Last week was the last big push before this weekend’s race. I’m not going to lie. It hurt.
Monday – Rest Day. Okay, this one didn’t hurt.
Tuesday – Treadmill hill repeats. 3 one mile hills. Awesome. Actually, this workout went better than I expected. I had to knock the speed WAY down, so I would have been beating no one, but I managed to rock it out while still keeping my heart rate down, and for me, that’s the biggest challenge when it comes to hills.
Wednesday – An hour on the bike trainer. I love trainer workouts and am looking forward to a winter on the trainer. I can definitely tell that I’m getting stronger. The puddle of sweat is less than awesome though.
Thursday – Team Fight Swim. As per usual, I didn’t want to go, went, and had a blast. We did sprints and I was sore for two days. Which means that I needed those sprints. I’m not much of a sprinter, but I can only believe that it makes me faster.
Friday – Rest day. I’m good at these.
Saturday – Ten freaking miles on the treadmill. I was exhausted today and wasn’t sure I could make it through all ten miles, so I decided to get on the mill and do what I could. And I ended up rocking out all ten miles. They weren’t the prettiest, but I got them done.
Sunday – Went to the Billy Joel concert last night and it was AWESOME. But I didn’t get home til 2 am. So getting up at 7 to bike with the group didn’t happen. But I got on the trainer and put in the 1:40 that Coach wanted me to do. Then I took a nap.
I’ve been really struggling with my training lately. I wondered if it was overtraining, but I think it’s just life. I’m not getting enough sleep through my own fault and I’ve also been dealing with some huge projects at work. Thankfully, I’m not putting in a significant amount of extra time at the office, but I’ve been going pretty much full speed while I’m there. I successfully hit three major deadlines, so I’m hoping in the next month or so, things ease up a tiny bit. We’ve been saying this for the past year, so I don’t have much hope, but a girl can dream.