Eek 5 weeks to go. This week was the highest number of hours (a little over 8) that I’ve completed so far. I was honestly really relieved when Saturday’s run was over because next week is a recovery week! Actually, what is it called anyway? A taper week? (I called it that and someone asked what race I was tapering for) Recovery week? Step back week? Whatever it is, I’m glad for one.
Sunday – Swim 20 minutes, Ride 50 minutes and run 25 minutes. It was the final sprint triathlon so those times included warm up.
Monday – Run 27 minutes (3ish miles) with Chance early in the morning and a 40 minute swim (1500 meters) around lunchtime. I’m still working on bilateral breathing and was tired from the race so focused on that this time around. I’m still doing a 2:1 ratio (2 breaths on right to 1 on left) and stopping briefly at the end of the pool but progress is being made.
Tuesday – Group ride/run. Ride 80 minutes (24.5 miles) and run 15 min (1.8 miles). I still felt like I was recovering from Sunday so it just felt hard. I think. I can’t really remember this one. (HA)
Wednesday – Swim 30 minutes (1200 yards) in the morning and run 40 minutes (4.8 miles) with the speedwork group in the evening. I brought the twins along with me again this week. Let me tell you – running with a stroller, and attempting to run fast – is not easy. This weeks workout (with warm up and cool down) was 3 sets of 8×200 at 10-15 seconds faster than 5k pace with 30 seconds rest between each 200 and 3 minutes rest between each set. My “stroller” 5k pace is about an 8:05, so I aimed for 7:45-7:50. I’m horrible at pacing myself. My first mile average was 6:57 (uhh), the second was 7:56 and the third was 7:18. I was all over the place, though at least consistent each mile I suppose.
Thursday– group ride/run. Ride 75 min (23 miles) and run 26 minutes (3 miles). THIS one felt hard, because my quads were still yelling at me from spadework the night before. Also, I counted walking to the run start in my time and gave myself 30 minutes 🙂
Friday – REST DAY
Saturday – I had planned a swim/run but decided to do just a run. Run 53 minutes (6 miles) with a couple minute walk cool down. Legs still hated me. Make mental note to stretch more. I ended up a bit short overall but we walked around a lot with the twins so that counts.
Planned/(Actual) – adjusted a bit but overall time still the same
Swim: 120 minutes/ (90 minutes)
Bike: 226 minutes/ (205 minutes)
Run: 160 minutes/ (192 minutes)
Total: 504 (487)
August 16, 2015 at 4:52 pm
Wow, you’re killing it! You’re going to do great in your race.
August 16, 2015 at 6:19 pm
August 16, 2015 at 5:36 pm
Great job this week! I don’t know how you do it with the stroller but you are a *rockstar* :). I know you were going stroller 5K pace but it was still pretty amazing and you are a super strong runner with or without it.
I always called the lower weeks “cutback weeks”, and I can see why you’re taking one… but I still hope to see you this week at the track :). Good luck with training!
August 16, 2015 at 6:20 pm
I plan to be there. It’s my birthday but Bryan is working late so might as well run right?! :). And I’m definitely looking forward to the cut back this week!!
August 16, 2015 at 7:04 pm
Cut back is good too. But now I just want to know what the official term is lol