Last week was all about reestablishing routines, starting back to a regular training schedule, and getting excited for what 2022 has in store for me! We are officially 20 weeks out from Ironman Des Moines. #LFG ⚡️
Quote of the week:
“Establishing and keeping a routine can be even more important than having a lot of time.”~Austin Kleon
Swim: 12,800 yards
I finally made it back in the water after having to take a break because of Covid. It felt AH-MAZING to be back in the water! Thanks to my friend Lee for suggesting this killer workout! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!
- Warm up:
- 200 swim
- Main Set:
- 16×50 every 4th hard (5 sec rest)
- 12×50 every 3rd hard (10 sec rest)
- 8×50 every 2nd hard (15 sec rest)
- 4×50 all out (20 sec rest)
- Cool Down:
- 200 any stroke
Bike: 87.1 miles
Saturday morning was my longest ride since IMAZ. It felt great to be getting back to some longer stuff with Z3/4 work mixed in.
Run: 18.8 miles
Wednesday I had 2×2 mile intervals at 1/2 marathon pace. My brain said, “you can’t hold this pace because you haven’t done this since before IRONMAN Arizona AND you aren’t fit enough right now to do it. You’ve lost all your endurance and speed in the offseason.” I could have let my pesky brain dictate my workout, but I decided ahead of time to focus on “this moment” while running. Just because I haven’t done this workout in months, doesn’t mean I can’t do it today. And what’s the worst that can happen?! I show up, give my best effort, don’t meet the goal pacing, and feel disappointed?! I’m good with feeling disappointment knowing I gave my best effort and missed the goal; I’m not good with feeling disappointment because I quit on myself by not trying and listening to my pesky brain.
Snowshoe: 5.57 miles
Monday we took to the trails before it got SUPER cold (ummm hello -18 F with windchills at -33F). The girls have so much fun playing in the white stuff and it brings me so much joy to watch them play! Thankfully it warmed back up into the low to mid 20s by the weekend, so we could get back out for more #snowtherapy + fresh air!
Strength Training: 15 minutes of core strength daily
Weekly Totals: 17 hours & 52 minutes
3×30 minutes of full body strength training
30 minutes of yoga
Attitude of Gratitude:
What were your highlights from week 3 of 2022?! Are you someone who thrives off of routines?!