|Total Time||3 hrs||4.25 hrs||2.5 hrs||1.5 hr||11.25 hrs|
|Total Distance||7,500 m||75 miles||19 miles|
Recovery week for me this week with a race thrown in at the end which made for a very strange week (or I thought so, anyway)… especially because I had a race last weekend too.
Monday – Strength workout with Olivier. We focused on upper body and core to give my legs a break, but overall not a real tough session.
Tuesday – 3,200 meters in the pool in the morning … we alternated 400m of swimming with 400m of kick which makes for a long tiring session. Tuesday night was an hour on the bike trainer doing intervals.
Wednesday – 50 minute run with 12×1 minute VO2 max intervals. These workouts are tough, but I do love them. That night I rode outside for 25 miles from our house to the bottom of Baileywick road… which means a hilly ride. I felt awesome, but for some reason my average moving speed was 18.5… I would swear I was around 20mph. Oh well.
Thursday – 2,800 meters in the pool in the morning followed by another hour on the bike trainer that night. Nothing crazy that day… more or less taking it easy in preparation for the race on Saturday.
Friday – Ran 7 miles in the morning in Umstead. It was a good run and my legs were feeling a little heavy throughout the rest of the day as a result. I didn’t swim that day since I would be doing a swim on Saturday.
Saturday – Beaverdam Olympic Triathlon. I will writeup a race report on this, but I did reasonably well. The distances were 1,500m swim, 26.5 mile bike, 6.2 mile run. I finished in 2:26 … splits were :27/1:14/:42. I was a little disappointed in my swim time, but happy with my bike time that averaged 21.5 mph and my run which averaged 6:53 minute miles. I placed 14th overall and 2nd in my age group, so no complaints there. The water was cold (just over 60 degrees), but with my wetsuit and neoprene hat, it was actually not too bad. It also rained… so a lot of people just didn’t show up.
Sunday – Day off!
Next week will be a tough week since I will be doing an extra run on Monday to make up for today (Sunday). It’s also a tough weekend next weekend with an uber long bike ride and a long run on Sunday. After that, we head up to Boston to look for apartments – we move in about a month.