- Run 4 miles twice
- Run 5 miles with strides
- Swim 2000 m
- Do the group bike ride route (20 mi)
- Run 7 mile long run
- Monday: Rest (snow day)
- Tuesday: 5 miles with 10 minutes tempo at 7:40 pace
- Wednesday: 4 miles
- Thursday: 1200 m swim
- Friday: 4 miles
- Saturday: 7 miles
- Sunday: Bike 20 miles
I did well on my goals this week – except for the swimming. Due to snow, I had to do my 5 miler on the treadmill, and so I substituted a 10 minute tempo run for the planned slides. It was actually extremely difficult to manage even 10 minutes at 7:40 pace. Each minute was a struggle. My long run was also tough as I drank two rather large glasses of wine the night before and felt hung over the next morning as a result. However, weather has been positively balmy since the snow melted, and the increasing hours of daylight has also helped.
I ended up only swimming 1200 m because I got started too late and needed to attend a school function for L. Basically, lack of organization. Nevertheless, I was actually delighted with my swim because I finally found a pair of goggles that don’t hurt my face – Aqua Sphere Kaiman Goggles in size Small. It is seriously night and day. They actually keep the water out without giving me a splitting headache.
Finally, I did a 20 mile bike ride today. That’s my longest bike ride ever, for the record. I maintained a bit less than 14 mph. Since I had never biked that far before, I tried to maintain a comfortable pace. My ride had only 275 ft of elevation gain, so it was very flat. At the end, I was definitely tired, but it was more sore back, and my butt starting to get sore than tired legs. I’m a little frustrated by how slow I seem to be, but I feel like I’m definitely increasing my fitness and general comfort on the bike.