Monday, March 24, 2014

Pumping Up the Volume & Pulling the Pin: #Mingsanity Week 11

Wow.  What a week.  Sure my previous week had more hours but this one seemed way more intense. I guess that's why Ming classified it as high volume.  To say it knocked me on my ass would be an understatement.  Although I think my super long work day (got to bed at 2:00 am) & less than ideal food choices on Tuesday (ate McDonalds!!!) might have had something to do with it as well.  Top it all off with an eye infection and suffice to say, my body was clearly flipping me the bird. Thankfully this week is a recovery week, just in time for Around The Bay on Sunday.

As usual I'm linking up with the #Bestfoot ladies, Krysten, Amanda & Ericka to recap our week of workouts.  Let's get down to business!



Monday:  2200m swim

Tuesday:  18km run with 16km at marathon pace.  Yes, you read that correctly, that's 18km on a TUESDAY morning.  This was followed by a 50 minute computrainer ride.  Ming gave me a 90 minute ride but said if I couldn't do it not to worry about it...50 minutes was a good compromise.


I was so. freaking.  hungry. after this but I had to rush off to work.  We were shooting at McDonald's Head Office so I ended up having (I hope you're all sitting down) a quarter pounder with cheese and french fries.  And then I worked until 1:00 am.  Got home and was in bed just before 2:00 am.  Soooo not the best thing after the double workouts I did.  But I got to sit in this AWESOME chair that made me feel like a kid again.


Wednesday:  Day off.

Thursday:  a.m.  80 minute ride with a swollen and red left eye.  Off to the walk in clinic by my house to get it checked out.  Oh hello eye infection.  Nice to meet you antibiotics.  What's that?  No swimming until it clears up?  Ok then.  P.M:  I had a 12km run scheduled with 5x1200m repeats but that didn't happen.  My legs DID NOT want to work.  I managed just over 3.5km and decided to pull the pin.  I was clearly not recovered from Tuesday's epic day.  I ended up in bed asleep by 9:00 pm and I slept until 6:30 am the next day!

Friday:  OFF - I was supposed to swim but couldn't due to my eye infection.

Saturday:  25km run with 3x5km tempo repeats.  Ming said if my legs were still tired I could just do 2km repeats. My legs felt a whole lot better, still a bit on the tired side but at least they were able to go.  I did 2x2km repeats and then ended my run with 5km at tempo pace.   This was followed by 40 minutes of weights.  Hello box jumps.  So glad I didn't fall on my face.

Sunday: 3200m swim since my eye infection had settled down.  A nice distance set again this morning.  This was followed by an 80 minute easy spin.  Followed by eating ALLTHEFOOD.  There is something about a back to back swim / bike that makes me really hungry.  The crazy thing?  I actually ate 3 pancakes stuffed with ricotta cheese after swimming, just BEFORE I got on the bike.  As soon as I got off the bike I was hungry again.  Holy hollow leg.

Totals for the week:

Swim:  5400m
Bike:  87.37km
Run:  46.85km

Total time:  9h 21 minutes including my one strength session.

4 weeks from today, I will be toeing the line in Hopkinton.  I get butterflies just thinking about it. If I don't get my knee issues sorted out before then, I'll be going in at less than 100% which wasn't really the plan.   But, I'm learning that the older I get, the less my body seems to want to stick to any sort of plan.

How was your week of workouts?

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