Monday, June 2, 2014

It's a Part Time Job: #Mingsanity Week 21

Yes folks, this past week was GINORMOUS.  Which scares me because apparently this coming week is supposed to be a high volume week.  Last week was classified as a medium/high volume week.  Good lord.  I was so exhausted by Sunday evening I was in bed asleep by 9:00 pm.  Oh yes, I know how to live it up, yo!  But, even though I was tired, I was happy.  I put in a solid week of work and I didn't die, ha ha.

Let's take a look at how my week unfolded.

Monday:  2000m swim in the a.m.  40 minute easy spin in the p.m.  Was supposed to be 60 minutes but my legs didn't feel good and I was bored so I got off the bike.

Tuesday:  80 minute ride in the a.m.

Wednesday:  2100m swim in the a.m.  60 minute interval workout on the bike (4x8 minutes at 180-200w with 2 minutes rest), followed by a 8.5km run with 3x1 mile repeats within it.  Followed by a Vega Recovery accelerator + a bag of ice on my knees.

Thursday:  OFF

Friday:  2450m easy swim

Saturday:  1800m open water swim, 71km bike, 8km run.

Sunday:  100km ride with 70 of it at race pace all along the DVP & Gardiner with my friends David & Heather.  SO much FUN!  Followed by a 6km run at race pace.  Followed by eating ALL THE FOOD.

The weekend was tough, I felt like it was non stop and I didn't really get as much sleep as I would have liked.  But, on the plus side, I got into the water and I am pretty sure I've figured out my fueling strategy for Luxembourg.  YES!  Now if only all my aches and pains would go away, I'd be a happy woman.  I feel like I'm operating at about 75% these days.  My knees still bother me and now my right hip is acting up.  Apparently I have a knot or something in there.  I've got an A.R.T appointment tonight and I suspect that it's REALLY going to hurt after all the work I did on the weekend.

Totals for the week:

Swim:  8350m
Bike: 257.37 km - the biggest week of mileage I've had on the bike in a LONG time
Run:  22.67km

Total time:  14h 9 minutes.  Yeah, I'd say that qualifies as a part time job!  Bring on the next week of Mingsanity!

How was your week of training?


rojublake said...

Part-time job?! ... If that's your idea of PT then what would you have to endure for full-time PK? :)
All good preparation for Luxemburg in a little under 3 weeks from now eh?
No suprise you wre both hungry and tired on Sunday, what a ride!
How many weeks are you on the Mingsanity programme for? :)

Cynthia @ You Signed Up For WHAT?! said...

Sounds like a hard core, amazing week of training. You are inspiring me for my 70.3 training that's about to begin, I need to step it up big time!

Kristen said...

I would definitely say that training for endurance triathlons is a part-time (if not full time) job. Those hours don't even include prep time, travel time (to and from pool), eating, etc. It really takes a lot! Great strong week - can't wait to see what you do next!