Yes folks, this past week was GINORMOUS. Which scares me because apparently this coming week is supposed to be a high volume week. Last week was classified as a medium/high volume week. Good lord. I was so exhausted by Sunday evening I was in bed asleep by 9:00 pm. Oh yes, I know how to live it up, yo! But, even though I was tired, I was happy. I put in a solid week of work and I didn't die, ha ha.
Let's take a look at how my week unfolded.
Monday: 2000m swim in the a.m. 40 minute easy spin in the p.m. Was supposed to be 60 minutes but my legs didn't feel good and I was bored so I got off the bike.
Tuesday: 80 minute ride in the a.m.
Wednesday: 2100m swim in the a.m. 60 minute interval workout on the bike (4x8 minutes at 180-200w with 2 minutes rest), followed by a 8.5km run with 3x1 mile repeats within it. Followed by a Vega Recovery accelerator + a bag of ice on my knees.
Friday: 2450m easy swim
Saturday: 1800m open water swim, 71km bike, 8km run.
Sunday: 100km ride with 70 of it at race pace all along the DVP & Gardiner with my friends David & Heather. SO much FUN! Followed by a 6km run at race pace. Followed by eating ALL THE FOOD.
The weekend was tough, I felt like it was non stop and I didn't really get as much sleep as I would have liked. But, on the plus side, I got into the water and I am pretty sure I've figured out my fueling strategy for Luxembourg. YES! Now if only all my aches and pains would go away, I'd be a happy woman. I feel like I'm operating at about 75% these days. My knees still bother me and now my right hip is acting up. Apparently I have a knot or something in there. I've got an A.R.T appointment tonight and I suspect that it's REALLY going to hurt after all the work I did on the weekend.
Totals for the week:
Bike: 257.37 km - the biggest week of mileage I've had on the bike in a LONG time
Total time: 14h 9 minutes. Yeah, I'd say that qualifies as a part time job! Bring on the next week of Mingsanity!
How was your week of training?