2018: Training Week 5

Another week down and it was a busy one as usual!  I can’t believe it’s already February…. so far 2018 seems to be flying.   Work was busy as I had my second re-certification test on Friday, so I was either working, working-out or studying (or eating, ha). I passed the test though so no more studying!  On Saturday JMR and I went to see the Sound of Music, which was his Christmas gift as something for us to do together.  It was nice to do something together on the weekend other than projects around the house (I’d say yardwork, but who am I kidding, I leave the yardwork up to JMR) or going out to dinner which are things we usually do for ‘us’ time.   We did watch the Superbowl with my family, however since I don’t care about football it really was more of a commercial watching/halftime entertainment/eating event for me. I did stay up LATE and watched the new episode of ‘This is Us’ which brough me to tears as usual (it’s such a darn good show).

On a training related note week 5 was the largest week of volume so far for 2018 and also 2017 with the exception of one 12 hour week the week of 2/6.  So hooray for that!  This week is a recovery week as I have my last Frostbite Series race on Saturday and then it’s back to the grind next week.

Week 5: 1/29-2/4

Monday: 2650y swim in the am, followed by Hot Yoga after work

Tuesday: Speedwork – 1mi warmup, 12×100 work up to sprint, 12×200 @5k w/ 1min RI, 1 mi cooldown

Wednesday: 2550y swim in the am, followed by a 70 min trainer ride after work

Thursday: Tempo run – 5 miles w/ 3@ tempo pace with 2min RI

Friday: 2600y swim in the am

Saturday: 8 mi run with 6 @Half-Marathon pace. I’m not where I would like my pace to be, but was able to run around 8:40ish for the 6 so hooray for that!  After the run I headed to the pool to swim 2500y

Sunday: 90 minute trainer ride followed by 10 minutes on the treadmill

Total Training Hours: 10:04

An added bonus is that I felt pretty good Sunday afternoon, my body wasn’t angry and I didn’t need to nap the rest of the afternoon, so it looks like my body is adapting to the slowly increased workload each week 🙂  However I’m definitely ready for an ‘easier’ week this week!  As usual I have no pictures to post, so here’s a picture of Patrick after he got groomed on Thursday:


Happy Monday!

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