2018: Training Week 8

These past 8 weeks of 2018 have flown by and I can’t believe today is March 1st.  During those weeks I just kept my head down and kept focusing on getting the work done, and as a result, I was consistent and I got it done!  I’m getting pretty excited to see where I am fitness-wise in my first race of the season in a little over two weeks, the St. Patrick’s Day 5 Mile Race.  I also love this race because I’ve run it for so many years and it has a great, fun atmosphere and is followed by the downtown St. Patrick’s Day parade.

On a different note, logistics for St. George/Zion are starting to get finalized!  I have my bike logistics figured out (flying with a bike is kind of a pain, especially when you aren’t savvy with bike breakdown/assembly), dinner reservations are made for the night before the 70.3 in St. George, and on Monday we will find out if we got a slot in the lottery for one of the day hikes in Zion.  More on that next week though!

Ok on to last week’s training:

Week 8: 2/10-2/25

Monday- 2150y swim in the am which included a 2x 400 swim test.  I’m getting a tiiiiny (like 1 second, lol) bit faster from the previous test

Tuesday- Speedwork: 1 mi warmup, 4×800, 4×400, 4×200, 1 mi cooldown.  Yoga after work

Wednesday- 2550y swim in the am, followed by a 75 min trainer ride after work

Thursday- Hill workout: 1 mi warmup, 8x hill repeats (on the treadmill), 1 mi cooldown

Friday- 2700y swim at lunch

Saturday- 12 mi run – longest run this year so far, followed by NO swim, hooray! (probably because my coach feared I’d drown after that ‘high’ mileage)

Sunday- 90 min trainer ride followed by a 10 min run

Total Training Hours: 10:10

This week is a down week, which I am enjoying, but I think by this weekend I will be ready to turn the volume up again. 🙂  P.S.  I can’t believe St. George is in a little over 8 weeks.  Eek!!  I think today might be the day to cut out the sugary stuff I’ve been eating after dinner so my tri kit fits!

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