My next training cycle officially starts this upcoming week, so I forced a “down” week from running to clear my head of mileage and to give my legs a little break from pounding. It’s nice to choose to dial down the mileage rather than being forced to do so because of injury.
Sunday: Returned home from Kansas City to be greeted with sunshine and blue skies. Hopped on the bike for about 26 miles to enjoy one of the last few days to be out on the bike. Got in a few weights, too!
Monday: 3,250 yards in the pool and some weights/core.
Tuesday: Workout of 4*2K as a progression followed by 5*150 meters at the end of progression. Started off just fine, but midway through #3, everything just hurt, and I had some major stomach issues. I decided to call it when I dropped back to 8:00 pace, and it felt like 6:00. Tried the 150s, but my body wasn’t happy. Had a bad headache and some congestion throughout the day. Oh well, it happens! I think I was fighting a little bug. I was able to get in some leg work before I felt awful.
Wednesday: Felt much better after a good night’s sleep and DayQuil. Hit the pool for 2,250. Coached in the evening and got in seven miles while running with everyone.
Thursday: Circuit training for about an hour, then 3,500 chlorine-filled, relaxing yards in the pool.
Friday: Crisp bike ride of about 27 miles. Weights/core in the afternoon.
Saturday: Seven mile progression run including 17 minutes into a 20 mph headwind! (At least that was at the beginning to force a slower pace). One mile cool down.
Running: 22.2 miles
Biking: 54 miles
Swimming: 5.1 miles
Weight Training: 3 hours