Last week was my last peak training week and I got to cap it off with one of my favorite local 1/2 marathon races followed by my last big training day. Who’s ready to taper?! THIS GIRL!!
Quote of the week:
“The race always hurts. Expect it to hurt. You don’t train so it doesn’t hurt. You train so you can tolerate it.”~unknown
Swim: 9700 yards
I had some good swims last week. Here is my Friday happy hour swim workout.
- Warm up:
- 200 swim
- 200 drills
- Main Set:
- 4×50 descending times/increasing effort (10 sec rest)
- 2 times through the following (second set should be harder/faster than the first set):
- 100 (10 sec rest)
- 200 (15 sec rest)
- 300 (20 sec rest)
- 100 kick with fins
- 300 pull
- Cool Down:
- 200 any stroke
Bike: 119 miles
Sunday I took my last long ride outside. How could I not since it was 65F in Iowa in November?! It may have been windy AF, but that meant I had an AMAZING tailwind when I turned around to head home.
Run: 34.6 miles
Saturday I got to race one of my FAVORITE local 1/2 marathons…the Hillbilly Hike 1/2 Marathon. This course is flat, fast, and fun! I started off easing into the run with a very comfortable 9:00/mile pace for the first couple of miles before kicking it up a notch to see what I could do. And what I did was absolutely AMAZING!! It “hurt” but this is exactly what I’ve been training for!! I’ll get a more detailed race report up soon!!
Strength Training: 15 minutes of core strength daily
Weekly Totals: 17 hours & 13 minutes
30 minutes of full body strength training
30 minutes of yoga
Attitude of Gratitude:
What were your highlights from week 44 of 2021?!