It's been a busy week, getting back into things after the cruise. Lets just say I had 350 emails on Friday night when I got back home. I always feel a bit overwhelmed the first couple of days after a vacation, until I get organized and plan my week. Running helped with this, per usual.
Goal: 10-20 min warm up, 2X1200 @ 6:56, 4X 800 @ 6:46, 10 min col down
Actual: 1 mile warm up, 12oo @ 6:50, 1200 @ 6:49, 800 @ 6:40, 800 @ 6:42, 800@ 6:46, 800 @ 6:40.
All of these were about 1/3 flat, 1/3 up, 1/3 down. I got better at being more consistent about pace. I used to go all out and be @ 5:30 for a while, and then have to slow down, all out of breath.
Although I feel tired after these intervals, I never rest more than 20 seconds, and I feel I could go faster. Would there be any benefit to that, or just risk of injury?
Regular 1.5 mile swim, with kicks, front and back. I also did 40 pull ups on the diving board.
Did 20 miles on my new (well, used) bike, indoors. Loved it. It's one day I get to stay in and work out. The resistance was low, and it took me 1:13 min. Not to bad.
I also managed to do all my leg and core strength exercises, yeah!
Goal: 1 mile easy, 5 miles @ 7:59
Actual: 1 mile easy (with 2 hills), 5 miles @ 7:47.
This was hard because of my headcold, and running on the packed snow. It's much harder than the pavement. I really liked that it was a hard run. I need to practice pushing through, and I don't think any of my workouts so far felt difficult for long enough...This makes me nervous bc I know that I am going to struggle during the last 6 miles of the marathon, and I would like my body and mind to be more prepared for that. Should I train harder?
Saturday: Long run
23 miles with lots up hills!
1.5 miles with 60 pulls ups and kicks.
Run: 34.5 miles - wow, this is a record for me!!!
Bike: 20 miles
Swim: 3 miles
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