The week started out so well and fizzled out by the end. I blame the weather. Really.
Swimming - 2400 yards
I only had one swim on the schedule this week. Seems weird since I was coming off a race, but I'm not complaining that I didn't have to get all my junk together, get the kiddo ready, and drive to the gym, etc.
Biking - 34.87 miles
Three bike rides this week. One was just a spin to shake off the race legs. The other two contained more stuff like cadence and power. One of the rides had a lot of hard stuff in a big gear. In the last week my bike has decided it doesn't want to shift to a big gear anymore. I haven't had time to take it to a bike shop, so I suffered through this workout. I would have to stop my Garmin before each interval, figure out how to get the gear to the big ring, and then restart the interval. This was really a pain in the ass as the intervals were maximum of 30 seconds in length. Halfway through the ride I decided to do a little mechanic work on the bike. I tweaked and rearranged, got back on my bike and immediately dropped my chain. Argh! Of course, I had trouble getting the chain back on which resulted in grease ALL.OVER.MY.HANDS!!! All of this crap made it impossible for me to do my run off the bike; I had an appointment I had to get to and still needed to get myself and the boy showered.
Running - 17.23 miles
Seventeen miles is not very much when you're training for a marathon. And it should have been at least 10-15 miles more. Gosh darn it! First, I missed the run off the bike as mentioned above. Then came the long run. My long runs are scheduled for Sunday. I have been trying my best to follow the schedule and do my workouts when assigned. Sunday morning I awake to snow and lots of it. And it snowed all day. We got, like, six inches of snow. Did I moved to Boston??? I had specific paces I had to hit during this workout and I knew I couldn't get them done in the snow. So I headed down to the treadmill, again. Gah! I'm so sick of the treadmill. And I like to treadmill run! I decided to break the run up into two different runs - the first would be an hour of "warmup"; the second would be the "meat" of the run with the paces and whatnot. Unfortunately, I only did the first hour. I just couldn't drag myself back downstairs to do another treadmill run. I am sooo over winter!!!
Strength - 0.25 hours
I only had a core workout this week. All the exercises were done with a medicine ball. Some of them were hard and left me quite sore for many days.
Now that it is March I hope to be running lots of miles as my marathon is just around the corner and of course doing a lot of swimming and biking too. Training never stops. Which reminds me, I better get my buns out there and train. See ya!!!