Hello Salties! What happened? I have fallen off the training log wagon again, and it happened without warning. Here’s my attempt to catch up!
3/22: Double brick of 20 mile ride/3 mile run. It was pretty chilly, so I opted to do the workout inside. First ride of 20 miles was just over 18 mph and felt fairly easy. Run after was 3 miles in 22:56 with just about 3 minutes of transition time in between. Second ride was slightly faster, but the first 3 and last 3 miles were rough. Got through it and transitioned in just about 2 minutes. Surprisingly, the next run felt better and finished it in 22:46. I was pretty tired for the rest of the day and spent most of the day resting and watching reality TV! Great way to relax on a Sunday afternoon.
3/23: Weights in the evening. Legs were pretty tired from yesterday, and my appetite was out of control!
3/24: Total of 7.45 miles with 10 x 1 minute pickups between 5:50-6:00 pace. Felt hard but not impossible. 21+ miles on the bike in the evening with 5 miles > race pace. My legs were trashed that night!
3/25: Dark, gray & rainy morning in Colorado, which is somewhat unusual. Tough time getting out of my, but I dragged myself out of bed for a recovery ride with some core work before. I couldn’t even ride 16 mph, which was ok since it meant that my legs worked hard the day before. Evening swim of 2,600m. I needed the water on my legs.
3/26: 7 miles in the morning with 4 @ 27:17. Pace felt comfortable, but I really need to start pushing myself on these pace/tempo runs. Not sure why I am so hesitant? I ended up coaching in the evening as a sub for another coach, so I got in an additional 5.4 miles. Helped the group with their 25 minute marathon pace run, which turned into a fartlek since I ran around and helped others. Fun time helping out people.
3/27: Met up with my friend Cathy and her dog for an early morning trail run. 7 miles in 1:10 complete with a sunrise. Evening weights and 2,000m swim followed by drinks!
3/28: Weights before meeting a friend for part of her long run. I got in 12.3 miles in nearly 80 degree weather! 3,000m swim in the evening. Long day!
Running: 45.15 miles (highest mileage week in a long time)!
Biking: 73.45 miles
Swimming: 4.72 miles
Weights: 2 + hours