I finished off a week that was big for running, not so big in the swimming and biking. That was intentional since I have a half marathon in a month and my first tri isn't for three months. My legs are feeling the miles for sure. Next week will be less miles but will include a race, the Shamrock Run 15k.
Easy, slow swim. I switched up my strokes but swam pretty much nonstop at a slow pace. I wanted to go longer but was pretty tired by 2k. It's been over 2 weeks since I swam last and I was actually pretty sore after this! Glad I didn't go longer.
They had a Ballet 101 class Thursday night instead of Yoga at Lululemon. I've taken a couple of ballet classes over the years so I have a decent base and really enjoyed the class. I liked it a lot more than the yoga to be honest. It was way easier and I actually felt graceful.
6.0 miles/50:27/8:25 average pace
Easy run in muddy Forest Park
Burnt Bridge Creek Trail in Vancouver
I was excited to explore this trail I discovered while searching around online. It started off in a really nice wooded/country section of town near Vancouver Lake. Then it got kind of confusing as we ran along the city streets and crossed over I-5... but we finally found the trail again (actually called the "discovery trail" at this point) and it continued unbroken for several more miles. It was pretty hilly in parts but there were long flat sections also. Definitely a good place for a long run (once you know where to go through that confusing street part). It was cloudy and cool, in the lower 40's. Toward the end it was really windy and even hailed on us for a bit. It wasn't bad though, and we made up for it with a little soak in the hot tub when we got home. :) Pictures of the route below.
totals for the week:
38 miles run!
Plus one hour trainer ride, 2000 yards swim, and all the pushups a girl could wish for (I'm up to a max of 30!!).