I guess you could say that this past week was a kind of like a taper week. Which for me is unusual leading up to a "C" race. Normally I just keep my volume as is, race, and then perhaps adjust afterwards if necessary. This is why I decided a coach was necessary this year. This past week was a nice break and it left me with pretty fresh legs heading into Sunday's half. This week I'm ramping up again but thankfully I've got a few easy days early in the week to recover from Sunday's effort.
I'm linking up with Krysten, Amanda & Erica, albeit a couple of days late, to share my #Bestfoot progress. This is how last week went down...
Monday: 2450m swim
Tuesday: 8km run with 3km at tempo...once again on the dreadmill + weights. Worked late so I missed my P.M. bike ride
Wednesday: 1600m swim. My Masters group was on a recovery week last week so this session was almost all drill work.
Thursday: 6.4km run + weights. Was supposed to do 8km with 400m repeats but my knees and legs were sore from the Graston treatment I had the day before so coach said I could take it easy. P.M. 45 minute easy spin on the bike.
Saturday: Was supposed do to a 30 minute swim + 30 minute ride but neither of those things happened.
Sunday: Chilly Half marathon. Scheduled mileage for the day was 26km. Did a 3.5km warm up and thought about doing a 1.5km cool down after the race but that didn't happen.
Sunday's race was a cold, snowy sloppy mess but, I was really pleased with my effort and will be recapping that later on this week so stay tuned for that.
Totals for the week:
Total time: 6 hours on the nose, including strength training. I highly doubt I will see another week like this until I start my taper for Boston, ha ha.
How was your week of training?