Happy Sunday, friends! Did you enjoy the weekend? After a long week, I rallied, turned into a real girl, and went to a coworker’s apartment-warming party last night.
We had a blast!
And drank all the wine. As you know, I’m all about YOLO-ing now because priorities will change come January 6.
Speaking of … you know those weeks when you complete killer workouts? This was not one of those weeks. This post-Thanksgiving period proved to be tough, and I seemed to be playing a never-ending game of catch-up. Let’s call it an unintentional down week. You win some, you lose some, right?
Monday – a.m. swim
This wannabe swimmer threw down flip turn after flip turn. Success! After doing some tech work, I focused on 100s and 200s and couldn’t believe how much my times dropped; around 10 seconds shaved off my steady 100 pace. (Real swimmers, is that normal?)
Tuesday – a.m. CompuTrainer class
Like last week, this class kicked my butt. My saddle was really irritating too, which made it even more challenging to hit and hold my power numbers. The instructor approached me after class and passed along the information of a bicycle service that offers saddle-testing services. I’ve never been crazy about my current saddle, so the offseason will be an ideal time to sort this out. This week, I’ll be testing the Cobb Gen 2; next week, I’ll have the Cobb V-Flow.
Wednesday – a.m. swim
More flip turn success. Let’s hope I can pick up riding a tri bike this quickly—ha!
Thursday – a.m. run and strength train
Basically, this “speedwork” session lacked speedwork. I warmed up and then attempted some 400m repeats on the ‘mill, but my legs refused to cooperate. Darn you, offseason.
Friday – a.m. run
Yet another bout of speedwork without a ton of speed. A few teammates and I met for an indoor run; we warmed up for one mile and then settled into a tempo pace. Like Thursday, I tried to hold on, but my legs said no. Luckily, everyone felt the same way, so we shut it down after a mile. And then “recovered” in the hot tub for 30 minutes.
Saturday – a.m. Pilates
Whew, even though this class claimed to be a restorative one, it was challenging. I’ve been pretty diligent with my corework this offseason (#corewhore—right, Hollie?), but these isometric movements got the best of me.
Sunday – hopefully hitting the indoor trainer or running easy
Here’s what I have on the docket this week—let’s Write It Down, Do It Up:
Monday – a.m. swim; p.m. indoor bike trainer
Tuesday – a.m. CompuTrainer class; p.m. run
Wednesday – a.m. run and strength train
Thursday – a.m. swim; a.m. indoor bike trainer and strength train
Friday – p.m. run
Saturday – off/a.m. yoga
Sunday – easy a.m. run
Do you plan workout recovery weeks or take them as necessary?