I had to move some of my workouts around last week due to sick kids and pool foulings and such things, but it all got done.
|My pictures of the actual pool were all weirdly blurry, so you get this boring one instead.|
Swimming: ~2300m over 2 sessions
Cycling: 3 hours 30 minutes on the trainer
Running: 44k; 4 hours, 23 minutes
Total training time: 8 hours, 54 minutes
Some interesting developments this week. First, on the swim, the bilateral breathing is coming together - I no longer swallow half the pool when I breathe to the right, and it's starting to feel natural to switch back and forth. So yay to that.
On the bike, since I've been repeating the workouts I did 6 weeks ago, I've been able to compare my results, and it's very, very good. This training plan really works.
|Bow before my epic paint skillz. But seriously, I'm really happy to see this kind of progress!|
Annnnnnnnd I pulled the trigger and registered for Welland. Eep.
|Crap, I need to buy a wetsuit.|
This week, more of the same. Usual two swims, still working on that bilateral breathing. I may try and push the total distance up a bit on the swim this week. Or maybe not. Biking will be the peak week of the current training plan, so it's going to be tough! The long ride this week is the hardest one in the plan, and I'm simultaneously exciting to try it and a little bit scared. Running will be the usual, although since I went a little longer than planned for my long this week, I can probably shorten things up a touch this weekend if I feel tired. And running is very weather dependent (thank goodness I don't have to run until Wednesday, which gives the city lots of time to get things clear for me, since doing my runs on clear roads is clearly the most important thing they should be worrying about).
|This picture has nothing to do with anything except I had a snake around my neck this week at my nieces's birthday party. AUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGH.|
And some solid time with the foam roller is in order, I think - my right leg is a little cranky. Nothing major, but some self massage is called for.
Fingers crossed for a good week this week!