My first week of Half IM training went off with much of a hitch. Here's how it went:
Monday is a rest day on the schedule, which somewhat kills me. I did do 25 minutes of core strength though
Tues: Bike: 1:30 on the trainer : 22.5 miles
Originally on the training plan I am using they have Tues. as the shorter bike day. It works out better for me though to switch Tues. and Thurs. and make Tues. my longer bike days since I don't have to coach after work on this day. It also ended up being super nice on this day too. I wished I had my bike/gear with me at work so I could have just rode right after work. By the time I got home thought it was already starting to get dark. so I did the next best thing and rode my trainer outside! It was an awesome workout.
Wed: swam 2500 yards in 51 minutes, ran 4.22 in 35 minutes
I did these two workouts back to back since I go and visit my Aunt on Wednesdays. The swim felt great, but my run was a struggle. It was windy out and my legs felt like mush. Maybe from biking yesterday? Or maybe from the swim? Who knows?
Thurs: Bike 1 hour: 15 miles, also snuck in a 4 mile bike commute (20 minutes)
I don't really count my bike commute as a workout since it's so short, but it gets me to work.
My actual training session sucked!!! I don't get home till after 9 o'clock on the days I coach. So I didn't get on my trainer until 9:10 and was spinning while trying to eat some dinner and half falling asleep. I don't think I got much out of this workout. This week I will try to get it done in the morning.
Friday: AM run of 30 minutes: 3.6 miles
Nice little run in the morning on my way to work. I was suppose to swim after work for 30 minutes but forgot my swim suit which really made me mad!
Sat: Bike 1:30 for 22.5 miles
Went out with Chloe and some other friends the night before and stayed out too late. Getting up at 6:30 to bike was really hard! But I got it done and was out the door to visit my aunt by 8:30 or so.
Sunday: Ran: 1:26 for 10 miles, swam 45 minutes for 2000 yards
Really had to force myself out the door in the cold. I know sooner or later I will complain about it being hot again, so I miswell just suck it up. Ran into the other Sarah on this run :) and also decided mid run that I had to have a pair of pants from Athleta in G-town that I saw Chloe wearing on Friday. So, I finished up my 10 miles right in front of the store and got some nice comfy pants :) Then I froze my ass off riding the metro home as my sweat began to freeze. But I did kill two birds with one stone :)
I had a nice lunch (chicken cut up in a salad) then headed to the pool with M. This was my make up swim from Friday :) My swim went alright, but I don't think I ate enough for lunch and was hungry most of the workout.
swim: 4500 yards
bike: 64 miles
hours: I'm to lazy to add them up :)
Hope everyone had a great weekend.