Monday, August 11, 2014

Training and Life Recap: Week of August 4

Another week of training and the first solid week in a while. I felt pretty good about how my training went, and I'm excited to keep pushing myself as I prep for my first Olympic distance race.

Monday: It was a holiday, so I had the day off of work with plenty of time to recover from my weekend in Kingston for the K-Town Tri.  After the rain and thunderstorm passed, I met my friend Jenn for a swim at Meech Lake... the perfect recovery workout!

Tuesday:  I took a barre class in the morning. Then in the evening, track practice with the OTC was 1000m for time. I ran it in 3:22 as the fastest girl. All of the girls from our HPS group beat the old record of 3:30. Unfortunately, I had to miss the rest of practice.

Wednesday: Bad weather forced us inside for our TTP workout. We did 20 minutes of strength and mobility, 60 minutes on the bike, and finished with a 20 minute run.

Thursday: Rest day!

Friday: Up early for a 2500m swim at the university pool (300 warm-up, 200 kick, 200 IM drill/swim, 400 pull with paddles, 2x(200 fast, 2x100 fast), 200 cool-down).

Saturday: 30k bike ride in the countryside. It was another struggle fest, so I really need to figure out what is going on with my body and/or bike. Post-ride ice cream from Carp Custom Creamery was a necessity (chocolate and double vanilla coconut, yum!).  And I got to rock my new Coeur Sports cycling jersey, which I totally love!

Sunday:  I decided to tackle the hills of Gatineau Park on foot and ran 7 hot, hilly miles.  I was quite happy with my pace, even on the hills, and I tried out my first gel, since I plan to potentially use gels during my Olympic distance race in September.

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