I’m big time making up for lost time with this one. Thank goodness for Garmin Connect and Instagram so I can refresh my memory on these workouts!! 🙂
Monday 6/27- 18.5 miles/1 hour on Zwift. If you aren’t familiar with Zwift, it’s an awesome app that works with the Wahoo Kickr. It allows you to feel like you’re riding outside. Even though I was indoors I climbed 1,259 feet during this ride. Zwift automatically adjusts the resistance on the trainer to make it as if you are climbing or descending hills/mountains. You can still adjust your gearing while riding so it really simulates on outdoor ride.
Tuesday 6/28- I had a FULL day at the studio and very little time to get in a workout. Colin had to be at a cycling time trial so I quickly ran a 5k on the treadmill. It was supposed to be a spadework day so I did 8:19->7:20->6:39 paces for my miles.
Wednesday 6/29- Off day because I had to pack and get ready for our vacation!!
Thursday 6/30- 1 hour/7.1 sweaty miles outside at the BEACH. Average 8:27/mile. This run felt great and it was so nice to be able to run outside with Colin (and his dad!)
Friday 7/1- Off day! Well I guess technically I got in some open water swimming. 😉
Saturday 7/2- Another 7.1 mile run. This one took 1:02:37 and we averaged 8:49. Okay, I averaged 8:49. Colin would run ahead and then turn back and check on me. This one was tough for me. We left a little later that we had on Thursday so it was warmer. Plus my legs were feeling the 7 miles (which I think is the longest I have run since my half back in March) Miles 5 & 6 I had to take a few walk breaks but I found my second wind and was able to pick it back up for the last mile.
Sunday 7/3- 3.4 EASY treadmill miles. 8:55/mile average. Under other circumstances I most likely would not have run this day but we were participating in a challenge. It was an Independence Day run or ride challenge. I had signed up for the 24km run (from 7/2 to 7/4) so I needed to get some miles in so I didn’t have to do them all Monday after the 5K. Maybe this easy run helped keep my legs lose for the race though!
Tuesday 7/5- swam 2,150 yards (I think I swam a little more but lost a few 50s because I was just kicking) I can’t remember the exact workout. Averaged 1:59/100yd
Wednesday 7/6- Indoor trainer ride (I think I ended up doing 45 minutes). I wanted to update my FTP and started the test but quickly realized my legs were DEAD. Funny story- my ride updated into Colin’s Training Peaks and he was getting calls from his coach asking what in the world went wrong during his ride!
Thursday 7/7- 5 mile run- 7:58/mile average. 2 mile WU, 2 faster than 5K miles, 1 mile CD. I was surprised how good I felt during those 2 fast miles. Were they hard? YES but for being 2 days post 5K I was very happy. 3,000 meter indoor row to get in an upper body workout. I had planned on going and swimming, but work stuff happened and I didn’t have time for the gym/pool.
Friday 7/8- 25 mile bike ride outside with Colin. We both had some work things to take care of that morning so we got out the door a little later than we liked. By the time we were done, I was spent and literally laid on our bedroom floor for a long time before I wanted to move again.
Saturday 7/9- off day! I had a baby shower and Brett’s birthday party so there was no time for training
Sunday 7/10- 5.5 miles 8:22/mile average. Easier steady run. Miles ranged from 8:31-8:11. I initially wanted to do an 8 mile run, but we had spent all morning at Wild Adventures (our local theme/water park) so I was slightly sunburnt and had been on my feet all morning (and all day the day before) so I was fine with 5.5.
Tuesday 7/12- Swam 2,200 craptastic yards. I just felt slow and there was nothing pleasant about this swim.
Wednesday 7/13- I rocked this run. warm up, mile repeats, mile recovery. 6.13 miles (per my watch) 6 miles flat per the treadmill. I ran during my lunch break so I went to the gym and used their treadmill so I could have the AC. I was still drenched in sweat from head to toe by the time I finished. My mile repeats were 6:59 and 6:53 and I get a little giddy about a fall 5K knowing I hit those paces.
Thursday 7/14- So as terrible as my swim on Tuesday felt, this one felt amazing. Something FINALLY clicked again with my form and it felt effortless. I really focused on keeping my chin tucked (thus creating less surface area for the water) and it made all the difference in the world! It was a wacky ladder workout but I was hitting 1:45/100yd without it feeling that hard. I cut the swim short at 1,500yards because I was getting some pretty terrible foot cramps.
Friday 7/15- Ride & Run. I was on the indoor trainer again and did about 20 miles/1 hour. Our internet was going in and out and Zwift needs the internet to function. When I stopped it said 51 minutes, but there were 4 different pauses in there where I kept riding, but it just didn’t track it. I was frustrated because I was feeling really strong on this ride and would have loved to seen my final correct info. I then jumped on the treadmill for 20 minutes/2.5 miles. Those foot cramps from yesterday’s swim have my foot sore today. I hope that’s all the discomfort is from and not from the, not so small child, that crash landed on my foot at the waterpark.
Saturday 7/16 – 8 easy miles on the treadmill. Colin was out of town so this run took me 1:25 to complete but I was only running for 1:10. I did it during the boys nap times and had to pause 3 different times. I was determined to get it done though and thankfully the boys sort-of cooperated!
Sunday 7/17- off day!
Tuesday 7/19- Went to redeem my swim from the day before and had to cut it short because of lightning. 45 min ride/Easy 20 minutes on the treadmill
Wednesday 7/20- off day
Thursday 7/21- Swimming…. again. Shorter swim this time but consistency is getting me faster!
Friday 7/22- off day
Saturday 7/23- looooooong bike day. 2h3m/40 miles on the Kickr
Sunday 7/24- 9 miles easy outside. So humid I felt like I was swimming by the time I finished!
These last four weeks have been the most intense and hardest training I’ve EVER done! Only 8.5 more weeks until Augusta 70.3!!