Whoops! I forgot to publish week 4’s review so I’ll combine them this week 🙂
Monday, January 26
Yoga- team building for work
Swimming- 1900 yards (First Fit Swim class with Katie)
Tuesday, January 27
Bike-Open Road Trainer Class for 1:00
Wednesday, January 28
Thursday, January 29
Run-Treadmill 3.78 miles
Bike-Spin Class at the Y for 55:00. Wasn’t feeling it. These spin classes should really be last resort for workouts
Friday, January 30
Swim-2100 yards at Fit Swim (Master’s-esque)
Saturday, January 31
Run-Group run in Riverside, San Marco, Downtown Jacksonville – 8 miles, 9:53 mile/pace, some stomach trouble
Sunday, February 1
Bike-Entire length of Baldwin Trail for 29 miles at 1:41
Totals: 8 hours of training
Saturday, January 21
Week 5-Recovery week
Monday, February 2
Tuesday, February 3
Yoga-AM session for 1:00
Run-Speed Work along the river. Had a great session doing 8x800s with :30 rest in between each set. Total 4.5 miles
Wednesday, February 4
Strength-40 minutes of upper body and abs
Thursday, February 5
Run-Had another great run. 6 miles total with 4 at tempo pace.
Mile 1: 9:06
Mile 2: 9:01
Mile 3: 8:46
Mile 4: 8:31
Friday, February 6
Rest Day-much needed break mentally
Saturday, February 7
Run-10 miles! First double digits since November I believe. Got up early to get the body ready and had a great run with the group. We went to Ortega which had some rolling hills and beautiful houses to look at. 9:43/mile average pace with last mile at 9:01
Sunday, February 8
Bike- easy spin to get some miles in. Did 20 miles without being concerned of speed or heart rate.
In addition to the daily sport-specific workouts, I also have on each day, 10 minutes of mobility work. I have found that by simply putting it on the calendar as a workout I am more likely to stick to it.
This past week was great running wise and I was happy to see progress in both my speed and endurance. I didn’t get to the pool or bike much but it was still a good overall week.
Total: 9 hours of training, 39 miles ran (might be a new weekly mileage PR)
Overall, I’m starting to find a rhythm with these workouts but as with all things, life tends to interrupt so we must go with the flow and adjust on the fly. I wasn’t expecting a no swim week but that’s what happened and I adjusted.
Mentally, I’m becoming more comfortable being uncomfortable, more so during running than biking but I know once I get used to my bike again I’ll be find that place mentally. As for the swim, well…..as long as I don’t drown and come in last I’m ok 😉
The past two weeks personally have been mentally trying so I’m happy that I still got my workouts in. I really needed them to help me get through this muck but I also listened to my body when this past Friday it said I needed a burger and fries with a friend more than I needed a workout. Now that we are in February, I am facing my first triathlon of the season next month so its really time to start to crank things up! Here we go.