Last week was a busy week. Work really kicked up again, and my training has picked up as well, so it meant for not a lot of downtime.
Monday – Rest day. I use these for getting stuff done around the house that I inevitably didn’t get to over the weekend.
Tuesday – Scheduled for swim, but I knew that it was likely I would miss Wednesday’s workout, and I need all the bike time I could get, so I did my 75 minute structured trainer ride instead.
Wednesday – After a 9 hour meeting at work (where there was food for lunch but no actual break) I was completely burned out and went home and crashed as anticipated. At least I planned for it.
Thursday – 5 mile run
Friday – 2000m nonstop swim. Got distracted midway by the youth diving team. They were so impressive.
Saturday – 9 mile run. Well, more of a slog. Whatever, miles covered.
Sunday – 17 mile solo ride, repeated the same 17 mile course with the group at Princeton Sports, followed by a 2 mile run, a trip to the grocery store where I magically didn’t buy all the food in the place, and then a shower and rest.
Because I missed posting it yesterday. Whoops 🙂
Monday – Rest Day. So good at these.
Tuesday – Two mile run, followed by Team Fight swim. These are supposed to be in the other order, but there’s nowhere for me to run after swim, plus it’s 9:00 at night and I just want to go home and sleep.
Wednesday – FTP test. I was DREADING this. And it went really well. Or really terribly, depending on how you view it. I went up by 11 watts. That’s awesome! Except it now means that all my FTP based workouts are going to get that much harder. So, improvement is good, but…
Thursday – 5 mile run on the schedule, but I was burnt out. Did about 3.5 and stopped.
Friday – 2000m nonstop swim. I probably should have pushed for a bit more speed here. But I got the distance in.
Saturday – 8 mile run in the soupy air. It was only in the 70’s when I started, so I hoped that the run wouldn’t be too bad. Nope, I forgot about the 94% humidity.
Sunday – I had been sneezing much of Saturday (allergies) and that plus the humidity meant that I just couldn’t face an outdoor bike ride. So I pushed myself on the trainer for 2.5 hours. Outside would have been better, but I got in the time, so I’m not going to beat myself up about it.
Another week down, another workout recap. I don’t have another race for about a month, so I think this month will be a lot of really hard workouts to see what I can pull out at Rev3 Williamsburg.
Monday – Travel day/Rest
Tuesday – Bailed on my swim workout in favor of sleep.
Wednesday – 60 minute structured trainer ride. Felt surprisingly good after the tough weekend.
Thursday – 5 mile run
Friday – 2000m at the pool, 1700 nonstop. For me, these are a good opportunity to work on form, which is where I end up falling apart in OWS.
Saturday – 7 mile run that I should have started much earlier, but sleep is so very delicious.
Sunday – 2.5 hour training ride followed by a 2 mile run. I split this one up. I did 70 minutes with a group outdoors and then the last 80 minutes at home on the trainer. It was just a little too warm out. Should I have stayed outside? Yes. But I did not. Next time, I think I’ll do the solo part of the workout before the group ride.
Hey look, a week where I actually got stuff done! One thing I’m realizing as I do these recaps is that I need to get more strength work built into my plan.
Monday – Sweet, sweet rest day.
Tuesday – Team Fight swim. Lots of long distance in preparation for the weekend’s crazy swim.
Wednesday – 60 minutes on the trainer. I don’t know how people train without a mat or towel under their trainers because this sweating is ridiculous.
Thursday – Easy 5 mile run.
Friday – Easy 60 minutes on the trainer. With the holiday Monday, I was opting to skip my rest day and actually get in an extra day of biking over the long weekend, so I took this one easy.
Saturday – Swim Fest
Sunday – My first Princeton Sports ride of the year. We did the old Iron Girl course, and that’s 16.5 miles of no joking. I really like doing these group rides, and because I was putting in so much distance last year, I didn’t do a ton of them. My plan this year is to try to do the group rides to not only get in the added push of riding in a group and trying to keep up, but also to help support the newbies that will start to show up. I’ll just do the ride with the group, then go back out for whatever extra mileage I need. Or maybe I’ll try to get mileage before the ride. Whatever works for that weekend.
As I mentioned on Monday, this was a really great week workout wise. That doesn’t mean that all the workouts felt great, but I got them done.
Monday – Rest Day. I’m really good at these. I wish I could get more done on rest days though.
Tuesday – Team Fight Swim. I really enjoy being part of a group swim. I feel like I push myself harder than I do in a solo workout – especially when I’m the slowest swimmer there. We’ve got some beasts in the pool!
Wednesday – 60 minutes on the bike trainer
Thursday – 4 mile run. This one was more sluggish than I like.
Friday – 45 minutes in the pool. This one was a struggle. I’m not sure if I was just tired (6am swims are early!) or worn out, but I had to force myself to not bail early. I showed up, I might as well get the workout in.
Saturday – 25 mile bike followed by a 1 mile run. I rode the Columbia Tri course for the first time this year and it was awesome. I really love that course, even though I’ve never done the Columbia Tri. It’s got some quality hills and is just a beautiful route. It apparently got repaved recently as well, which made it even better than I remembered.
Sunday – 8 mile run. Apparently, after riding all those hills, my legs were wholly uninterested in an 8 mile run, and I think it took about 6 miles to actually warm up.