This week was FINALLY my recovery week from training! However, it was probably the worst recovery week I’ve ever had. Since it was my first week off work, I had a lot of house and yard-work to do. Also, this week was quite atypical because I switched around several of my “workouts”. Though I always allow flexibility in my schedule, I usually don’t change it THIS much!
Even though I crossed a lot of things out, most of them were just moved to different days, so I still got all the work in. Here’s what I did each day:
Sunday: In the morning, I did T25 Alpha Ab Intervals and the T25 Stretch dvds. Then in the afternoon, I did my 3 hour bike ride (skipped the run because of my foot).
Monday: Rest Day!
Tuesday: I did an easy 7 mile run in the morning (foot felt great!!) In the evening, I was really tired, so I moved the swim to Wednesday.
Wednesday: 1 hour easy bike ride, then swam later in the morning. I decided to do my typical Saturday swim this day, so it was 3 X 1000m (4,000m total)
Thursday: Another easy run-6 miles and felt good still! In the evening, John and I went to the Reservoir to do our first open water swim! It was SO. COLD!!!!! I’ll have to do a separate post for that one later this week Anyway, I stuck it out for 30 minutes in the frigid water.
Friday: My bike test. Those of you who follow me on Twitter already know I bombed this. For the first time ever, I actually quit before I was done. I just felt horrible and was doing horrible, so I stopped after 20 minutes…. I did some easy riding after I stopped so it was an hour total. I was pretty bummed the test went so badly, but I have some tips and ideas for how to improve in the future! In the afternoon, I was feeling pretty good, so I did T25 Dynamic Core.
Saturday: I was supposed to do my run test this day, but since I haven’t had many quality workouts since my marathon, we decided it wouldn’t be worth doing. So, I decided to do my Saturday long workout. It went so well!! I did 7 X 9 minutes at 6:43-6:50 pace! Totaled 12.15 miles. Oh, and I absolutely LOVE my new shoes! They definitely passed the test. In the afternoon, I had my swim test (moved from Thursday). I was hoping to improve in the swim, but I had a bad headache (think I have allergies!!), so I ended up a few seconds off my PR. I was bummed at first, but then I remembered-I’m not training to test well; I’m training to RACE well!
Totals for the week:
Running: 15.15 miles (3 hrs, 12 min)
Biking: 5 hrs
Swimming: 6,908 meters (2 hrs, 23 min)
T25: 3 workouts (1 hr, 15 min)
Halo Swim Bench: 10 min
Total Training Time: 12 hours
So that was my week-definitely not picture perfect, but not every week is. Sometimes its easy and sometimes things just don’t go as planned. Looking to start fresh next week and get some good training (and resting) in! How was your week? Any fun and exciting stories?