Well folks, it was a long week for me being the week after spring break AND the first week of daylight savings, but I survived! Actually, despite being tired, I actually had a decent week of training! All of my workouts went smoothly except for one Here’s how the week rolled out:
Sunday: I got in a nice T25 core workout this morning. I did Dynamic Core again from the Beta cycle. Then, I had a great 2 hour ride in the afternoon. I know, only 2 hours! It was a bit harder than typical long rides-trying to prepare for faster racing Then I did a quick 15 minute run immediately following the bike.
Monday: My one day to sleep in-it was much appreciated! I did get up in time to do one T25 workout before work. I chose Rip’t Circuit because it focused on the whole body. I actually really liked it and thought it was fun! There weren’t any crazy hard moves, and I liked that it incorporated upper body, lower body, and core! I’m definitely going to be choosing that workout often When I got home from work, I was tired after a long first day back, so John and I went out to a nice dinner and then rented a movie after! It was a fun date night
Tuesday: It was a rough morning dragging myself out of bed in the dark, but once I got out the door, I enjoyed a beautiful 7 mile hill workout! (56 minutes total)
In the evening, I had an easy swim workout-it was just 30 minutes of drill work, then 3X500 meters at an easy pace. I did 2,800 meters total and was thankful that it wasn’t a hard workout because I had some major heartburn! Never swim after eating spicy fish!! Uff, bad life choice…
Wednesday: I had a great 1.5 hour bike workout! This was the hardest workout I think I’ve ever completed on my trainer. I felt so accomplished after!!
Thursday: It was another early morning run…and to make it worse, it was cold, snowy, and WINDY! Let’s just say the tempo workout did not go as planned I completed it, but I was miserable. It totaled 6.2 miles in 50 minutes. However, I was able to recover by the evening and knock out an AWESOME swim workout! Only problem: I forgot to charge my Garmin and it died as soon as I turned it on! Therefore, I have no idea what my split times were, but I felt smooth, FAST, and balanced! In one way, it was nice not to have the pressure of hitting specific times-I knew I was in the pace zone anyway, so it doesn’t really matter what the exact time was. At least not every workout anyway. I totaled 3,000 meters in approx 66 minutes. Oh! and my Hammer order game that night too, so that made up for the running and swimming mishaps!
Friday: I was worried about my bike workout this particular morning, because I woke up feeling sleepy and unmotivated. However, I got myself on my bike and had a GREAT workout! I worked really hard and nailed every repeat. I was pleased. It totaled 2 hours.
Saturday: I felt great after a good night’s sleep and getting to sleep in a little in the morning! I headed out the door a little after 9am and I ran 20.2 miles in 2hrs30min. It was a gorgeous day out with a lot of sunshine. The only bad thing about the run was it was very windy, but I still had a great time! In the afternoon, we headed to the pool for our swim! I had to do 6X500 meters and then 20 minutes at zone 2! It was challenging, but not too bad! Took a while though-1hr30min for 4,500meters!
So it was a rough week in terms of tiredness after my spring break, but I think I got some quality work in, and looking back, I am very pleased with my progress. Here’s my totals:
Total training time this week: 14 hours, 41 minutes
Running: 35 miles (4 hrs, 31 min)
Biking: 5.5 hours
Swimming: 10,300 meters (3 hrs, 40 min)
T25: 50 minutes (two workouts)
Halo bench: 10 minutes (on Thursday)
I hope you all had a great week and that you’ve adjusted well to the time change! Happy training!