Usually I start these training week recap posts at the start of the training week so I can remember details, but it just didn’t happen that way last week….so here’s the details from training last week, mostly taken from my Garmin.
Monday: 5 miles, 54 min, 10 seconds. This was supposed to be week 3’s long run, but since I had a stomach bug over the weekend I moved it to the first day I started feeling better which was Monday. It went well, an uneventful run around the neighborhood after work and it felt so good!
Tuesday: rest day–I’m pretty sure I stretched and did some core but I can’t remember what I did exactly.
Wednesday: 3 miles, 33 minutes. This run was done in the morning before work-it was hot/humid and my legs were just heavy. Felt good to run after a day at work though.
Thursday: strength training, short, untimed runs around my parking lot (between strength sets)
Friday: a really bad attempt at 6 miles before the sun came up. It just felt off, so I ended up running 3 miles in 33 min, 43 seconds. Just couldn’t get into the groove.
Saturday: Triathlon-eve! I did a 15 minute shakeout swim in the hotel pool then just chilled for the rest of the day/night.
Sunday: Pink Power Sprint Triathlon. I’ll have a race report soon, just giving it a few days before sitting down to write the post. It was a tough race for me, hills are just a nightmare when you live in a really flat area. The bike wasn’t horrible, but the run…er should I say run/walk just demolished me both physically and mentally. Lesson learned: need to seek out hills for training. Also, I surprised myself by realizing I prefer an open water swim to the pool swim. Total time per my Garmin 1 hour, 36 min, 56 seconds.
Later that evening I did a quick 3 miles to get to my 6 miles on the day which improved my defeated mood after the tri greatly: 3 miles in 30 min, 14 seconds with negative splits! Mile 1-10:15, mile 2-10:06, mile 3-9:50.
Onto week FIVE!
Are you training for any upcoming races? How’s it going?