So I did a little swimming, biking, and running in Kingston yesterday.
It was a decent day.
General training notes: Woohoo for an under the radar race week! I registered for the HITS Kingston Olympic distance race a few weeks ago, but kept this event on the DL. (Full race report coming soon, but I placed first in my age group and fourth female overall—and missed the overall podium by 20 seconds.) My coaches knew, of course, so we adjusted workouts accordingly.
Monday – off
Tuesday – a.m. run and strength training; p.m. swim with Bearcat masters
Thanks to the humidity, I bagged my planned five-mile tempo run for an easy one. Just have to be flexible sometimes, right? During my evening swim, the normal lane was totally nuts. There were two dudes trying to set the pace on the front, but they couldn’t make the intervals and kept stopping between 50s. There was a mini Wall of Dudes holding the wall. C’mon, guys—move! The 2,800m still got logged, though.
Wednesday – a.m. CompuTrainer class at Tailwind Endurance
Race wattage workout: 3×6 minutes with four minutes at race wattage and two minutes above race wattage. I didn’t feel great, but it wasn’t supposed to feel great.
Thursday – a.m. run
Another humid and easy five miler
Friday – a.m. swim with Bearcat masters
Easy 1,700m to stay loose and get the blood flowing
Saturday – HITS Kingston Triathlon
Fifteen-hundred meters of swimming, 40-K of biking, and 10-K of running in two hours and forty minutes. Far from my fastest, but it was a solid tune-up for Nationals, and I learned a lot on the course. And any day you make it on the podium is a good day.
Sunday – a.m. bike
Easy 20-ish miles around the city with one of my work friends to spin out my legs and jumpstart the recovery process
How did your workouts go this week?