Um, how is it the end of March already? It seems like I was just recapping some of my February workouts. But you know what that means? Only 2 weeks left until Gator Half! Gulp! (And, yes, I finally registered.)
I had surprisingly large mileage this week- but I think it’s somewhat inflated because I rode the trainer three- yes, THREE!- times this week <– who am I? and just guesstimate that I’m going 30km/hour which may or may not be accurate (I’m gonna lean towards “not accurate”).
Anywho- here’s my summary:
Monday: Trainer, 30 minutes
I was short on time and it was raining out, so this is what I could get in.
Tuesday: Long run, 15km
This was hands down one of my best runs of the season. Initially, I didn’t want to run because I was going solo, but decided I should take advantage of the cool evening air. Boy, am I glad I did! Maybe it was the rested legs or maybe it was the fabulous tail wind on my way back, but I was able to break the 1:15 barrier for a 15km! I was darn proud of my splits too:
This was definite motivation for the week. My hard work is paying off!
Wednesday: Trainer ride, 1 hour
Nothing super exciting to report on this one. I’m still digging sports documentaries for trainer rides though. I watched “Undefeated,” about an inner city high school football team that goes from worst to first.
Thursday: Swim, 3000 yards
Half my teammates were headed out on vacation today, so I was swimming alone. I did 25 x 100 pull (full kit) as my main set.
Friday: Run, 6.5 km
I totally intended to run 10km, but I just wasn’t feeling it. The humidity was suffocating and my allergies were starting to act up. So, I cut it short and did some stretching/core work when I got home.
Saturday: Trainer, 2 hours
It was POURING on Friday night and the radar didn’t look good for Saturday, but we decided to play it by ear. I woke up Saturday morning and it had stopped raining (yay!) but the weather prediction for later was not so stellar. We probably could have gotten a ride in (maybe cut it a little short) but I was a little unsure about the weather and my allergies were causing me to wheeze just laying in bed, so I texted Chris and Meghan and told them that I thought it was better just to ride on Sunday. Thankfully they were okay with that, so I went back to sleep for a few hours after taking some allergy medicine. I had a lazy Saturday morning when I woke up, taking my time to make some of these babies:
I should have gone riding on Davis Island instead of putzing around in the kitchen, because the sun was still out at this point. After breakfast, it still was looking like decent riding weather, so I started to get changed. Then I looked at the weather report and it showed 60% chance of rain for the next few hours and there were clouds in the distance. Trainer it is.
I made it my longest so far- 2 hours! A little bit of sing-along to RENT helped me get through. As I finished up my workout, I noticed the clouds rolling in but still no rain. I hopped in the shower and of course, as soon as I got out, I looked out the window to see pouring rain. Figures.
Sunday: Brick, 67 km ride, 8km run
Fun group ride on the Suncoast! Met up with Chris x 2, Jamie and Meghan for a triathlete’s version of Sunday Funday! We started with our ride up to Anderson Snow and back. We had a nice little headwind on the way out, but we were keeping a comfortable, fairly easy pace. Of course we stopped to take photos when we took our potty break, since Meghan and I were rocking our new team kits!
After our ride, we did a nice 8K in perfect running weather- low 60s and sunny. This Florida winter has been quite pleasant! (Well, I guess it’s technically spring now!) I took my first km at 5:02 and went down from there. It was a solid run, and I averaged 4:55/km. It’s amazing how much the weather can affect your performance! It makes me hope (unrealistically) that we’ll get cool temps in two weeks.
And now, because I can, I’ll show you where I spent the rest of my afternoon. 🙂