Week 13 Done!

22 Apr

Week 12 was a nice rest week ending with a stellar 5K. My first week of 3 swims. I felt rested and ready to train hard in week 13.

Monday: Spin class + core work + 14 miles commuting

Tuesday: 3400 meter swim. Aerobic. Long warm-up. Lots of builds and easy. Nothing too fancy + Sweet 5 Mile track work out. 1 mile warm up. 3x1mile repeats. 8:24, 8:25, 8:31. FAST!! I am getting faster. 1 mile cool down. So exciting! + I had a flat tire so I drove today. 😦

Wednesday: Rest Day + 14 miles commuting (but on my road bike because I still had a flat on the commuter)

Thursday: 3100 yard swim. Our regular pool had no heat! We were told it was too cold to swim in?! I found out in the parking lot so I do not really know. I went over to my other gym. Of course I had no towel because at Duniway they have towels. I begged the guy to let me have a towel. I told him the story and why I did not have a credit card with me. He gave me one. If it had been a girl I would have been screwed! We were supposed to have drafting/racing practice today. (That would be the work-out when we had to swim alone) Dang it! Again long warm up. Drills. Lots of fast and slow. + 1:15 hour trainer ride. + 7 miles commuting

Do you want to know how I get through a 1:15 hour trainer ride? I will tell you!
Make a rad playlist! Put your computer on a table next to your bike! Nuun + Water = much-needed hydration for a sweaty spin.

1:15 is really not that big of a deal. Abby from Change of Pace did a 4 hour trainer ride the other day. She is training for IMCDA. She lives up in Canada where it still snows! 😦 Now that is hard-core mental toughness!

Friday: 1 hour pilates class + 7.11 Mile run. Hill repeats. This was supposed to be a tempo run but I thought I would do hill repeats instead since I missed them last time. I feel like they will help me more with what is going to happen in 2 weeks! Wildflower! (Nobody tell Chris!!) 🙂
I thought a lot about Boston! This was the day they captured the bombers!

Saturday: 55 Mile Sufferfest bike ride + 1.8 Mile transition run. The best part of today was seeing a deer while descending MacNamme! It was so awesome! I was wiped out today. Erica had a bad day as well. I told her we must be ready to RACE! She said a bad workout 1-2 weeks before the race is normal! I am totally going with that! 🙂

Sunday: 12.4 Mile run. AWESOME! I was a little nervous because of yesterdays sufferfest. This run was exactly what I needed!! I hit the trails again. I wanted to do more trail running before Wildflower but I guess I will take what I can get. The WF run is half on trail and half on road. I did a 6 mile out and back. The first half in 1:02:18 and got to the trailhead mile 12 at 2:01:45. Negative split. Felt really good. Kept mentally strong. Ran back to my car to rack up the .4 mile to end with a 2:05:xx. Average pace 10:06. I.WILL.TAKE.IT!

2000 yard swim–continuous. There was no way I was going to be able to count 80 lengths so I broke it up into 2×500(swim and pull) and 1×1000(fast and slow by 100). It actually was not that bad. 🙂 + 1 Pilates class

Good Effort in Week 13. Week 14 will be about the same but a little less volume for the weekend.

Happy Monday!! It is sunny in P-Town. Anyone else having good weather this week?

5 Responses to “Week 13 Done!”

  1. Kristen L April 23, 2013 at 9:23 AM #

    Sounds like quite the week! Only a few more weeks until Wildflower!

    • Leslie @ TriathleteTreats April 23, 2013 at 3:55 PM #

      It defintely was! It is suppose to be hot for the race so I am going to re-read your Heat Post a few times!! 🙂

  2. Change of Pace April 23, 2013 at 11:21 AM #

    Wow- that’s an awesome week of training! Trainer, 3 swim sessions, hill repeats, a suffer fest, and a 12 mile run is fantastic! I’m sure you’ll be thinking of this week’s efforts while you’re racing.
    Thanks a lot for the shout-out, too! Very kind. I don’t know if it’s mental toughness or just a bad place to live! My husband has had three bike races cancelled this April!

    • Leslie @ TriathleteTreats April 23, 2013 at 3:55 PM #

      Thanks! It was good and hard! I like to say that training is the hard part and the reward is the race! 🙂


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