It’s October and one thing is for sure: it’s peak month! Along with workout after workout and insatiable hunger, I have little time to do anything outside of train, eat, sleep and work. Yes, this is also me making an excuse for not recapping almost all of September and the first week of October. Thus, here goes, in the most abbreviated way possible.
Mon., 9/17: Swim (3,200 m)
Tues., 9/18: Swim (3,300 m) & Run (5 mi.)
Wed., 9/19: Yoga for Athletes
Thurs., 9/20: Cycle Indoors & Strength
Fri., 9/21: Swim (2,300 open water yds.) & Run (3.8 mi.)
Sat., 9/22: Long Ride & Transition Run
My first 80-mile ride ever – I was on cloud nine! Followed by a transition run.
Sun., 9/23: Long Run
My first long run with no knee pain – 10 glorious miles. It was the weekend that brought my confidence and excitement back.
Mon., 9/24: Strength
Tues., 9/25: Swim (2,800 m) & Run (6 mi.)
Wed., 9/26: Swim (3,500 m)
Thurs., 9/27: Cycle Indoors & Yoga
Fri., 9/28: Rest
Sat., 9/29: Long Ride & Transition Run
Ahhhh yes, the 110-mile ride. If I thought I was excited after the 80-mile ride, I should have known that 110 miles was cause for a parade!
Sun., 9/30: Swim (2.5 open water miles)
Saturday was amazing; Sunday brought me back down with a return of the panic attack.
Mon., 10/1: Long Run (12 mi.) & Swim (3,300 yds).
My long run was originally scheduled for Sunday, but after the emotional rollercoaster and my first 110-mile ride (which was supposed to be 100 until we got lost), my body wasn’t having it. Thus, I bumped it to an early a.m. run to Monday. It was a struggle, but I got through it.
Monday evening’s swim was also my first at my brand new gym: Club Sport. I’ll share more about this gym soon, but let me tease you with this:
- Adult only, saline, outdoor pool
- Speakers IN the water – WHAT WHAT!!!
Tues., 10/2: Indoor Ride
Wed., 10/3: Strength & Run
My first tempo run since getting injured! I was loving every anaerobic minute and made me realize just how much I miss running.
Thurs., 10/4: Swim (3,000 yds.)
Fri., 10/5: Long Run (14 mi.)
Just me and my headlamp. It must be fall.
Sat., 10/6: Long Ride (81.6 mi.)
It’s funny when an 80+ mile ride becomes a recovery ride! The weather was perfect, not too hot, not too cold, and we felt great the entire way. Riding with Ilona and Jared is always a great Saturday and hey, we didn’t even get lost!
Sun., 10/7: Rest
Rest included a trip to Ikea and cooking this masterpiece:
Oh, and devouring these too…SPRINKLES!
13 hours of training:
9,408.5 yards swimming
97.1 miles cycling
20.7 miles running
30 minutes yoga
1 hour of strength
14 hours and 16 minutes of training:
11,201.8 yards swimming (the most to-date)
128.3 miles cycling (the most to-date)
7.2 miles running
1 hour yoga
40 minutes strength
13 hours and 10 minutes of training:
6,300 yards swimming
96.9 miles cycling
33.9 miles running
30 minutes strength
How has your training been going? Happy Running!