Such a good week to test my fitness in all three disciplines…swim + bike + run = fun!!
Swim: 5300 yards
Tuesday I had a CSS (critical swim speed) test. I was so excited to beat my goal time for the 200 yard swim (after already completing a 400 yard TT) by just over 3 seconds! Saturday’s swim was super challenging! I created a lot of training stress with my bike workouts last week and it showed in Saturday’s swim. While I wanted to throw my tempo trainer on the deck at the end of the pool and call it quits, I am a fighter. So instead, I kept pushing hard, trying to meet my goal swim times, and I didn’t quit!
Bike: 73.5 miles
I had 2 rides this week that took me WAY out of my comfort zone. And. It. Was. AWESOME! There were a few times when it was super tough and my mind ventured to the negative side, but I immediately changed the channel back to positive thoughts. I also had a couple of easier rides as well…one ride was in zone 1 and the second was in zone 2.
Run: 11.1 miles
I had an amazing run on Wednesday followed by a 10K road race on Sunday. On Sunday I did an easy warm up for about 1.4 miles and then decided to see what my body was capable of despite having gone hard this week on the bike. I decided on my way to the race that I was hoping for a sub 52 minute 10K with a secret goal of sub 50 minutes. This wouldn’t quite give me a PR (and even on the same course), but I have been in the middle of a bike block, so running hasn’t been the focus lately. I didn’t quite hit my secret goal, but I’ll definitely take 50:32 on a hilly course!
Strength Training: 1 hour & 55 minutes + 10 minutes of core daily
I had some good variety in strength training throughout the week. My highlight though was doing yoga at home for the first time ever! I had some help…er…watchful eyes thanks to the dogs!
Weekly Totals: 10 hours & 59 minutes
- I set a new CSS for my swim!
- I pushed myself WAY out of my comfort zone on the bike and met the goals of each workout!
- I crushed my 10K without resting for it and was only 1:41 off my 10K PR pace!
- My body worked so hard this week and allowed me to push it to new levels!
- I did yoga without going to a class! This is progress people!
Quote of the Week:
“How could you think you are weak, when every time you break, you come back stronger than before?” ~r.m. drake