Monday: Monday is my new rest day! Now that the weather is nicer, I've had coach switch my rest day so that I can get outside on Sundays to train and enjoy Ottawa by bike.
Tuesday: I started the day with a nice, easy 30 minute run. Our normal pool is closed for two weeks, so I decided to swim on my own in the evening. I only got about 50 minutes in by the time I got myself organized to swim, but it was a pretty solid workout and the pool was set up for 50m!
Wednesday: Hard anaerobic intervals on the trainer in the morning before work. This was a mentally challenging workout, as I was meant to go about 2-3% harder on each interval. It went pretty well and I dug deep to finish strong. In the evening, I watched part of the hockey game. Then I had a good chat with coach, discussing my race schedule, my upcoming training blocks, and ways to continue to improve on the bike. And then, I went to do strength with my OTC group. It was a good day. Only made better by the fact that I got to order my Team Canada gear for Age Group Worlds!
Thursday: A gorgeous morning run along the Ottawa River - 65 minutes of bliss. The paths are finally free of snow and ready for running and cycling.
|Post-bath. Shiny and clean.|
Friday: Strength work before work. I was supposed to swim on my own in the evening, but wasn't terribly motivated to get to the pool. So I cleaned my bike and watched part of the Ottawa Senators-Montreal Canadiens game.
Saturday: Our track workouts have moved outside! We hit the Arboretum for drills and strides, then we all did our workouts. I had hills at 5k pace. It was a tough one, but it felt good and it was an absolutely beautiful morning to be out running with friends! I made a delicious dinner on Saturday night - Maple-Dijon salmon, kale-beet-sweet potato salad with goat cheese and walnuts, and grilled asparagus! That is a glass of Rise Kombucha Rose & Schizandra and Champagne on the side. (Rise is based in Montreal and makes amazingly delicious kombucha!) Yummy!
Sunday: Another gorgeous day! Spring has finally arrived in Ottawa. I met Jenn at Rockcliff Parkway for some intervals. We both warmed up together, then set off on our workouts. Mine was 5x5 minutes at Z5 with 3-5 minutes rest between. Then I had a 30 minute easy run off the bike. I felt pretty strong and relaxed throughout, though the wind going east was brutal! Followed the brick with a double brunch experience, then did some chores and watched the Sens game.