I remember being younger and getting “upset” at my mom because she didn’t remember all the things I had going on in my life.
“Moooooooom, ugh, I have practice tonight.”
“Moooooooom, I told you 20 times her name it Jessica, not Julia.”
“Moooooooom, I told you last week that my finals are this week.”
What a foolish child I was.
Sadly, I now know the feeling on not even remembering what happened last week, let along trying to remember the nuances of three children’s schedules. I better start poppin’ that ginkgo baloba. So while it wasn’t that long ago, I’ll do my best at recapping the week that was.
Mon., 5/28: Run/Core
A nice little six mile tempo run, where I once again struggled to be in the right heart rate zones followed by some Nike Training Club core work. Try it on for size:
15′ Warm Up @ HR Zone 1-2
2 x 15′ @ HR Zone 3 (5′ Easy Jog/Walk RI)
Remainder of the 50′ Run @ HR Zone 2
Tues., 5/29: Swim
2,000 meters in the outdoor pool and I have a confession to make. I can’t bring myself to swim in the indoor pool anymore. Seriously, I now loathe the indoor pool and find myself completely reworking my schedule just so I can make it to the outdoor pool. Are you an outdoor fanboy?
2 x 50 FORM (10″RI)
4 x (25 DRILL, 25 EASY) 15″RI
2 x (50K, 25 EASY, 25 BUILD) 15″RI
3 x 500 @ Half IM Race Effort (30″RI)
Try to swim each 500 within 15″ of each other. Start out easy so you can finish strong & on pace.
Wed., 5/30: Rest
I can honestly not even remember what I did this day other than work. Lovely.
Thurs., 5/31: Cycle
An hour on the trainer accompanied by more Kardashians. My legs may get stronger with each indoor ride, but a little piece of my brain dies each time. I can’t quit you, Kim!
Fri., 6/1: Run a.m./Swim p.m.
Want to know what’s harder than getting into zone five? Trying to stay in zone two! I am still working on this “slow the freak down” thing…oh, and I spotted this gem on my route.
Friday was also my first anxiety-free open water swim!
Sat., 6/2: Double Brick!
This was a big day in the training cycle as many of my coach’s fellow athletes were doing triple bricks (kill me now). Thankfully I won’t have to deal with that until September or October, and was happy to have a double brick on tap. Here’s how it went down:
2 hour ride
50 minute run
2 hour ride
30 minute run
Overall, it equated to 63 miles of riding and 9.5 miles of running. While there were the normal “whoa, my legs feel weird, it’s hot, I’m getting tired” thoughts, overall I felt great! I can credit it to good company and this mid-ride delight (I know they’re full of crap, but I don’t care):
Sun., 6/3: Rest
Sleep in until 10? Please and thank you! We also managed to be the world’s biggest cheapskates and give Lola a haircut on our own. I think it was $50 well saved.
I closed out week 26 with:
8 hours and 53 minutes of training:
3,7712 yards swimming
76.9 miles cycling
21.4 miles running
15 minutes strength training
How was your training week? Happy Running!