Welcome to my training log! Since consistency is my word of 2017 and I like to keep a record of my training, this time around I’m just posting the workouts completed and totals. If there’s something specific to address, I’ll add it in, but for the most part this will be a pretty basic weekly training recap.
Currently, I’m training for the Rock ‘n’ Roll DC Half Marathon, taking place on March 11th. I’m also in my off-season from triathlon, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be some swimming and biking.
Picture of the week:
3 easy miles, 29:39, 9:53 pace
AM: Back at it in the pool-1421 yards (1300 m)* of various drills and some freestyle-36:09
PM: 2 quick miles after work, 18:09, 9:05 pace. (The weekly 2 mile runs on my training schedule are optional, but I’m using them to get some speed work in)
1749 yards (1600 m)*of various drills and freestyle-44:01.
Today’s swim was the first time I really pushed myself during a training swim. I typically go though the workout at an easy pace so I can get it done (
probably definitely why my swimming is weak). The first part of the swim is a mixture of freestyle and drills twice through. I did the first set in 14:31 and decided I wanted to beat that time. Turns out, when I push myself I can do that same set in 13:18!! I was tired but it felt so good!
AM: 3 miles finishing right as the sun was rising. Running some bigger hills made it tough, but to my surprise I averaged a 9:34 pace! 3 miles, 28:43, 9:34/mile
PM: I swam at my new pool and was welcomed with an empty lane! Again, the workout included various drills and freestyle. 1100 yds, 24:48
4 miles, 37:54, 9:29 pace.
Swim: 4271 yards, 1:44:58
Run: 12 miles, 1:54:25
*For this training log, I’m measuring my swim in yards, but these swims were done in a 25 meter pool, which is why there are some odd-looking distances.
Are you currently training for anything right now?