How are we less than 8 weeks out from IMDSM?! Considering it was snowing here on Easter Sunday, this just doesn’t seem possible. Last week I put in some solid training as I continue to build to race day in less than 8 weeks. Did I mention IMDSM is less than 8 weeks away?! 😜 I guess the saying is true…time flies when you’re having fun!
Quote of the week:
“Dream it. Believe it. Build it.”~Unknown
Swim highlights: 9350 yards
Thursday’s swim was a nice long build with a 300 best effort at the end. My goal was a sub 5 minute 300, which I just missed as I finished in 5:00.2. And ya know what?! I still view this as a win! I stayed curious throughout, focused on my effort, and had my own back no matter what the results were. I may not be there YET, but I will be there soon!
- Warm up:
- 500 easy to warm up
- Main Set:
- Increase the effort as the distances get longer.
- 5×100 (10 sec rest)
- 4×150 (15 sec rest)
- 3×200 (20 sec rest)
- 2×250 (25 sec rest)
- 300 BEST EFFORT
- Cool Down:
- 100 easy
Bike highlights: 201 miles
Over the weekend, I did a 4 hour ride + 40 minute run off the bike on both Saturday and Sunday. Sadly my bike rides were on the trainer in the basement as the weather was not at all conducive for a long ride outside either day (ummm…did I mention we got snow on Easter Sunday?!). I know these sessions will make me that much stronger on race day…physically, mentally, and emotionally.
Run highlights: 27.5 miles
Thursday afternoon I did a one hour bike workout with intervals and followed it up with an 11 mile run outside. There was sunshine, but the temps were chilly and the winds were 35 mph sustained with gusts at 50+ mph. Thankfully Jersey went with me. At one point, we were blown to a complete stop and Jersey looked at me like, “Mama, what just happened?!” It made our 11 mile run the perfect combination of challenging + fun!
Strength Training: 15 minutes of core strength daily
Weekly Totals: 20 hours & 57 minutes
3×30 minutes of full body strength training
30 minutes of yoga
Attitude of Gratitude:
What were your highlights from week 15 of 2022?!