I am really bummed that this weekend’s weather is supposed to be cool and rainy. I was planning to go ride Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park for their car free day on Sunday, but it looks like the weather is going to be cold, wet, and foggy, and not at all conducive to a good training ride. I’m going to wait and see what the weather looks like come Friday, but I may give up my spot, try to get in a good training ride Saturday morning before the rain comes, and do my long run on the treadmill (blech). With race season coming up soon, I want to make sure all of my outdoor rides are quality. I also don’t want to ride in the cold and wet if I don’t have to.
Last week was kind of hit or miss workout wise.
Monday was a rest day, and we had a Coeur Team Captains call, which was super helpful and a reminder that I’m on a team with some very incredible ladies.
Tuesday was a scheduled swim, but the pool was closed for Spring Break. I considered hitting the pool before work, but with an 8:00 meeting, that wasn’t an option. I did a quick run and some strength work instead.
Wednesday I had another FTP test. I was exhausted and didn’t expect this to go well at all, but I surprised myself. I wasn’t quite up to my most recent max, but I was darn close.
Thursday called for a five mile run. I remember when 5 miles was my long weekend run. Those were the days.
Friday I went back to the pool in the morning for the first time since September. It was good to be back, though it was also my day off work, so I didn’t have to be there ready to jump in the water right at 6am. This week is going to hurt.
Saturday I went out and rode 25 miles, my first ride outside this year. I went for an easy route, just to make sure I remembered how to ride. Followed it up with a 1 mile run. I was hoping the ride would be faster, but you can’t win ’em all.
Sunday I had a 7 mile run on the schedule, but I was absolutely exhausted and probably fighting off some sort of bug. Saturday after my ride, I actually laid down and watched tv, which is something I never do, so I should have expected that I was fighting something. Thankfully, a full rest day seems to have done the trick. I mentally struggle with skipping workouts because I feel like I’m just being lazy, but when my body is really pushing back, I do my best to listen.