So that gave me the following TOTALS for Week 1 of my HIM training:
After returning home on Sunday I went for a bike ride- my first time out solo on my new bike. I stuck to the Iron Horse trail but had a good pace going: 11.3 miles/43:10/15.7 MPH
10 miles run (good recovery week)
2000 m swim
70 miles bike (yay!)
Total training time: 7 hours (approx.)
(est. 9:00 run pace, 15 MPH bike pace, and two 22 minute swims... in the future I'll actually add up the time in my log)
So Week 2 is already underway and here's what I've done so far:
Was going to swim Monday morning (solo at the gym, Zach was taking a rest day so Master's class will have to wait) but I was up LATE watching the final game of the San Jose Shark's season. Well into the FOURTH OVERTIME Dallas scored and ended what seemed to be a never-ending game. I'm bummed the Sharks are out of the playoffs but did they ever go down fighting.
Monday 5.15 miles/45:54/8:55 average pace- Solo run after work. Listened to Steve's Boston Marathon Race on Pheddipidations. Favorite quote: "Brain off. Legs on."
Tuesday am: make-up swim: 750 m in 16:11. Zach was taking it easy since he's only two days out from his race and I was feeling lazy. I am really looking forward to the Master's class because as you can see, I am horrible at pushing myself in swimming. And I'm slow.
Tuesday pm: 30 minute ride on the trainer. I was going to skip the ride altogether (I know, I'm really slacking this week so far) because I was feeling very tired and lazy. My in-laws left this morning and it was kind of nice to just veg out after the busy weekend. I did a little cleaning, ate some potato chips, and watched The Hills. I guess a couple hours of lounging was all I needed because I was suddenly motivated and set up the trainer for a abbreviated workout. This was the first time I've used the bike trainer and WOW. It is a lot harder than I thought. The 30 minute ride was harder then any ride I've done so far, even the 1 hour and 45 minute group ride. Because there is no stopping for stoplights, no coasting, no drafting. Just cranking away the whole time. I was dripping sweat and just counting down the minutes. I have a whole new respect for Michele and others who ride for 2+ hours on the trainer... that is incredible.
Hang in there, we're almost done!
Wednesday am 6.0 miles/54:38/9:06 average pace- It was really windy but not too cold this morning, about 50 degrees. Zach ran 2 miles with me then turned around to finish with 4 miles and I did the rest solo. I listened to one of my many back logged podcasts and took the pace easy. I have a feeling that the runs will be my little safe space during tri training. The cycling and the swimming are so new and difficult and scary, but running is familiar and easy and fun. It will be a good balance.
Speaking of new and difficult and scary, we're going to our first Master's swim class tonight at 6:30. I hope it's fun. I'm pretty nervous that I"ll be really slow and not understand the drills but I'm going to do my best and I'm not afraid to ask questions. I know I need this class and I'm willing to put in the work. I'll report back tomorrow- I'm going to start updating my blog more then twice a week, these posts are getting too dang long!