Well the week started off weak. falling a bit behind at work I sacrificed all free time on Monday and Tuesday working the day away. After that things picked up and I did a few doubles to feel better about only get in 5 days of training.
First official week of FIRST 18 week marathon training and my husband and I are both on target and even got in a bonus day (days for him) of easy running.
Wednesday- AM: 13.5 commute to work
PM: Bridge runwith 10 minute WU, 6*1 minute hard, 3 minute easy, 10 minute CD for a total of 44 minutes running. My buddy GP joined in the speedy fun and my husband played “garmin” updating us on our workout schedule throughout.
Thursday- Easy 30 minute run with my husband.
Friday- 8 mile run solo around 8 minute pace in the AM. Probably faster than the FIRST plan intends, but it felt nice to run a bit longer at my old easy pace for the first time in a long time.
Saturday- Easy 16 miles on the bike riding with my sister and picking up groceries. Though I think I got in more of a work out switching out the bike pedals so she could ride my cross bike. There is a reason I am not a LBS mechanic.
Sunday- Masters swim practice, about 3100 yards, and while my kick is still top notch I was informed my stroke is slow, not long enough, and that I don’t breathe enough :) Guess I have a few things I could work on in the pool this year.
Followed the pool workout with the third FIRST key run which was a 6 mile run with a 2 mile tempo in the middle between 10k and HM effort. I thought this would be pretty slow based on the warm up and pre run swim, but surprised myself with a 6:47 average. Not too shabby.
1 week down, 17 to go!