I finally started putting in the required effort this week and it felt really good to be completing my workouts as I’d planned.
Monday – “Track” Repeats (5 miles total)
I’ve had a Garmin 305 forever but have never really used the training functions in it before. I recently started creating and uploading my workouts and it has been awesome. Especially for my track repeats – I don’t have to remember the whole workout, I just have to do what my Garmin tells me.
This week’s workout was a ladder – 400 m, 600 m, 800 m, 800 m, 600 m, 400 m – with 400 m “rest” intervals. I did a 0.75 mile warm up and cool down for a total of 5 miles. I hit all my target paces so it was a good workout.
Tuesday – Weights (NROL + abs)
Jon invited me out for dinner and since we haven’t been on a date, just the two of us, in forever I accepted. This meant that I only had time to take Patches out and do a quick weights workout. But it was worth it for 3 hours with my husband. We went out for Greek and I had some really delicious lamb. The restaurant was so quiet (it was basically just us) so we were able to catch up and just enjoy each other’s company.
Wednesday – 1.5 hour Trainer Ride, 45 minute Swim
After walking Patches I got on the trainer for 1.5 hour ride. I did Frayed Laces Trainer Tuesday #14 (with an extra long warm up and cool down) while I watched She’s The Man on Netflix. Then I headed to the pool for a short swim – I did 2 sets of 50 m each free, breast, fly kick, 4 sets of 50 m each back, breast, free pull and 4 sets of 50 m each back, breast, free swim.
Thursday – 7 mile Tempo Run
I did 7 mile, alternating with my pace and “easy”. It was super windy so I found this run very, very tiring. I started listening to “Serial” (I know, I’m behind the times) and was instantly hooked.
Friday – Rest
Patches and I went for a walk and then we celebrated the start of spring break with dinner and drinks.
Saturday – 9 mile run
It was very foggy out on Saturday morning so this run was actually kind of spooky. I could hardly see in front of me at parts, and I was glad I’d chosen to run on bike paths (not the road or on the trails). I still had a few episodes of “Serial” left so I was pretty occupied for the run and enjoyed myself even though I chose to run lots of hills.
Sunday – 1 hour swim, 45 minute bike (BRICK)
We went to swim club and I had to swim in the fast group today. It was exhausting! I’d decided to make a brick workout of it so Jon drove the car to work and I rode by bike home. It wasn’t the fastest transition but I’m still counting it as a brick – my first of the season. The ride home was a little chilly and my legs were tired after my run and bike but it was nice to be out. I rode home from the pool up the usual route but detoured through Confederation Park to enjoy the sun for a little bit longer.
Run: 21.5 miles (3.75 hours)
Bike: 2.25 hours
Swim: 1.75 hours
About 8.25 hours of working out this week – almost double the previous weeks and much closer to my planned number of hours. This coming week is my spring break (yay) so I will have more time for working out and I’m hoping to fit in lots of cross-training in the form of dog walking and hiking.