First of all, thank you all for your kinds words about my new blog design! It honestly means the world to me:)
Second, Happy March! I am very happy to be saying goodbye to February 2015… so.much.snow.
Last week was HARD and my legs were tired by the end. There is no way to sugarcoat it. I completed every single one of my workouts and my Training Peaks was all GREEN (i.e. all of the boxes were checked, even my strength training and stretching).
Why was it so hard?
Coach has me doing a few weeks of ‘testing’ where I will measure things like my run speed, VO2 max on the bike, heart rate, etc. We are figuring out levels that we will retest several weeks from now. Since I am at the point where I’m healthy (I’m scared writing this because I don’t want to jinx myself), it’s a good time to do the testing. Up until this point, I was setting a base and now I am GETTING TO WORK. And speaking of work, I need to increase my power input on the bike! Which means… more INTENSE bike workouts. There’s no way around it, time to get down to serious business on two wheels. Biking is my weak spot and I need to face this beast head on:)
Training Totals last week:
11,600 yards swam
4:08 hours biked (~80 miles)
33.1 miles ran
1:45 strength training
Highlights of last week’s training:
Running on Heartbreak Hill + completing my longest run since IMMT in August
Swimming feeling so natural and smooth
Feeling 100% after my virus
VO2 Max testing on the bike
Puppy walks outside in the sunshine