I'm now four weeks into my new training plans, and I tell you, I've been working harder than I have in a long time. And consistent - I'm really trying to do things in order and do all the workouts. This week was pretty good, even with Christmas and a surprise trip out of town this weekend (more on that Monday).
Planned: 2300 swim with a long set in the middle; strength training
Actual: The long set of the swim was near the end and I was tired by the time I got to it. I really had to concentrate on my form throughout. 2300 yards; 30 minutes of strength.
Planned: track workout with a zillion 200s.
Actual: I felt like a rock star with this workout. My 200s were fast and consistent with all but one with the same time and that one was one second faster. Boom! 5.75 miles.
Planned: 2000 swim; 30 minute easy run
Actual: Unfortunately, I didn't get the swim in, but I did do an easy run on the treadmill. 3 miles.
Planned: 45 minute bike; two different strength workouts
Actual: Yeah, I didn't get to the bike ride this week. I probably shouldn't be skipping my bike rides. I did do one of the strength workouts - short and sweet.
Planned: short run with hills
Actual: I just did an easy run on the treadmill as the long run I had planned this week was going to be plenty hilly. 3.5 miles
Planned: Long run; strength training
Actual: I got to run with Amanda as she was home for the holidays. We ran at a local metropark that has a hilly, rocky trail. She and my friend Bridget really took it to Dave and me; I ran paces I haven't hit there maybe ever. I wasn't able to do the full long run, but did enjoy some social time with Amanda before heading out of town with the family. 5.72 miles; 30 minutes of strength
Swim - 2300 yards
Bike - 0 miles
Run - 25.23 miles (this included some extra mileage that was not part of the plan)
Strength - 1.25 hours