Monday: Up for my Monday morning Brick. I spent about an hour on the bike with two blocks of Z3-4 riding for 20 minutes. Then I laced up my running shoes for a 5 mile run. It was exactly what I needed. Running through the Arboretum was so peaceful, with only the sound of crunching snow to accompany me. The time change has meant that I get to see the sunrise on my morning runs, and I like that. A great way to start the day.
Tuesday: A nice, long-ish swim, 4600m, to kick off the day. We did another set of 24x100, this time 4x100 with descending intervals of 1:35, 1:30, 1:25, twice through. It felt easier than the 24x100 the previous week.
Wednesday: I met up with Jenn and Coach Dave for a ~15k run (8:15 average pace). It was a beautiful night with great company. I struggled with some GI issues in the first half of the run, but my stomach finally settled and things became much more enjoyable. It was a good reminder though that my nutrition choices matter a lot and that I need to take time to make sure I'm fueling my body properly.
Friday: Good intentions, but when I woke up to swim, I felt horrible. It was that time and I had the absolute worst cramps ever, plus a headache and lots of muscle soreness. I crawled back in bed instead of heading to the pool.
Saturday: An awesome track workout! I felt great (maybe since I'd had two days off haha), and was hitting my paces like I actually knew what I was doing. The workout was 4x1 mile at 10k pace with 2.5 minutes rest between. My pace was right on the whole time and I felt really relaxed and confident.
Sunday: I took a barre class. After teaching Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, I felt like I wanted a turn to burn and shake. It was a good class, followed up with a delicious lunch at the new Pure Kitchen (owned by the yoga studio I used to go to) with Gilly! We had a great time catching up. I'll definitely go back to the restaurant too, yummy! In the evening, my roommate's boyfriend cleared the snow away so we could have a BBQ. I made a tasty sweet potato and cauliflower salad. Recipe is posted on K&K Test Kitchen.