Monday: My weekly day of rest and recovery.
Tuesday: I missed my morning swim after waking up feeling a bit sick (light headedness and trouble breathing/swallowing sent me back to bed). However, I was feeling better by the afternoon and managed to get out for my hilly tempo run. Coach instructed me to find a hilly route, and I discovered just how hilly my neighbourhood really is during my run - 15 minutes warmup, 20 minutes at tempo, 10 minute cooldown. It felt pretty good! Strong and right on pace.
Thursday: Time to give the body a little break with a nice, easy 45 minute run. I made it out during the afternoon and enjoyed the beauty of Ottawa's downtown, with views of Parliament, the Library of Parliament, the War Museum, the Museum of Civilization, the bridges and of course the Ottawa River. I sure am lucky to live in such a beautiful city, with amazing paths for running and cycling! Later in the evening, I attended a barre class for one of our new instructors-in-training. She did a great job and I got a great workout!
Friday: Thankful for an easier (albeit super long) swim workout in the morning. My legs were toast, so I was happy that the main set was actually a pull set. We swam 4800m to start the day off right!
|1k repeats in the Arboretum! Gorgeous|
Saturday: One of my best workouts to date. I was so happy with how my run went. It was 2x(4x 1km at 10km pace with 30 seconds rest) and 4 minutes between sets. I hit the paces I wanted to hit, stayed relaxed, and even ran the second set faster than the first, with my last repeat as my fastest. Great for my confidence with the Ottawa Race Weekend 10k coming up this week!
|The Americano at Cybercycle in Mont-Tremblant is amazing!|