Monday: Rest day. Mondays suck enough without getting up at 5 am to run, basically, so I usually like to take Monday as my weekly full rest day.
Tuesday: I didn't feel like getting up at 5, and the weather was supposed to be on the cooler side, so I ran 8k on the rail trail at lunch. It was a bit of a guesstimate because I managed to forget my watch (THE HORROR) so I ran a familiar route where I know the distance. It was kind of nice not to be staring at my wrist nonstop.
|Naked wrist! #NSFDOR*|
(*not safe for data obsessed runners)
|I just can't even with some of the scenery up there. That's Mount Nemo, which is also a nice spot for hiking/trail running.|
Thursday: 24k on the bike before getting the kids ready for their day at summer camp. Kept it super easy for one of my slowest rides on the road bike, but this is supposed to be an easy week after all!
8k lunch run to Princess Point. Again, easy. The scenery was pretty. Legs were surprisingly peppy considering the morning bike ride.
|Dam at Princess Point/Cootes Paradise.|
Friday: As much as I was super tempted to sneak in an easy 8k, I decided to drop that one from the weekly plan. Another full rest day because this is a rest week, and next week is going to have some big numbers Mon-Thursday. So best to get in a rest day before all that starts.
(I'm pretty much just making all this up as I go along, in case that's not obvious. When I do get to the point of a triathlon I think I'm going to have to hire a coach. I'm pretty comfortable with writing up running plans, but this multi sport stuff is complicated! and I haven't even started swimming yet!)
Saturday: 68k ride with Sam. It was somewhat hillier than anticipated. I'm not sure she's forgiven me. We did stop and eat coffee cake at a bakery halfway through, so there's that! North Burlington just has some fabulous cycling. My Strava account now has about 20 routes planned for long rides exploring the area.
|In case it's not already obvious, I LOVE MY BIKE.|
|Yep, that's the lake.|
Run: 39.7 km
Bike: 123.2 km
Total: 162.9 km in 8 hours, 56 minutes
Pretty much went perfectly. I knew I needed an easy week, and I think lowering the run number and keeping the cycling easy got me there. I feel very ready to tackle some big numbers and tough workouts this week.