Week 10 numbers:
Monday: Recovery swim + strength
I got to the pool thinking I'd be able to put in an easy hour of swimming, but after a couple 100's I could tell the energy just wasn't there. I certainly didn't feel like I was drowning or anything, I just felt like I wasn't moving in the water -- at all. I pushed through to get at least 30 minutes of swimming done, but it was my most pathetic swim workout ever.
Later in the afternoon I decided to do a light weights workout so I didn't feel like the day was a complete waste.
Tuesday: Tone It Up strength workout
I read on Meghann's blog how she's trying to the Tone It Up strength program to give a little bit of structure to her strength training. Since most of the time when I do weights I just sort of do a bunch of stuff I learned from my personal trainer and physical therapists back in the day, I thought having some structure might be nice so I did one of the Tone It Up workouts. It was a little more leg work than I would have liked post-half marathon, but it was a solid workout.
Wednesday: Running intervals
I debated for a long time whether or not I should skip this workout since I still had a bit of soreness in my legs, but I hoped that running would shake some of that out. I hit the treadmill for nine intervals of two minutes hard, two minutes easy. By the end my legs felt tired, but strong.
Thursday: Strength training with Emily
Normal lunchtime strength training routine.
Saturday: 80 minute bike ride
We had beautiful weather on Saturday so I met up with Megan for an easy bike ride. We did a few laps of Beach Drive while chatting about our weekends. This was definitely not an intense workout, but I did practice using my toe clips (not to be confused with clipless pedals), which were a new addition to my bike after I took it in for a tune up last week.
Sunday: GW Parkway Classic 10 Miler
The only picture of me from the race. Can you spot me?
I treated this race as a long run and didn't push it too hard. You can read more about it in yesterday's race report.
So another solid week of training in books, and only a bit more than two weeks til my first tri!