2018: Training Week 12

The alarm went off too soon this morning at 5:05a… I laid in bed for 5 minutes debating sleeping in and swimming at lunch or after work.  However after thinking about it, I remembered I have meetings all day so I can’t swim at lunch, and on Monday evenings the lap lanes don’t start until 7:30p, and since I have yoga at 7p, I would have to move yoga to Tuesday night….and well, I just got up and got my butt to the pool 🙂

On a non-training update our mattress arrived on Saturday, and boy were we excited.  That is until it was installed and we realized how HIGH it was with the extra padding in the mattress and pillow top.  It was almost 2x the size of my previous mattress!  After doing some research and then going back to the store, they suggested a lower option from the standard 9 inch box spring, called a bunkie board, which was only 2 inches high.  Now THAT would work!  They also could do a swap so it won’t cost any extra money (in fact we would get a little bit back), so hooray!  It arrives on Thursday and hopefully then we can actually enjoy the new mattress as we are currently afraid to move too much in fear of falling off and breaking a limb.


JMR put a stepstool next to the bed that night 🙂 Also it looks so small but it is in fact a Queen.

Ok, on to last weeks training!

Week 12: 3/19-3/25

Monday – 3100y swim in the am, followed by yoga after work

Tuesday – Speedwork in the am: 800 warmup, 10×400, 800 cooldown. Easy 1hr spin after work

Wednesday – 1hr trainer ride/15 min run in the am (was dropping my bike off to get a tune up at lunch so had to swap swim/ride times), 2100y swim after work

Thursday –  Hill repeats…upped the usual pace of 7:54 to 7:47, I was able to hold all 8 at that pace but it was definitely a challenge!

Friday – 2625y swim, which included 30 minutes of nonstop swimming (hence the weird 25 in there, during my ‘rest’ I breastroked back to my usual end of the pool)

Saturday – 10 mile run with 1mi warmup, 6 @ sub 8:45, 2 @ 7:30, 1 mi cooldown.  What really happened…6 @ 8:20-8:30 and then the 2 were 7:45 and 8:15… those two miles were mostly uphill and my legs just weren’t having it.  I probably went a little too hard on the first six, but those also included more hills than my route I usually do long runs on.  Fortunately the Go! Half course isn’t all hilly as this route, so my legs should do better!

After the run I headed over for what I thought would be an easy hour of yoga, as I really needed lots of deep stretching, but I had picked the wrong class.  I left with my limbs not feeling very stretched out and more like noodles.  Oh and I was SORE.

Sunday – 2hr trainer ride with intervals followed by a 2 mile run.  After the hills and intense yoga class the day before, I already started this workout a bit fatigued and by the time I was done, I was spent.  It took all of my energy to get to the store for our weekly groceries.  Phew.

Total Training Hours: 12:22

Ok, back to work!  Happy Monday!


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