After being all over the map with my training in weeks 2 and 3 due to back-to-back weekends away, I was excited to settle in to more of a routine in Week 4.
Monday 7/30 – back to work after a 3-day weekend. I broke up the day with a sweaty lunch run, then hit the lake for a swim with some buddies in the evening.
Tuesday 7/31 – Met the 5am girls for an early morning run. After work it was off to the time trial on my bike. It was the toughest course – a very hilly two-loop 24K. It poured rain on us for the (uphill) home stretch and I had a 6-minute improvement over the time I rode this course on my hybrid. I ran a quick 3K brick off the bike on very tired legs.
Wednesday 8/1 – Another sweat-fest lunch run (forgot water AND music and ended up cutting it short, blahhh) then went to the lake with hubs & pups for a very choppy mini-swim after work.
Thursday 8/2 – Clinic night with the marathon group. We had longer intervals at a descending pace on deck for this very humid evening. I ended up cutting it down from 4K-3K-2K to 3K-2K-1K and that was plenty! Held on to my group as best I could. It was tough!
Friday 8/3 – I used this day to get my long ride in ahead of another busy weekend, but had to break it into parts. I biked to work (long route) with J, then biked home, and headed out an hour later to finish it up. 100K total and I was whooped. I managed to complete a short brick run with hubs at the end of that, even if I dragged my feet most of the way.
Saturday 8/4 – Kempenfest Bay Swim and I squeezed in a short bike ride after the afternoon wedding we attended.
Sunday 8/5 – Extremely muggy long run with the group. I decided to drop back by one pace group since I have been struggling to keep up with my usual peeps. This definitely turned out to be the right decision – even though I missed running with Kel! Cold bath afterwards was much needed.
Swim 3 x for 3800m in 1:17:14
Bike 5 x for 156.5 KM (97.2 mi) in 5:30:45
Run 63.5 KM (39.5 mi) in 6:01:01
Total Time: 12:49:01