As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end, which is unfortunate because I was really enjoying my recovery week. As expected, I was very tired. That's usually what happens when your body has some down time after a few hard weeks. I made sure I got to bed early every night during the week. I was in bed usually before 9:00 pm and asleep before 9:30. I need at least 7 hours of sleep a night in order to be a somewhat normally functioning & nice human being so that's what I aim for.
The tireds really hit me by mid week. My Wednesday morning swim was crap and I had zero desire to be there. But I went. I didn't stay that long but it was better that nothing. After that, my workouts and energy level continued to improve. By Saturday I was feeling pretty good other than my super tight legs. That still didn't stop me from cranking out a 17km run with 10km at tempo pace (4:15/kms!). Certainly not a workout I would have given myself on an easy week but that's why I have a coach, to push me just that little bit harder. I'm happy to say I nailed it.
This week I start to build again. This next cycle is going to be a doozy. I've got a medium volume week this week and then two high volume weeks. Oh boy. But let's look at this past week shall we? I'm linking up with Kat & Krysten once again.
Monday: 2000m swim
Tuesday: 11km run with 3km at 4:05/km's, 50 minute bike + weights
Wednesday: 1750m swim
Thursday: 10km run with 2km at sub 4:00/min km's + weights + 45 minute easy spin
Saturday: 17km with 10km at tempo pace + weights (this was the highlight of my week as I got to run OUTSIDE).
Sunday: 60 minute ride, 3000m swim, 90 minutes of hot yoga.
Totals for the week:
Time: 11h 22 minutes. Still almost like a part time job. I was supposed to swim this morning but I ended up having to work late last night so I opted to skip the swim and get some rest. It's still early days, one missed swim ain't going to kill me.
How was your week of workouts? Put your #Bestfoot forward!