The “A” race is done. The Olympics are done. I can finally breathe!
When you have to work weekends for the Olympics, you get the park to yourself for the most part.
… and start scheming for the off-season.
General training notes: following Omaha, this week was all about recovering, and honestly, simply making it through the week. We’ve been firing on all cylinders with the Olympics and have worked nearly three weeks straight so we squeezed in the workouts where we could.
Monday – p.m. CompuTrainer ride at Tailwind Endurance
Easy hour-long spin to flush out the legs
Tuesday – p.m. run
Easy and oh-so-humid run along the Reservoir focusing on form and not running like a basketball player
Wednesday – p.m. CompuTrainer ride at Tailwind Endurance
I only had time for a 50-minute ride after work, and my set included four intervals that served as “zone checkers”: endurance, tempo, sweet spot, and VO2 max. This was the first workout post-Nationals with some quality intervals, and I felt great.
Thursday – p.m. swim with Bearcat masters
Gotta love it when what would normal be IM day ends up being freestyle day. A packed pool meant we stuck to shorter intervals—lots of 25s, 50s, and 75s—and since it was our last practice of the season, we ended the hour-long workout by doing cannonballs off the blocks.
Friday – off
Saturday – a.m. brick (CompuTrainer ride at Tailwind Endurance and run in Central Park)
Quick hour ride and 20-minute run before heading into work and watching Gwen make history and win the gold medal in triathlon. (She is one of our athletes at work.) Getting paid to #fangirl and handle digital communications is the best.
Sunday – a.m. run
With Meb running the marathon, I did six miles before work, went into the office for more #fangirling, and then ran two miles home.
Did you watch the Olympics?