(So this was supposed to post yesterday and didn’t. Whoops.)
Last week was my first full week on my trainer’s plan. And even though it’s not drastically different from what I was doing in terms of time, it’s kicking my ass! But in a good way.
Monday – Rest day. I’m gloriously good at rest days.
Tuesday – Swim drills, right around a mile of swimming. Drills definitely keep my brain working while I swim, which is nice. I’m doing less distance than I was, but I’m working just a bit harder, so that’s good.
Wednesday – Trainer workout. This is probably the biggest change for me. When I rode my bike in the trainer previously, I just sort of pedaled, sometimes pedaling faster. I had no real plan. Now I have various workouts to complete. And they are not easy!
Thursday – Team Fight swim. No coaches this week, but they sent us with a plan, so a dedicated group of 7 did our best to complete the workout. Someday I will be fast enough to actually complete the whole workout in the hour we’re given.
Friday – Rest day. I actually failed at this rest day. I got a massage which was glorious. I had been having trouble with my left arm and figured it was shoulder tightness. I was close, but not quite right. My therapist hit a spot in the middle of my back that I didn’t know was sore and when she worked the knot out, the ache in my arm was gone. Amazing! Then I went in for my bike fit, which involved way more pedaling than I anticipated. I was exhausted when I got done!
Saturday – Thanks to threatening thunderstorms, my 7 mile long run happened on the treadmill. It was a mental slog, but I got it done.
Sunday – Rode the Iron Girl Columbia course with Princeton Sports. Had a great time. Saw two dead deer, which was unfortunate, though one had a giant bird (a vulture maybe) next to it, ready for a meal. That was cool. Also had a deer run right in front of us while we rode. Crazy!
(Aside – I tried to search for pictures of birds that eat roadkill to see if I could figure out what kind of bird it was, and I Googled “what eats roadkill.” The search results were all about how humans can safely eat roadkill. Um, ew.)
So that was my week of workouts. It was an intense week and I already find myself longing for my next rest day. This current week only has one rest day on Friday. Is it Friday yet? I really want it to be Friday.