Thanks to some work distractions (i.e. our work retreat where we all went “glamping” for two days – more on that later), I completely lagged in getting last week’s recap up. I know, I know…how could you possibly survive without a post about how much I worked out. Chin up, little one, because here it is: TAPER AND RACE WEEK!
Mon., 5/14: Swim
2,700 meters in the outdoor pool. I literally don’t remember anything about this swim outside of what I have in my notes, “A little slow, but felt good overall.” Genius writer right here, folks.
The good news is that I finally found two training suits that fit! Yes, I use two pieces – my torso is abnormally long and one piece suits are NOT pretty. Both from SwimOutlet.com, the “Uglies” suit on the right was only $20 – score!
Tues., 5/15: Rest
Another impromptu trip to Los Angeles for work meant switching around my rest days.
Wed., 5/16: Run/Strength
My first interval run back from taking some run time off for my hip and oh how I’ve missed them. Here was the race prep interval run:
15′ Warm Up @ HR Zone 1-2
5 x 1/4 Mile @ HR Zone 5a (5k Pace) 1/4 Mile Easy Jog RI
Remainder of the 45′ Run @ HR Zone 2
I finished up Wednesday with 15 minutes of core work.
Thurs., 5/17: Cycle
Another race prep workout to keep the blood flowing but the intensity manageable:
10′ Warm Up @ Zone 1-2
With 10′ @ Zone 3-4, Cadence 90+rpm.
Remainder of the 40′ @ Zone 1-2
Fri., 5/18: Two Open Water Swims (a.m./p.m.)
Good friends are people who do open water swims with you at 6 a.m. and selflessly swim with you to calm you the hell down. I owe them a six pack for that one. Later that night, I met up with my coach for another open water swim and a few pointers on swim mechanics. Another great confidence builder for Sunday’s tri.
Sat., 5/19: Cycle
What was supposed to be a 20 minute race prep-ride turned into almost an hour ride as I didn’t gauge how far my cousin’s house was when I offered to ride there. Also, proof that Chicken Face and I take “bike” rides together:
Sun., 5/20: RACE!
I closed out week 24 with:
6 hours and 15 minutes of training (definitely a taper week):
7327.2 yards swimming
42.4 miles cycling
10.9 miles running (stupid hip)
15 minutes strength training
I have a big double brick planned for this weekend, a birthday celebration and enjoying the weekend catching up on life. Hope you all have a fantastic and safe holiday weekend.