Monday: Morning brick. The brick has become a staple in my training plan to start my week. Last week it was a 1:20 bike and a 30 minute run. The bike portion was a bunch of tough Z5 intervals, and the run was awesome on a lovely, "warm" March morning.
Tuesday: Swim practice, bright and early. I did 4200m with a main set of 16x (100 easy on 1:40 and 75 at 1500m race pace on 1:05).
|Ottawa has amazing paths for running. Check out the skaters on the Canal too, in March!|
Wednesday: Got in a run during work on an absolutely gorgeous day. I loved every second of this run along the Canal and down by Parliament. The sun was shining and my spirits were high. In the evening, I tried out aero for the first time! Jenn lent me her old aero bars and I figured I should try them out at last. My workout was a long, grinding one with long, hard intervals at 70 RPM. Then I went to meet my HPS crew for the strength portion of the workout. We have a new circuit this week and my core was on fire all day Thursday because of it! Good stuff!
Thursday: Some unfortunate events led to my car being blocked in, so I ran to teach barre class at 6 am and ran home. It's 2 miles total, but boy was it a super cold two miles. As beautiful as Wednesday was, Thursday was certainly back to feeling like winter! Brrr! Then I ended up crashing and leaving work early. My stomach was not happy with me and I felt like I had a fever all day, so I went home and took a 2.5 hour nap. What is it with getting sick on Thursdays? Probably has something to do with my rest and nutrition earlier in the week. Working hard to not get sick this week again. Since I was sick, I decided to start reading Chrissie Wellington's book for a little bit of motivation!
Friday: Slept in, but still got a swim in later in the day. I went straight from work to the pool for a quick 2000m swim before heading off to watch the boy do the CrossFit Open 15.2 workout. Delicious pizza dinner to fuel up for Saturday's TT.
Saturday: Time Trial!! Coach has me doing a time trial at track about once per month. This time around it was a 3k and I had been shaking in my running shoes all week in anticipation of it. Luckily Jenn and Colin volunteered to do it with me! We did our warm-up, drills, hurdles, and strides and then it was time for 7.5 laps of the track. Jenn and I are usually pretty close, so it was great to be able to run with her. We all took it out pretty fast (3:41) on the first kilometer and then Jenn and I "settled" (aka dropped back) into the pace I had planned on running (3:59 and 3:54 for the next 2k). Final time was 11:34 and I was quite happy with it for my first time doing a 3k. One of the things that I need to learn is how to go to that red line and push through the pain, and I felt that I successfully pushed myself on Saturday.
Saturday evening was a great one. We had a group of triathlon friends over for appetizers, and then we all went to the Marathoners Gone Viral fundraiser pro-panel in support of Dr.
|Post TT treat from Suzy Q, plus an Americano from fave bike shop Cyclelogik on Saturday morning!|