Happy Tuesday! I skipped over Week 5â€™s training log last week becauseâ€¦I just didnâ€™t feel like it. My coachÂ told me to take a recovery weekÂ and do whatever non-tri workouts I wanted. I ended up doing a little running, swimming and biking anyway, since I sort of like all of them now, but it was nice to not have any set workouts I absolutely had to do. I also took a Peloton class, a yoga class and a Ninja Fitness classâ€¦obviously. After two back-to-back race weekends, it was a nice break both mentally and physically.
AND Iâ€™M READY. 70.3, HERE I COME.
Week 6 Training
Monday: 4-mile run / 38:00
Tuesday:Â â€œSwim Test.â€Â Quotes because: my swim got cut short and I also struggled to time myself. I forgot my Garmin, so I was relying on the big clock at the pool. I had an idea of how many seconds I was doing, but not how many minutes for thingsâ€¦so, yeah. Even though I didnâ€™t get in the workout I wanted to, it was still a really solid workout.
Wednesday:Â 50-minute bike ride to test out the new wheels. VERDICT? LOVE.
Thursday:Â Repeated Tuesdayâ€™s swim workout
Friday:Â Rest day!
Saturday:Â 1.5 hour bike ride with Jen, up to the Little Red Lighthouse and back, covering about 20 miles totalâ€¦and riding back home after brunch.
Sunday:Â 1.5 hour bike ride with Shannon; beach day; 35 minutes in the pool upon coming home. I had a few scary experiences on the ride with Shannon; there were two short-but-steep hills just north of the GWB that we tried to climb. Freaked the hell out, clipped out immediately. Did not die, but was shaken up after I turned around. Good news: I know I can clip out quickly.
Lessons learned from this week:Â if youâ€™re going to skip a workout (you being Theodora), make it a run. I was also supposed to do a run on Wednesday, but I couldnâ€™t squeeze it in. Running comes easiest to me of the three, so if I have to sacrifice a workout, Iâ€™m going to sacrifice running in favor of swimming or biking. Biking is what Iâ€™m the least comfortable with as well as the slowest, and, oh yeah, itâ€™s the longest leg, so Iâ€™m focusing efforts there if I have to prioritize workouts.Â
I know I still have a lot of work to do, but I feel stronger and more confident already, and continue to feel moreso as the weeks progress!
I also am learning to rest as best as I can and to stop trying to burn the candle at both ends. Throughout this weekend, I had a lot of work to do, and I definitely didnâ€™t sleep enough. I took an unplanned rest day yesterday because I just couldnâ€™t get out of bed. Iâ€™m about to host a Twitter chat, but Iâ€™m going to bed after that!Â
(You can chat with us using the hashtag #PropelFit tonight, 7/1 at 9pm.)
Tell me about your workouts last week! And what you learned.
P.S. Former Coworker Abby full-on rocked my world when she told me about the TrainingPeaks/Garmin auto-sync feature this morning. Youâ€™re welcome.