It’s hard to believe that the unofficial start to summer is here! This week was much better for me training-wise. I’m starting to feel much stronger during my workouts thanks to an increase in iron supplement. The next big race (Boulder 70.3) is about 3 weeks away!
Sunday: Colfax Marathon Relay with the Newton Corporate Team. My leg was 3.7 miles, and I had plans to push it hard. But, most of my leg was hilly, and racing the day before wore out my legs. Ended up running an average pace of 7:24/mile. Later in the afternoon, headed out for a 40 mile ride.
Monday: Lift in the morning; bike commute to work, 1,000 swim in the evening.
Tuesday: TRACK! Finally got up the nerve to hit the track for 8×200. Goal was 45-46, and I was pleased starting at 46 and hitting 44 consecutively with a 43! I’m hopeful there is some speed hiding in these tired ironman legs that still wants to come out. My second run was an easy 3.5 miles in the afternoon.
Wednesday: Run 5.50 to work. It was stormy and rainy most of the day, so my evening ride was forced inside.
Thursday: 6 miles with 4 @ 28:16. Pretty excited that the last mile was 6:55, and I didn’t feel dizzy or flat. Another rainy night = another night on the trainer!
Friday: Weights + Easy 3 miles with some surges. Quick 1,000 in the pool later in the afternoon before heading off to a graduation party.
Saturday: Beautiful spring morning for a brick! 50 miles followed by 5 ish run, which felt very smooth. I’m hopeful for the 70.3 in 3 weeks!
Running: 35.50 miles Yay!
Biking: 97.5 miles + 1:45 spin
Swimming: 2,000 yards (some, but not enough 3 weeks out from a half ironman)
Weights: 2 hours