This week was a bit of a trial. I wanted to see how my legs and body would respond to the training schedule I laid out for myself. Here’s how the week went down:
Monday: I met Kelly for an easy 45 min run at lunch, running 4:1 intervals.
Tuesday: I started the day off with a 45 min strength/body sculpting class that felt great. In the evening it was back to Tuesday night spins with my old triathlon coach at Bow Cycle. These workouts are never easy! I was glad that I had been back on the bike a couple of times before this class. Overall I felt pretty great on the bike and it was great to see my old teammates again.
Wednesday: Kelly talked me into joining her for her run workout. It was a 10 minute warm up followed by 5 x (3:00 @ 10K race pace/2:00 recovery), followed by cool down. I thought my legs would be zonked after a big day on Tuesday but I actually felt really strong on this run. Our five intervals were all really consistent too. Good stuff!
Thursday: Another early morning body sculpting class followed by a short spin at home.
Friday: A well deserved rest day!
Saturday: A 70 minute spin.
Sunday: The Halloween Howl 10K! I hoped to do better than when I raced the Thanksgiving Memory 10K two weeks ago. I’ve been feeling great and more like my old self these past two weeks so I figured that would be a good sign. How did I do? You’ll just have to wait for the race report! (…although if you follow me on twitter you probably already know how it went…)
All in all I felt great this week. The only change I plan on making is taking out a brick run after my weekend spin. It is just too chilly around here these days that I’m not feeling that motivated to bundle up and run outside after a spin.