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I am happy with how I mixed speed and shorter runs this week. I ran speed on M and Saturday and the other days were easy. I also had some variation in the mileage :-)
M: 8.5 mi run + 1200 yd swim
T: 7.5 mi run + 1500 yd swim
W: 7.1 mi run + 1400 yd swim
T: 6 mi run + 1800 yd swim
F: 8.5 mi run + 1550 yd swim
S: 6 mi run + 2000 yd swim
S: 5 mi run + 6 mi bike
totals 9450 yd swim, 6 mi bike, 48.6 mi run
goals for this week: 6 swims, 2 bikes, day off from running
disclaimer: PhD not MD
It wasn't a great week for training --I aimed for...
"daily p/rehab, 3 strength sessions, 2 pool swims, 2 trainer rides, 1 track session ... over the weekend, I'll do that bike/run brick I've been avoiding as well as a swim/bike brick."
... and I ended up with p/rehab 6 of 7 days, 2 days of strength, 1 pool swim, 2 trainer rides, 1 track sessions and 1 of the bricks. Not great but I was really tired all week and think it was the right call. Work has been higher stress than usual and I've had a few other personal things going one over the last few days. It's all fine just blegh.
I had a really, really fun time cheering and sherpaing at Oceanside. It was great to watch the pros and see so many friends hitting great times on that course. I had so much fun that I skipped my swim/bike brick and went to the beach -- I didn't even do my p/rehab that day which is very unusual for me. However, I'm happy to report that I did the bike/run brick I'd been avoiding and that went well -- probably the best I've felt running off the bike (road not tri).
This week, I'm sorta tapering for a 70.3 this weekend -- daily p/rehab, 2 days of strength, a swim, a run, a bike a drive north, a little prep, and then a race! This will be my second 70.3 and my goal for the race is just to put together 3 solid segments and treat it like a big, hard brick to give me experience and confidence for the Santa Rosa 70.3 in May. I will be riding my road bike (I'm not on my tri bike until I get sorted out) and I am hoping it allows me to run more comfortably off the bike without slowing me down too much. In my first 70.3, I had a mechanical, lost a water bottle, got a 5:00 penalty on the bike and then utterly imploded on the run in the heat, hills, and humidity -- Here's hoping I can get it together this time around :D
I hope everyone has a great week!
(Formerly SoCalTricurious, now in the PNW).
1/2 Marathon Trail Race, good enough for 2nd AG and 9th Female
76.4 hours of billable work
It was really nice to go outside for a few hours! (that's not me, I'm the one who took the pic)
Move body at least once for 2 minutes
I just need to take a deep breath and relax and not freak out that I'll lose all my fitness if I don't maintain my sweat time. So, back to work I go!!
San Luis Obispo, CA
Plagued by PF. Now I just swim.
I've been diligently counting calories and have lost 5 lbs of the "I'm having a baby so I should eat all the things" weight. Still have 13ish to go, but I'm starting to notice a difference which of course makes it easier to stick with the plan.
I've been running because it ticks the most boxes. I get outside, the dog gets her exercise and it doesn't take much time.
I've been running 3 days/week but I'm going to experiment with 4 or 5 days and see how I feel. My "long" run is 6km - I'm planning on getting that one to 10 with the other days being 4-6. Running is not my strong sport - it's been a pleasant surprise to enjoy it and feel like I'm progressing (in volume if not in speed).
SLOgoing - Congratulations on the race. Any funky prizes?
Last week: two indoor rides, first outdoor ride of the season (YAY) and one weights session. I really enjoyed the time away - The Post Hotel is one of my favourite places to visit. The club ride on Sunday was good, although a bit chilly at the start. I have never worn quite so many layers to go cycling (I even had tin foil in my shoes) but I was just thrilled to be outside. It was quite a slow ride (3 hours for 50miles) but I was pleased with how it went :D
This week: physio (done), another weights session, two indoor rides and one longer outdoor ride (weather dependent). I am in a course all weekend so not sure how much more I will have time for and I was hoping to get out with Dan for a long ride on Friday but the weather is looking dreadful.
Where has AP disappeared to? I don't recall her posting recently.
Yeah, where is AP??? It has been many months!
Funky prize was race credit toward the next race entry fee. Pretty funky, but I dig it. Because I'll do it again next year.
And edbikebabe! Dang. I need a lesson. Most impressive. Meanwhile, I ate a break room muffin and unclaimed ice cream today. Grr.
San Luis Obispo, CA
Plagued by PF. Now I just swim.
Wow SLO 76.4 hrs of billable work. That's just huge amounts of work. My dh is doing those weeks at the moment, he's not a happy boy. Don't know where you found the energy to smash a 1/2 marathon and get 2nd AG - Super Woman!
Well I dug myself into a nice deep black tired hole 2 weeks ago, which left me frustrated and demotivated. I love training and I love volume, but now and again it gets the better of me! I started getting all cranky and couldn't sleep properly. When my sleep starts to get affected, I know I have to take a step back - I still trained just reduced volume and took everything easy. Took a few days to sleep properly again, but I needed a good 10 days till my energy levels were normal (although I think having my time of the month also had something to do with this). Anyway, feeling better now and will try not to over do it this week - Ha!
Last week: swim x3, run x3, bike x4 - including x2 outside! I was glad to get outside, but living in a very hilly area made me feel very weak and slow!
Goals for this week are swim x4, run x5 and bike x4.
Have a lovely week everyone.