Tuesday: 1850m swim; TR Shortoff +2 (1:15 VO2s)
Wednesday: 10k easy run; 2200m swim
Thursday: TR Picket Guard (90 min over/unders); 1850m swim
Friday: 8k easy run; TR Pettit (60 min aerobic)
Saturday: 73k outdoor ride + 6k brick run
Sunday: 15k long run; 2000m swim
Damn that's a lot of workouts. Well, it is the second hardest week of the current plan, so that seems about right.
Tuesday morning's swim was pretty solid, but my day was mostly consumed with wondering what the hell I was thinking regarding that night's trainer workout. Four minute long VO2s? WHY, TRAINERROAD, WHY?
|Don't judge my trainer music. You do what you got to do to survive the tough ones, even when it involves an alarming amount of Limp Bizkit.|
|Inscrutable Trainerroad graph. Trust me, it's good.|
|Bonus of late night swimming: the awful goggle marks are gone by morning.|
Thursday night, a swim with Coach Lara, which was great. She paired me up with another club member who swims about the same speed, and that makes a surprisingly large difference in how hard I can push on an interval. Just knowing someone is chasing you (or chasing someone) is super motivating. Although she did introduce us to the 3/5/7 drill and I think I almost drowned. I really see the appeal now of something like a master's swim club. If only I had more time...
|OMG it might finally really be spring!|
Saturday, long ride, outside, yay, etc, etc. My toes weren't quite as cold, so it's warming up a bit! And I followed it up with a brick run; first time I've done one of those in a while. It felt pretty good, but maybe that was just the new shoes.
|Pretty new shoes. Way different colourway than my usual. It's nice to change things up.|
|soaked from the rain, fought the wind through half the run, but feeling fantastic!|
|I really wasn't expecting to actually do it! Yay for friends who push you out of your comfort zone.|
|It's crazy how much I've grown to love this place.|
Tuesday: swim; TR VO2s (OMG this one is HARDER than last week? WTF!)
Wednesday: easy run
Thursday: swim; TR tempo
Friday: easy run, TR aerobic*
Saturday: Long outside ride + brick run
Sunday: Long run, swim
*may have to move to Sunday, not sure yet. It's all tentative anyway, really.