Holy Moly. This week was EPIC. That's really the only word for it and the scary part is, I'm not even IN my peak week yet. Because of my unhappy knees, Ming opted to get me on the bike 4 days in a row this week. Yes, you read that correctly. FOUR. Although I ended up ditching my Monday night ride due to a very hard ART session with my chiro. It was excruciatingly painful. My IT band on my left leg is a mess. But that's another story for another day. Back to my week on the bike. Can I just say that by Thursday "the Queen" was not amused. My legs were ok but my girly bits, not so much. But that's part of training. I'm sure things will get better over the next 5 weeks. As usual I'm linking up with the Bestfoot gals, Krysten, Amanda & Ericka to recap my week of training. This is how it all went down.
Monday: 1700m swim
Tuesday: a.m., slept in. p.m. Bike 35.85km
Wednesday: a.m swim: 50x50 on 55s. B-R-U-T-A-L. Total swim: 2800m. p.m. Bike 90 minutes with 5s max sprints every 20 minutes
Thursday: a.m.: 2000m swim + 35 minute weight workout p.m. 40 minute insane interval ride, followed by an interval run. I told you this week was EPIC.
Friday: OFF (thank GOODNESS).
Saturday: 84km horrendously windy bike followed by a 6.2km easy run. We did stop for a mid ride treat though which I think helped me get through the last half of the ride. Oh yeah, a pistachio cherry cookie. So. Good.
Sunday: 14.55km run followed by a 3000m swim, 2000 of which was a time trial. Holy frig was I ever tired. But I still managed to pull off a 37 minute 2k swim. It's not exactly where I want to be but, I right now, I'll take it. Especially given the week I had.
Totals for the week:
Swim: 9500m - had I actually been on time for swimming yesterday, I probably could have pulled off a 10,000m week but alas I missed most of the warm up.
Total time: 12h 50 minutes.
I asked Ming if this was going to be the way things stayed for the next 5 weeks and he said pretty much. Tuesdays will normally be a run day he just wanted me to rest my knees from the pounding of running. Thursdays are going to be the days that kill me. That is a whole lot of STUFF to cram in one day! I'd be lying if I said I wasn't feeling just a wee bit tired. I didn't really have much time to relax over the weekend either so when my alarm went off this morning, I was VERY tempted to skip my swim and sleep in. I didn't so I'll have to make sure I get to bed super early tonight. I feel like getting enough good quality sleep has been something that has been missing from my routine for the last week and that can't be helpful to my recovery. Sleep is one of the most important aspects of recovery. That could explain why I've been generally cranky and lethargic as of late, ha ha. Time to fix that, especially since I'm heading in to what looks like a peak week of training. Oh boy.
How was your week of training?