Monday, April 7, 2014

Taper Time! #Mingsanity Week 13

Two Magical words:  Taper Time.  Yes gang, I've officially started my taper for Boston.  Of course, the universe being they way it is, in my world reduced training volume almost ALWAYS comes with increased workload at work.  Which in turn comes with stress.  It NEVER fails.  So, here's hoping that I manage to get adequate rest AND not get sick over the next two weeks.  Fingers crossed.  Now, on the FUN part...what I got up to this past week.  I'm linking up with the Bestfoot ladies Krysten, Erica & Amanda to recap my week of training.

Monday:  I normally swim on Mondays but I opted to sleep in.  ATB really wore me out so the rest was necessary.

Tuesday: a.m.:  70 minute easy spin on the trainer + core work. p.m.  really easy run through High Park.  I was told to run hills for the next couple of weeks so I did just that despite the fact that my legs were sore.

Wednesday:  2350m swim

Thursday:  a.m. 15km run with 10km at tempo pace.  Ran nothing but hills so instead of focusing on pace, I worked at pushing it up the hills.  Legs were still a bit sore but I felt pretty good otherwise.  Core work, push ups & single leg squats post run.  p.m.  55 minute easy spin.  Was supposed to do 70 minutes but got home late.  Didn't want to be riding until 8:30 at night. 

Friday:  2050m swim. 

Saturday:  28.22km run.  Was supposed to do between 25-30 km so this was perfect (even though I had set out to do 30km).  Super hard run.  Ran through High Park, did TONS of hills and ran into the wind for a large part of the run.  By 24km I was feeling pretty rough.  By 26km I had had enough so I called G and had him meet me on my way back to the house.  He picked me up at just past the 28km mark.  That was enough for me.  I completely checked out.  Was supposed to do weights after but I was exhausted.

Sunday:  60 minute easy spin, followed by a 3050m swim. 

Totals for the week:

Swim:  7450m
Bike:  80.93km
Run:  56.58km

Total time:  11 hours of training.  Never thought I'd say this but that actually felt kind of easy.   I must be getting used to the #Mingsanity, ha ha.

How was your week of workouts?


Wendy at Taking the Long Way Home said...

LOL! This is your taper?

I had an easy run week...back to work after vacation and all. This week, I'm kicking it back into gear. I have another half May 18. I've had a lot of muscle soreness, so I'm focusing on yoga and rolling too.

Ashley said...

Nice week of work! Do you have a tri coming up as well (just wondering with all the swimming and biking)?

Runaway Bridal Planner said...

Love it, your taper is awesome you can tell you are in awesome shape and know your body well!

Kristen said...

You know you are training right - and hard - when those numbers and that kind of effort seems "easy". You are SO ready for Boston. Can't wait to hear all about it, as it is on my bucket list and something I have been striving for for many years.

Krysten Siba Bishop said...

bahaha laughing at the 11 hours felt easy part. You are a wild woman! Welcome to taper town!

Phaedra Kennedy said...

ha ha - Wendy, I'm just STARTING my taper.
Ashley - yes, exactly two months after Boston, I'm doing a half ironman.
Thanks Kristy, I hope so!
I hope so Kristen, I really hope so.
Krysten - I know right. It's kinda crazy how you start to adjust to the training volume.

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