Productivity and endurance training do not tend to go hand in hand. Sure, you get a ton of workouts done, but sometimes other things tend to suffer! Let me round out my week of activities first though.
This week was my biggest volume of training done this year to date. Probably my biggest week of training ever! This morning I was finishing the week off with some hill repeats and a swim. Angie has moved my long run to the middle of the week so I’m not doing a long bike and a long run back to back. I’m a huge fan of this, although I have to admit it feels a bit odd to be waking up to run hill repeats on a Sunday morning.
I had meant to get started early but lying in bed and hitting the snooze button seemed just too tempting. I made it downtown just after 9 am, dropped my gear off at the Y and got started. I had 4 x 2:00 hill repeats on tap. As I started in on my warm up I could tell that my legs had biked 120K yesterday. They just didn’t seem to have a lot of…vroom vroom in them. Oh well, this was only going to be a 45 minute run. I could do that for sure, right?
The entire run was embarrassingly slow but I got it done. After I finished running I checked out the upstairs portion of the Y where the weights were. I was supposed to run through some post-run exercises after Wednesday’s long run, but I didn’t have enough time before I had to get to work. I decided to run through them today – assorted lunges, squats and push-ups. I also got some core work done too. Then it was time to hit the pool for what was supposed to be a 2400m pull focused workout.
By this time I was tired… It’s been a long week of workouts and my brain turned off and wasn’t really into the swim. I made it through 1500m and called it a day. It was getting close to noon and I was ready to move on to other things.
Not that I had anything really exciting planned, but let’s just say that with all of this working out my poor house has really been suffering. Apparently it has been so long since I vacuumed that it took me quite some time to find the stair attachment for my vacuum cleaner. Today I managed to run through all of my laundry, vacuumed, cleaned my carpets (thanks Finlay for making that a necessity!), and dusted my furniture. You would think I was tapering and had all of this extra time on my hands! In actuality, here’s what happened this week:
- Running – 17.1 mi, 2:58:35
- Biking – 114.8 mi, 6:59:46
- Swimming – 5800 m, 2:45:00
- Stretch, core and strength – 0:25:00
- GRAND TOTAL = 13:08:21
If everything goes as plan this week I may be setting a new record… I’m starting the week off with a rest day tomorrow though! Hope everyone had a great weekend!