Monday, March 31, 2014

T-Minus 3 Weeks: #Mingsanity Week 12

Well now that race number two is under by belt (recap to come later on this week), it's almost time to wind down for Boston.  I've got 3 weeks left.  This weekend will be my last long-ish run (30km) before I really start to chill out.  This past week was really low key so I'd actually be able to recover from the two hard weeks that I had.  I also had a few after work events so that meant I was either missing a workout or doing them back to back. But I didn't have anything terribly long or too intense so that was good.  I felt pretty tired at the beginning of the week but seemed to bounce back towards the end.  At least I thought I did.  But I'll save that for my race report.  For now I'll recap my week of training.  As usual I'm linking up with the Bestfoot ladies, Krysten, Erica & Amanda.  Let's see how this week went down.

Monday:  1800m swim.  Was supposed to swim easy but ended up leading my lane on a progressively harder set so I got out before things got too crazy.
Tuesday:  13km run with 11km at tempo pace.
Wednesday:  1600m swim.  Super hard set so I didn't stay long.  Coach told me to take it easy this week.
Thursday:  30 minute ride + 8km run with 4x600m repeats.
Friday:  OFF
Saturday:  1650m swim + 30 minute ride + a really short run (1.5km) to test out my new Mizunos.
Sunday:  5km warm up + 30km race.

I have a medium volume week this week with nothing too intense until later on in the week.  I've been instructed to do all my runs in High Park for the next 2.5 weeks since I felt like the hills in yesterdays race got the better of me.  That's what happens when you spend most of the winter running on a treadmill.  I think that's part of the reason I was so wiped out yesterday  I was in bed asleep before 9:00 pm.  I skipped my swim and slept until 6:20 this morning.  I definitely needed it.  I have a massage scheduled for after work so I'm hoping that by tomorrow evening my legs will feel better.

How was your week of training?


Anonymous said...

Looks like you had another great week of training. I am so looking forward to the taper for Boston and just getting mentally ready. I have my last "long" weekday run this Friday of 12 miles and then my long run is 16 miles...then...resting up for the big show. Keep going strong, you are almost there!

CheapRunnerMichelle said...

Great week of training...looking forward to reading about your ATB experience. I wrote about my horrible experience with it today...never again will I do that race

Unknown said...

That is a "medium volume week"?!! How in the world do you mix in anything other than just running in your Boston training - beast!! Can't wait to hear about this ATB race....sounds like it was a doozy.

Ashley said...

Awesome week. I had my first week with my coach - and so my first real workouts post-sfx. It felt so good to be REALLY running again!