I knew I needed a week in between of some lower volume training before getting into the heart of tri-training, so that was my focus last week. Step back and recover a bit before the final push of training.
Week 11 Numbers:
After my 10-mile race on Sunday, I was tired and in desperate need of sleep. I came home from work at 4:30 and was snuggled up with my Technogel pillow and asleep by 8 p.m. I woke up feeling on top of the world Tuesday morning! (P.S. You still have time to enter my Technogel pillow giveaway!)
Tuesday: Brick - 60 minute spin, 2 mile run
I was feeling kind of unmotivated Tuesday when I get home from work, but I hopped on the trainer, knowing I could at least get a little bit of spinning in. About half way through the ride, I started feeling pretty good and decided to round things out with a little run off. The run off ended up being pretty speedy. I was happy about that.
Wednesday: 2 miles of torture
I set out for a nice and easy run on Wednesday, got to mile one and ended up walking the rest of the way home. It was warm, and I was horribly dehydrated. My stomach hurt, and nothing felt good about this run, so I turned around and walked home, feeling rather defeated. Then I had a good cry and felt marginally better.
Thursday: Strength training
Strength training workouts with Emily are quickly becoming one of my favorite workouts of the week. It's nice to get away from our desks and get a workout in over lunch.
Sunday: 5K and Open Water Swim
I kicked butt in my 5K on Sunday and set an awesome new PR, shaving exactly one minute off my previous time!
Then I met up with Zach for my first open water swim ever.
And with that my step back week came to a close and I was mentally ready to tackle the rest of triathlon training. Nine days until my first tri!!!