I know…I’m late! Here goes:
8/31: Longest run since I can remember! 13.65 miles. First 9 averaged 7:44, and then the last 4 were easy. My legs definitely felt like it had been awhile! 1,650m swim in the evening.
9/1: September already!!! A little chilly in the morning, so I waited a few hours before heading out on my bike. Some weights first and almost 40 miles.
9/2: Easy day! 3 miles on the trails for a Newton photo shoot. Took over 2 hours, but the views were worth it. Saw a bear!
9/3: Workout!! Alternating 3 mins/5mins x4 with 90 seconds rest in between intervals. Goal was to keep the 3 minutes under (hopeful) 5K pace, and the 5 minutes under (hopeful) half marathon pace. This was definitely a mental workout, and the hardest interval was the final 5 minutes! Ended up with 8.45 miles, total, in 1 hour. Later that evening, I decided to break out of my comfort zone and join in a master’s swim class at my gym. Got in 2,000m, and I wasn’t the slowest–definitely far from the fastest, though. It was definitely worth going! And free! And taught by a former Ironman pro! Why didn’t I go sooner????
9/4: Weights/core, then 11 miles on the computrainer, on hills. My quads hurt! Easy 3 miles in the evening @ 25:00.
9/5: Core work then 4 miles with pickups. Total time. 30:27.
9/6: Weights, then super easy, no watch 3 mile shuffle. Half ironman the next day!!
Running: 35.1 miles
Biking: 50 miles
Swimming: 2.58 miles
Weights: > 2 hours