I felt sooo much better this week after deciding to back off in my running pace group. Much less stress and I am running more comfortably. <sigh of relief> Thanks so much for all of your positive support and feedback – you all reassured me that I was making the smart decision and not just slacking off.
I’m feeling a bit conflicted about my training these days – I want to keep up my cycling & swimming as I have been (because I love it and because I have a couple of 70.3 races planned this summer), but sometimes I worry that I am not giving Boston training the focus that it deserves. Even as I type “Boston Training” in this blog title, I find myself feeling a little guilty since I am not exclusively training for Boston. Does that make sense?
As I’ve mentioned, I don’t intend to race Boston for a time goal – I just want to soak up the experience. That being said, I know I still need to train well in order to have a successful race. And I feel like I owe it to myself to work for it. That being said, I am in a different place now as an athlete and I think that is okay too. I am nowhere near finished with marathons (clearly), but I am exploring other ventures as well.
My mileage and intensity are much lower, but hopefully the
cross tri training will pay off in my overall fitness come April. I am just taking it one week at a time for now.
Anyway, here is another week of my mish-mash training with plenty more silly faces for your viewing pleasure. 🙂
Monday – swim
swim 1600m – 1:00:00
400 w/u, 400 kick, 10×25 sprint, 10×50 drill, 50 c/d
run 9.0 KM (5.6 mi) – 48:00 – 5:20/KM (8:34/mi)
3K tempo @ 4:47, 4:44, 4:46
run 5.0 KM (3.1 mi) – 30:40 – 6:08/KM (9:52/mi)
Thursday – run (speed work)
10.0 KM (6.2 mi) – 56:27 – 5:38/KM (9:03/mi)
Clinic Night: 5×800 – 3:35, 3:41, 3:38, 3:36, 3:43 (oops, got caught in a conversation on the last one!)
Friday – bike, run x 2, swim
bike 12.0 KM (7.5 mi) – 30:00 – 24 kph (14.9 mph)
run 6.6 KM (4.1 mi) – 36:35 – 5:32/KM (8:54/mi)
swim 2150m – 1:00:00
450 pull w/u, 6 x 75 kick, 6 x 100, 150 pull, 8 x 50 sprint, 100 scull c/d
Saturday – bike (long)
bike 44.0 KM (27.3 mi) – 1:45:00 – 25 kph (15.5 mph) [estimated]
run 30.3 KM (18.8 mi) – 2:52:18 – 5:41/KM (9:08/mi)
Total Run Distance: 75.1 KM (46.7 mi)
Total Run Time: 7:04:53
Average Run Pace: 5:39/KM (9:05/mi)
Total Bike Distance: 81.0 KM (50.3 mi) [estimated]
Total Bike Time: 3:15:00
Total Swim Distance: 5700 m
Total Bike Time: 3:00:00
Total Training Time: 13:19:53