Hooray, this week is race week! In two days I’ll be in St. George, UT! However in the meantime, I’m a little behind on my training updates, so here’s a quick update on training weeks 16 and 17:
Week 16: 4/16-4/22
Monday – 2900y swim in the am, yoga in the pm
Tuesday – Speedwork in the am: 800 w/u, 6×800, 800 c/d, followed by an hour easy ride after work
Wednesday – 2350y swim in the am, followed by probably the hardest weekday trainer ride so far this year after work. Ouch. I survived though.
Thursday – Hill repeats on the treadmill
Friday – 2100y swim in the am
Saturday – 10 mile run with 8 @ sub 8 pace. Sadly only two miles were actually at sub 8…just couldn’t get the head and legs to get with the program. Later in the afternoon I did an hour of hot yoga.
Sunday – This weather. Sigh. 3 hours on the trainer, with 6×15 min at race pace, followed by a 20 min run. I realllly hope that’s the longest ride I have to do on the trainer this season.
Total Training Hours: 12:33
Week 17: 4/23-4/29
Monday – 2900y swim in the am. Later that afternoon I felt like I was coming down with a sore throat/cold so I skipped yoga.
Track workout in the am, 1 hr ride in pm woke up feeling worse, so I waited until noon to decide if I should attempt my run or not… after texting with my coach, it was decided to take today off and get my immune system back to its healthy state.
Wednesday – woke up feeling a bit better so I swam 2350y in the am and rode the trainer for an hour after work.
Thursday – I was dreading this run once I saw it on my schedule… 1 mile warmup, 3×1 @ 7:30 with 2 min RI and then 2 miles at 1/2 IM RP (8:15-20). It looked tough. Plus, it was all on the treadmill, and I couldn’t decide if mentally mile repeats were easier on the track with things to stare at, or easier to just put my head down and run on the treadmill. Regardless, I got it done and hit all of the paces, so hoooray!
Friday – 2125y swim at lunch
Saturday – 7 mile run with 5@ sub 8, and hit all 5 at a sub 8 pace. 🙂 Later that afternoon I did an hour of yoga.
Sunday – I RODE OUTSIDE!! 2 hours, with 1 hour at RP effort. Overall it felt good, I rode one of my usual go-to semi hilly routes and felt like I was in pretty good shape compared to how I usually feel on the hills. Granted it was nowhere as hilly as St. George, but 1. riding outside + 2. Riding a few hills to make sure I remember how to change gears (ha) was a pretty good confidence booster for me. After the ride I ran 20 minutes at RP. Later in the afternoon I snuck in another hour of yoga.
Total Training Hours: 9:36
This week is REALLY light since I’m in full taper mode, in fact I think I’m spending more time packing/organizing things for the trip than doing any swimming, biking or running. Happy Tuesday!