Week 4 is the beginning of another build cycle. Unfortunately the numbers don’t really reflect that.
Swim : 5 miles (8400 yds) /2:45
Bike: 72 miles / 4:57
Run: 29 miles / 4:02
Total: 106 miles / 13:00
After a slow start on Monday (that included a yoga class; I need to do that more often), I finally put a little effort towards more focused workouts. So even though I did not build my time or distance this week, I did build the intensity. I did some 400m sprints and a tempo-ish run. Two of my swims either worked on speed or mid distance fitness. And both my trainer rides were Sufferfest rides which is MUCH better than just riding. I did Local Hero on Friday night and I don’t think I have ever made such a big puddle of sweat before. It was a really challenging workout with not as much recovery time as the other workouts. I will be doing it again for sure!
I did a race on Sunday, the 13.1 Los Angeles (race report to come…). It was my longest run since my 50K in November and felt pretty good. But because I ran the race in the morning, I kind of pooped out on my ride in the afternoon. I was slated for more like 50-60 but only did 40.
Goal for this upcoming week is that same as last weeks. Keep my workouts focused. And MORE bike miles!!!