Well…it’s happened again… I’ve fallen behind with my training logs! Ugh! Better later than never, right? This week was a real confidence booster since I hit 3 milestones in my training: 50+ mile ride, sub 20:00 for 3 miles and 3,000m swim. My race is coming up quickly!
3/15: 52+ on the bike with my friend, Eddie. It was 75 and sunny with NO wind! This ride made me remember why I love cycling so much. I also started working on my Colorado tan lines! Around 5:00, I headed out for an easy 4 miles before heading out to dinner.
3/16: I rode my bike home from work since I had left it there after our last spin workout. It was 80 outside, and it was a nice way to enjoy the weather and still rest. Did some core and stretching when I got home.
3/17: Total of 6.2 miles with 3 miles at 19:47! Finally! I broke 20:00! Coached later that evening and ended up with 4.8 miles. Beer after for St. Paddy’s Day!
3/18: 3,100m swim before work. I haven’t swam that far in way over a year. My appetite was out of control throughout the day, and I couldn’t get enough to eat. Weights in the evening followed by 4.4 miles in 35:00.
3/19: 25 minutes at goal half pace (ended up 3.65 miles = 6:50 average). Total of 6.3 miles. Bike workout in the evening. Race pace for 90 seconds every 5 minutes starting at 15 minutes and doing this until reaching 50 minutes. Tough workout!
3/20: Easy brick: 45 minutes on the bike then 20 minute run. Weights in the evening followed by 1,850m swim.
3/21: Group run with my coaching group–headed down to Denver. Ran mostly with one girl for about 9.5 miles, then I added on to get to just over 11 miles. Weights in the afternoon + 2,100m swim. BIG dinner that night!
Running: 39.55–finally broke the 38 rut I’ve been in
Biking: 86.45 miles
Swimming: 4.38 miles
Weights: 2+ hours