Finishing off last week's workout report:
Thursday BIKE 24.4 miles/1:44:27/14 MPH
Zach and I did a loop around our area: Dublin, San Ramon, Danville. There were nice bike lanes most of the way, but the traffic made me nervous anyway. I was even more nervous on the descents... to be honest, I was kind of a baby about it. I am thinking of getting a mirror because part of the anxiety is not knowing where the cars are behind me. But mostly, I need to keep getting out there and generally HTFU.
Friday I took completely off. Ahhhh.
Saturday I went back to the group ride at Cyclepath and this time Zach joined me. We rode a much flatter and more bike-friendly route this time. This route, plus having Zach with me, lead to a fun and comfortable ride. I was cruising too! I kind of lead the way back and we were doing 18-20 MPH for long stretches. We met a few more new people including a girl who also ran Boston and is thinking of doing her first tri this summer. :) Here's the stats: Saturday BIKE 28.8 miles/1:51:34/15.4 MPH
Then it was brick time. I quickly changed shoes and put on a hat and headed out. Zach took care of loading my bike up on the car which was nice. I didn't bring my GPS (plus it would have taken a few minutes to locate a signal anyway) and just ran for time. I think I was robbed though because I estimated 9:00 miles and I know I was running faster than that! I felt pretty good- legs were strong and not too wobbly/crampy or anything from the bike. I did get hot because I was wearing black capri-length bike pants. Next time I'm going with my tri shorts. Here's the run stats: Brick 3.0 miles/27:00/9:00 (estimate)
Right after finishing we walked through the Pleasanton Farmer's Market and I scored a free orange. It was just like the finish area of a race! First brick workout is in the books and it was a success.
Sunday's swim/run brick, however, I kinda blew off. Well, I blew off the swim. It was cloudy and windy when we got up, and I was NOT feeling the open water swim (yes, yes, HTFU... I'm working on it.). I did some errands and hoped it would warm up, but by the time it was warm I wasn't motivated. I did get out for my run though, and I did a little extra to make up for the non-swim. I listened to Steve Runner's latest podcast and heard my Boston race report! Awesome!! It was interesting to hear others' reports too. It made me feel better about my time hearing how hard everyone thought it was (which it obviously was!). Run stats: Sunday 4.0 miles/35:37/8:55 average pace
Zach made steaks on the grill and we caught up on a few episodes of Jeopardy, then went to bed early. Here's the summary of my week:
18.15 miles RUN
63.2 miles BIKE
3250 yards SWIM
TOTAL training time: approximately 8 hours
This morning Zach and I got up for the first workout of the week:
Monday 5.0 miles/43:34/8:43 average pace
I would have totally phoned this one in with 9:00+ recovery pace but Zach was all "Let's pick it up for the last miles!" Ugh. I wanted to strangle him at the time (Pick it up? At 6:30 am on a freaking Monday? Please.) but I'm glad he pushed me. I'm not going to get faster running slow. Did the last two miles in 8:25 and 8:02.
Here's the rest of the week's schedule:
Monday am: run 5 (done)
Monday pm: Master's Swim Class (yay!)
Tuesday: bike 25 miles - we're trying a new group ride nearby. We're such group people lately!
Wednesday am: run 6 miles with 4 @ tempo pace
Wednesday pm: Master's
Thursday: bike 25 miles (solo, Zach has to do a hard ride and I don't want to hold him back)
Friday: rest, sweet rest
Saturday: Triathlon Skills Clinic in the morning out at Shadow Cliffs Lake
followed immediately by: run 8 miles Long Run
Sunday: 40+ miles group ride- first time with the Sunday group, should be interesting. The Saturday ride I've been doing is a "beginner's" ride. :O
One final note: CONGRATULATIONS to Francis for his Boston Qualifying marathon this weekend!! He's worked hard for this and deserves a big shout out. Well done my friend!!