Sunday, June 23, 2013

Weekly Workouts 6/17-6/23

This was a good week. Looking back on it, I stepped up the volume of cycling, which definitely took a toll on my long ride this weekend. In the end, though, I know I have to get stronger and keep pushing on bike rides to get better. I also ran for the first time yesterday, and I swam three times as well. Overall, I'm proud of my efforts this week.

Here are my workouts:
Monday: I rode 20 miles on the UTBT averaging 17.3 mph. I went at 4 in the afternoon, which taught be a valuable lesson: get the rides done in the morning!

Tuesday: I swam 2200 long course meters. It was a good practice! I'm working on getting used to long course more. After swimming short course a couple of times after this, I can say that swimming long course definitely makes the short course laps fly by!

Wednesday: Originally I was planning on going to St. Pete Beach for an open water swim, but plans changed and I ended up running fartleks in the pool for 31 minutes and swimming 1300 yards.

Thursday: I rode 21.06 at 16.8 mph average. I rode in the morning, and it was a little cooler.

Friday: I took a rest day.

Saturday: I ran two miles!!!! It was good! I'll write more about it this week. All seemed to go well! After that I quickly changed into my swimsuit before I lost momentum and swam 2500 yards.

Part of the set I modified from one I had seen on Meghann's DailyMile:
Sunday: I've been riding 33-40 miles per weekend most weekends since buying my bike, and today the plan was to ride 33. After getting back to the car at 19.26, I decided very easily that it would be the end for me. My legs felt like lead and I was pushing hard to hit speeds that had felt easy the weekend before. Yikes!

Biking: 60.32 miles
Swimming: 6,000 yards 
(even though some were meters)
Running: 2 miles
(better than 0)

I'm excited to finally have mixed all three sports of a triathlon in one weekend! Though I only ran 2 miles, I'm happy to have started somewhere! I'll build from here, and I can't wait to see where that takes me. Bringing back running into the mix is going to make my weeks better; I can already tell.

What was your favorite workout this week!? If you write workout roundup posts, feel free to linkup below!


Charissa said...

Love this - you are inspiring me to get my little bum into gear! Too much sitting around with all this traveling! can't wait till I be as active as you are again...

Kat @ Sneakers and Fingerpaints said...

Yay for being able to run again!

Abby said...

I saw your first run and it was amazing. It is so hot out there that I just cannot seem to get any speed. I am slowly working on doing 2 and 3 milers also. I was so proud of you.

Mindy's Fitness Journey said...

Wow! You are killing it. Glad you are back to your old self :)

Laura @ Mommy run fast said...

Wow- you keep going further and getting faster... awesome! And how exciting that you ran!!

Amanda RunToTheFinish said...

great job with the cycling!! It's amazing cross training! wohoo for back to running

Beka said...

Glad you enjoyed your first run back :) You're absolutely killing the biking and swimming... hell if I didn't know any better I'd say you could possibly do a half IM sometime in the near future ;)

kilax said...

How cool that you have a link up! I tried to add mine. It was my first time. I am not sure if I did it right. Hee hee.

That is great you were able to start the running back up this week!

I would be really curious to hear what you wear and how you stay cool on the bike! I can dress correctly for running, but struggle when I get on the bike!

Amy @ A Glimpse of the Gouglers said...

Yay for running again! Can't wait to hear how it went!

Kristen :) said...

So glad you are back to running; can't wait to hear how it went!!

AmyC @ running escapades said...

Yea for running! What a great week you had. My best moment was running with my step daughter.

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