Summer Training 2012: Week 14
|August 6, 2012||Posted by Katy under Summer 2012 Training|
Time to put my summer training to rest with one final training week recap!
July 30- August 5, 2012:
Monday: Spin Class+ Core/ Stretching
I had really hoped to get on the bike for one more workout before the race, but the weather was awful, so I had to settle for a spin class. It was not the ideal situation, but I made it work. What I forgot was that I REALLY dislike the 4:30 spin class. Between the very trippy music and the loud screams from the instructor and other people in the room…let’s just say I was getting pretty frustrated. After class I did some core work with stretching.
Tuesday: Run 3.01 miles
I felt slow and sluggish during this run, pretty indicative that the end of a training cycle is near.
Wednesday: Swim 1000m+ Strength Training+ Core/ Stretching
This swim hurt, which is weird to say because swimming is non-impact. However, it hurt to kick my left leg due to my ankle sprain from the previous week. I pushed through the pain, but wish I had spent a little more time in the pool. After swimming, I did some strength training followed by core work and stretching.
Thursday: Run 3.03 miles
Final workout before the big race! Since the skies looked like they were going to open at any moment, I flew through this run (relatively speaking). While I did not feel 100%, I did have a lot more energy than Tuesday’s run.
Friday: REST/ Travel
Saturday: Siesta Key Beach Olympic Triathlon
One of the most physically draining races I have done thus far, but I am proud that I got it done. I will share my final thoughts later this week.
- Running Mileage= 12.24
- Bike/ Spin Mileage= 24.88+ Spin Class
- Swim Distance= ~2700m
- Total Distance= ~38.80+ Spin Class
This past week was all about preparing myself for the triathlon, especially mentally. It has been a long 14 weeks and I am very excited to take a few weeks easy.
Last Week’s Goals:
- Rehab the ankle (It still hurts, if I sit on my ankle, but otherwise, it feels alright)
- Do the best I can at my triathlon on Saturday (CHECK…I guess!)
Goals For Next Week:
- Recover, recover, recover!
- Make a loose plan for an easy August
- Start thinking about long term training
Thanks for your encouragement and support over these past 14 weeks!