Turns out this is actually a recovery week for me. At first I didn't really see the point since it's only the 4th week of my training, but now I'm so glad! I've been feeling kinda run down and just generally wiped out this week so I'm glad the workouts are a smidge easier. Here's the latest swim, bike, run update:
Tuesday am: swim 2000 y/44:02- I didn't make it to Master's on Monday night. My main excuse is that Zach had to work late and I wasn't motivated to go on my own. I was also tired as previously mentioned. So instead of swimming I watched back to back to back episodes of the Real World and snacked mindlessly. BUT, I redeemed myself by rising at 5:45 the next morning and driving up to the gym and doing my longest ever SOLO swim workout. Go me! I did a warm up, some drills, a main set including intervals, and some kicking. Just like Master's only a little shorter and not as fun. Not bad though! I did 100 y intervals in about 1:50 which is not very fast but good for me. It will be cool to see how I improve over the next couple months.
Tuesday pm: bike 20.6 miles/1:30:00/13.7 MPH- Zach took me on a new route that happened to include a lot of hills. Including short steep ones after sudden turns that he didn't warn me about, resulting in me being seriously ill-geared and nearly toppling over. Luckily (for him) I remained upright. It was also super windy. Kinda scary actually, a few rogue cross winds nearly blew me over!
Wednesday am: run 4.0 miles/33:26/8:22 average pace- despite the fact that I was deep in REM sleep and could have continued sleeping for several more hours, I got out of bed for my run and actually had a lot of energy. I did the first 2 miles with Zach, then turned back while he did an extra couple miles. My last two miles were 8:06 and 7:55! Didn't even feel that hard.
Well tonight it is back to Master's and then American Idol results show (go David Cook!).