Monday: (Lunch): Some active recovery in the pool. Took a rest day from running after racing back-to-back, and swam 2,600 yards instead. (PM) 45 minutes of sweaty core work.
Tuesday: (AM) Run Group, 8.11 miles. I was still a little sore from racing, so I wasn't sure how this workout was going to go. We did 1x1600, 1x1200, 2x800 and 2x400 - kept all close to 6:30-6:40 pace, so I was happy with that. (Lunch) 35 min spinning on bike trainer
Wednesday: (AM) 10.11 miles easy @8:36 pace; (Lunch): 2,450 yd swim; (PM) 30 min core work.
Thursday: (AM) Run Group, 8.37 miles. We did a hill ladder workout - it doesn't sound fun, but it's actually one of my favorite workouts. (Lunch) 30 min core work.
Friday: (AM) Long Run, 20.11 miles @8:31 pace. (Lunch) 2,100 yd swim.
Saturday: (AM) 7.22 easy recovery miles @ 8:36 pace. The day went downhill from there with the Easter Egg Hunt which, according to all of the hate mail I am getting from parents, was an "epic fail." We usually have around 800 kids at our egg hunt, but this year we changed the concept and dropped the eggs from a plane for the kids to hunt. We anticipated we may get 5,000 kids with this change in concept and WE HAD 10,000 PEOPLE THERE. 10,000! 800 to 10,000. So, needless to say, we did not have enough candy, nor could we even come close to accommodating that many people at our venue, so a lot of kids did not get any eggs. This caused people send me hate mail, slam us on Facebook, tell me I suck and that I've ruined Easter for their children. It's all very lovely, especially since it's a free event in the first place. Anyway, I digress.
Sunday: Bike 42 miles (Austin Ride for Autism)/Run 5k @7:47 pace. This was my first outdoor ride of the year. I almost didn't go - I was so mentally drained from yesterday that I just felt like sleeping - but, I had already paid money to ride, so I went. I am SO glad I did. It was a beautiful ride through the country and just what I needed to clear my head. I ran a 5k strong off the bike and finished the morning feeling much better.
|First outdoor ride of the year!|
Swimming: 7,150 yds/3 swims
Biking: 42 miles + one trainer ride
Core: 1 hr 45 min/3 workouts