Last week, Chicken Face went on a week-long dirt bike trip with his buddy, so it was just Lola and I. One would think that would mean I could do whatever I want, watch enough Kardashians to leave me brain-dead, and eat brussel sprouts for every meal. But alas, that wasn’t the case. Life is throwing a few curve balls at me right now, so instead, I did my best to manage those and try to get in all my training.
Here’s a look at week 29:
Mon., 6/18: Yoga
More schedule rearranging and opted for 30 minutes of yoga instead of a complete rest day. The “No Om Zone’” DVD that I use isn’t necessarily yoga in the traditional sense, but I like to think of it as prolonged stretching – which is essentially what I’m after.
Tues., 6/19: Run / Core
I’d like to call this run, “How Page Got Her Groove Back.” AT LAST – a run where I finally felt strong. Here’s the sweatastic interval workout (followed by some core work):
15′ warm up @ zone 1-2
4 x 100m strides (100m easy jog/walk RI)
5′ run @ zone 2-3
3 x 1 mile @ zone 4-5a (half marathon-10k Pace) 400m easy jog/walk RI
Any remaining time of the 60′ total run @ Zone 2
Later that evening, I went out to dinner at this adorable tapas restaurant with my work team. Delicious food overload.
Wed., 6/20: Cycle
Waking up to see that it’s 5:30 a.m. and still bright out meant one thing: forget the trainer – I’m going outside! Given that this week was a slight taper week leading up to the race, I simply rode and cleared my head. A perfect way to start the day.
Thurs., 6/21: Swim
Finally getting in the swim that I missed on Monday and proceeded to get a pretty sweet sunburn.
2 x 50 FORM (10"RI)
4 x (25 DRILL, 25 EASY) 15"RI)
4 x (25 FIST, 25 BUILD) 15"RI
2 x 500 FORM (30"RI)
800 @ OLYMPIC RACE EFFORT
COOL DOWN: 2 x 50 Non-Freestyle
Fri., 6/22: Run
Taper week was being good to me as it was another run where I finally felt myself. Plus, I’d like to make note that I’m going to have these giant bushes of hydrangeas in front of my future house. Yes please!
Pre-race interval run:
15′ @ HR zone 1-3
8 x 30" fast run interval (1′ easy jog RI)
Run each 30" Fast Intervals as fast as you can while maintaining good form. IMPORTANT: Pace yourself, so you can run the last interval as fast as the first interval. Maintaining good form is far more important that pace.
15′ run @ HR zone 2-3
Sat., 6/23: Pre-Race Tune Up
To get ready for Sunday’s race, a quick cycle and run set to make sure everything is working on my bike and to get the blood flowing. Here’s what the run looked like:
15′ easy paced run @ HR zone 1-2
w/5 x 15" HR zone 5a (LVL8) pick ups (45" RI)
After the tune ups, I went with my family who was in from Nevada to the local fair parade. Oh small town parades…
Post-parade, I went to the T1 early to drop off my bike early…
And make a special stop at this gem:
I’ve gotten a few questions about the location, prices and selection here and I will say this: it is in Gilroy, CA, it had limited offerings, and the prices weren’t steeply discounted, but rather their regular sale prices. I still picked up one top though.
The best part of the whole weekend? This family dinner that rarely happens:
Sun., 6/24: Silicon Valley International Triathlon
Tri number two in the books! You can see the entire recap here.
I closed out week 29 with:
6 hours and 45 minutes of training:
4,099.3 yards swimming
38.2 miles cycling
19.4 miles running
15 minutes strength training
30 minutes yoga
A light week in training, a big race weekend, and a busy week with family by my side.