I was thankful this week was a step-back week, as I was extremely busy at work and running the kiddos to all their activities. My body and legs seem to be adjusting to more running, but I think they secretly miss the swimming and biking of Ironman training (so do I). I was happy to include both in my workouts this week.
Speaking of my legs...my speed seems to be coming back where my training plan calls for it, which makes me happy. I am taking Coach Daryl's advice to heart on my slow easy days. Hello? See below ... 2 days of 10 minute miles. :)
Recap of week 3:
Monday: Swim. 1200 yards in 100 yard intervals on 20 sec rest. It felt so good to be back in the pool (ps... I never thought I'd say that!).
Tuesday: 3.36 miles. 1 warm-up, 1 mile at 7:28 pace, 1.36 miles cool down. Average 8:45 pace.
Wednesday: 2.25 miles easy. Average 10:14 pace. SLOW!
Thursday: 2.14 miles easy. Average 10:02 pace. SLOW again! ;)
Friday: 3.54 miles. 1 warm-up, 1 mile at MP (8:00 pace, but ended up at 7.49 pace), 1.54 miles cool down. Average 8:43 pace.
Saturday: Bike. 19 miles in 1:20. Very easy. This was my first outing on my bike since Ironman Canada. Boy, did I miss it! Average speed 14.2.
Sunday: 8 miles. Easy and relaxed, averaged an 8:58 pace.
Total miles for week 3: 19 and some change running miles, 19 biking miles, and 1200 swimming yards.