Monday: REST - Knowing I had to work late Thursday and Friday I was going to switch around my rest days but I ended up working late this night too.
1 hour and 10 minutes with 20 second speed intervals with 2 minutes active recovery between each. I headed to the gym for a 45 minute intermediate spin class with a 25 minute recovery bike ride on the stationary bike after. Total = Roughly 14 miles
Wednesday: DOUBLE DAY - Run and Swim
Swim = 1700 yards
300 warm up
8 x 25 pull
7 x 100
8 x 25 kick
300 cool down
Run: Tonight was a speed workout in drizzly weather - my favorite! 1.75 mile warm up, 2 miles at 9:00 - 9:15, 1.75 mile cool down. Total = 5.5 miles.
1 hour and 15 minute ride (missed)
Friday: DOUBLE DAY - Run and Swim
Swim = 1800 yards (missed)
Run = 4 miles (missed)
2 hour ride (missed)
Sunday: DOUBLE DAY - Run and Swim
Run: On the schedule was a one hour run (roughly 6 miles for me) but I went 8.5 to try and make up for the lack of running from Friday. Up here in Sac is was a cold cold morning, however, about 1 mile into my run I was burning up and ended up running the whole way in a tan and shorts. We run on the American River Bike trail and I am not sure exactly how long it is but it must extend over 30 miles as it runs from Folsom to Sacramento. I love that it follows the river the entire time. Being that it was Easter there was not as many people who showed up to run with our training group. Usually I don't feel comfortable on this trail alone but there were parts of this run where I was alone just because there were so few of us and it we were pretty spread out. It was an unusually peaceful run and I got to see some great wildlife. I saw some deer, a coyote (which I ran quickly past) and these guys:
I don't think they liked getting their picture taken though because as soon as I snapped the photo they spread their feathers and came after me "gobbling." Total = 8.5 miles.
After my run I headed over to the gym to do my swim. Today we ran on a section of the trail about 20 miles from my house. Out on the trail the weather was cold but the winds were calm. This was not the case at the gym - the wind was howling! I usually swim in the outdoor pool but it was so cold I did my workout in the indoor pool which I thought I wouldn't like but actually didn't mind.
Swim = 2100 yards
300 warm up
300 cool down
I rewarded myself with a soak in the spa.
Swim: 3800 yards
Bike: 14 miles
Run: 14 miles
Ugh, not what I hoped but I guess better than nothing right?
On a completely unrelated note I have to confess I have become addicted to a totally horrible and trashy television show - I don't even know if I can admit to what it is so let me pose the question to you:
What television shows are you/have you been addicted to that were totally trashy and yet you just had to watch? Maybe I will reveal my show in my next post if there are others out there with similar obsessions. :)
Kevin gave me a gift certificate to get a massage at my favorite spa for Valentine's Day so I am off to cash it in. My calves have gotten so tight from all this training I hope to loosen them up before my 1/2 this weekend.