This was a light week on workouts, but I tried to make the most of each one:
This is a time-based run. It was the same amount of time as last week so I was hoping to go farther. I ended up going the exact same distance, which, I guess, is better than going less far.
No workout – out of town
The note I left to my coach said “I’m willing to forget this run happened if you are.” if you want to hear all of the (kind of hilarious now, less hilarious during) details, you can check it out here!
Bike – Long Intervals
This ride on the trainer has a series of “Hard as fuck” long intervals followed by a long stretch at my “all day” pace. It went really well, and I focused on doing the all day pace in a harder gear.
The first almost half was really rough – the calf cramps were really bad, my legs felt tired, and I felt tired (like, sleepy tired) despite getting tons of sleep. Finally I started to feel better and I did the last half (plus an extra mile) using my longer run intervals. It was the longest that I had ever gone using those intervals and I was really happy with how it went. The last couple miles got really hard, and every run interval was basically like:
Start of run interval: feeling good, I got this
Halfway through run interval: maybe I should sit down and wait for rescue?
3/4 through the run interval: wherever she falls, there shall she be buried!
But I pushed all the way through it, one mile more than last week and a few seconds faster per mile so I’ll take it.
Bike – Recovery Ride
My legs were killing me from the long run and so I was actually looking forward to this spin to help loosen them back up. I definitely felt better after.
Here are this week’s selfies: