So as it turns out, I messed up my training calendar and I was ahead one week! Doh! That means I could have waited one more week until I started training after my last marathon. Dang it! Not sure how that happened but now I’m repeating my last week of training.
Because there always seems to be something going on, I have had numbness in the side of my left hand which started on Sunday. A TOTAL bummer, because I’m a computer programming. Makes it challenging to push any key with a numb pinkie 🙁 The numbness did get less as the week went on, and now it feels about 95% better. Still, odd.
Here’s my training week recap:
- Miles run: 47
- Miles cycled: 28.5
- Time swimming: 1 hr, 10 mins
Monday – 5 easy miles. My paces progressed. It was a good start to the week!
I also got to go on a bike ride with my husband. I like riding with him, but he’s faster than me. Good company, but challenging to keep the pace!
Tuesday – 6.5 miles, intervals. I’m shocked that I completed this workout. It was 10 x 600m with 30 sec rest. The warm up mile was tiring, and I wondered how I would find the speed to run the intervals (range was to be 8:20-8:30). I’m happy to report that I nailed it! The 30 second rest period seemed like a blink of an eye. Phew!!! I even got the last interval under 8:00. I know that wasn’t the point of the workout, but hey, it’s always fun to see a speedy number on my watch now and then 🙂
My pool swim to cool down was the BEST!!! Everything was going splendid today – I even got to work on time. WOOT!
I also got to enjoy my pool in the evening. After work I swam laps for 40 mins!! It was 101 laps in my pool. That figures out to be 1,275 yards. My friend, who is a triathlon coach, told me I should try to get two 2,000 yard swims in before my triathlon August 4th. That’s my goal!
Wednesday – 5 miles, Daybreak Divas group. I ran with the faster group today, so this run wasn’t quite as easy as I was expecting, but it’s all good. I also won a raffle for this cute little speaker.
Thursday – 8 miles, speedwork. Today was the worst day to do speedwork. I felt suffocated by the humidity and heat when I started and the deer flies at the park were eating me alive! I had zero expectations on hitting my paces, but was pleasantly surprised that I actually was able to hit almost all of my paces when I gave it a try! I did have to stop a few times because my heart rate was just getting too high, but overall this run was a success.
And look, a big welt came back to visit. boo.
Enjoyed a cookout by the pool for the 4th of July. Yummy patriotic drink!
Friday – 4.25 miles easy. This felt like a slog, but eventually it felt OK… just in time to finish 🙂 I hadn’t really planned on it, but I took a dip in my pool and it was awesome.
Saturday – long run, 18 miles! I had 16 on my plan, but started thinking that I have run 16 miles for a few weeks now. I need to bump it up. Unfortunately I had to start this run late (9:45am!!) due to dropping my daughter off in the morning. She was supposed to be dropped off at 8am, which cut right in to my running plan, but ended up being later, which stunk because I probably could have knocked this out really early instead of waiting. By the time I started it was 82 and humid. Once again I had no expectations and set my watch to my HR screen. I tried to keep it under 165, but it did creep up a little. Ended up being 166 overall, so that was great! Even though this was a slow suckfest, I won in the HR dept.
We went out that night to refuel on this delicious huge pretzel. Oh my yummm!
Sunday – Rest day… but, did get out and bike in the morning with my husband for 20 miles. Then we went to see Spiderman: Far from home. It was really good!!
Thanks for stopping by my blog. This was a long one! Need some more inspiration? I’m linking up with Deborah at Confessions of a Mother Runner and Kim from Running on the Fly for their Weekly Run Down. Check out all of the fun blogs there!
Q: Have you seen that Spiderman movie?
I’m not even a big fan of super hero movies but there are a few of them I really like.
Q: Did you have to work this week?
I worked an extra day this week, so I was mixed up all week! It was pretty dead at work. A ton of my coworkers took the week off.