Whew, week #10 done! I’m a little worried about my training going into my half in only a little over a week but I’m sure it will be fine. Week 10 was a good week for training even though I was attempting to fit in both half-marathon and tri training.
Monday – 5 mile run and Pilates
I had to split this run to make it work but I was pretty thrilled that I got in 4 miles before work. It was raining and a little chilly but we survived.
Tuesday – swim, 8 mile ride, 3 mile run
I saw in the morning – 4 x 200 m free and another 150 m of pull and breast stroke. Then after work I did my first brick of my tri-training. I hopped on the bike as soon as I got home from work (trying out my new bike shorts) and rode to meet Jon as he cycled home from work. I had wanted to ride for 45 minutes but we only ended up being out for about 35. Once I got home I changed shoes and shorts and took Patches out for a trail run. I was more tired than I thought I’d be but not too bad.
Wednesday – 2.5 mile run
Patches and I went out after work for a trail run and then I went to lawn bowling.
Thursday – rest
Friday – 1.5 mile run
I had planned to run again after work but ended up working later than planned and then just had time for a quick dog walk before heading back out again.
Saturday – 11 mile run
I didn’t want to go but knew that if I skipped another long run I wouldn’t be ready for my race. It actually was nice out on the paths and I got to run across the Peace Bridge for the first time. A bunch of dirt arrived so I followed my run with lots of strength work.
Sunday – swim drills
I feel like my swimming is getting better but I need to work on my turns (and my breathing). I was pretty stiff after the shovelling and my legs were tired from my run but the swimming seemed to help. It was pouring with rain so I didn’t get my scheduled bike after.
Weekly totals: 23 miles of running, two swim sessions, 8 miles of biking, 1 Pilates
This week is busy so I know I won’t be able to get I as much training and I’m starting to really look forward to my summer off! I officially registered for both my races so I’ve got lots of training planned and need some time to fit it in.