Ten weeks down and just five to go! I gained a lot of confidence at the Chilly Half last week and it really restored my running mojo. Getting back to some morning runs this week made me feel even more like my old self. The week culminated in a fantastic long run [see below] and I can’t stop smiling about all of it. The change in weather (hello Spring!) has lifted my spirits even further. I think it’s time to get excited….
Wednesday – 10 mile 5:00AM run, 90-minute masters swim for 3600m
800 free, 4 x 100 kick, 900 free, 3 x 500 drill set (200, 150, 100, 50)
Saturday – easy hour on the bike, saving my legs for Sunday
Sunday – Started and finished at the golf club for our group long run and it turned out to be the best one I’ve had all season. Gorgeous morning to run (short sleeves by the end), mid-way refill station with candy & oranges, strong negative-split finish even with monster hills on the back half. Felt great and dominated 36K (22.4 miles) with my pace group! BRING ON BOSTON!
Post-run brunch was the best part…
Total Bike Distance: 68 KM (42.3 mi) [estimated]
Total Bike Time: 2:45:00
Total Swim Distance: 8350 m *new weekly record!*
Total Swim Time: 3:30:00
Total Training Time: 13:59:35
5 weeks to Boston…..