill distances.
Friday- Sleep! My favorite!
Not too bad. I feel like it’s been one of my better weeks lately. Just gotta keep plugging along. My first race, Seneca7’s, is only two months away, so I should probably start running more since it’s a pretty lengthy relay.
I will point out that I did not make it to a single spin class and I didn’t do any two-a-days, both unusual for me. But, with the idea that I’m starting a definitive plan in another week, I’m not stressing.
Although, I will say, the plan I’m starting I do have a few points of contention with. First off, the swim distances are more than I know I can do right now, both distance wise and what I can cram into my morning time frame. Also, it has barely any rest days built in. The first once isn’t until the end of week three. This won’t work for me. My Friday sleep in’s are a non-negotiable for me. So I will be tweaking it somewhat, but for the most part I’m going to try and stick to the prescribed workouts, with some slight modifications where necessary.
Yay weekend though! Syracuse plays Duke again this weekend so we’re going to watch the game in Syracuse. Hopefully they can pull out a better game than Wednesday night’s disaster.