I survived another week. And what a week! My last week before “official training” for the O’Rourke begins: my 13 week training schedule starts on Monday. Funny schedule it is–if I use the one from last year (which I doubt I will):
Last year called for
- Monday Swim: 2×25 drills, 25 fast, 25 relaxed, 2x25CD (total 150 yards!)
- Tuesday Off
- Wednesday Bike: 5 miles easy (!)
- Thursday Swim: 25WU, 150, 25CD (total 200 yards!)
- Friday Off
- Saturday Run: 10 min walk WU, 1.5 relaxed jog, 10 min CD
- Sunday Off
Egads. I cannot do that little or I will croak. I’m at 1200 yards in the pool (although I could easily do more, I’m using the 10% increase a week so I don’t hurt my tennis elbow again). I’m at 3.5 miles running, and I just did a 14 mile bike ride. No, I’ve got to adjust these. Perhaps I’ll do far more distance, but just train in the zone?
Nah, I’m going online to look for more training programs. Scads of them exist. I’ll put on a ton of weight again this year if this is all I do!
In the meantime, my hubby is sick and I’m avoiding him like the plague! I don’t have time to get sick. So, I swam alone on Tuesday and ran yesterday afternoon on the treadmill. My one mile recovery. Not much recovery, I had to do 15:–minute miles to keep in Zone 2. I hope I’m not getting sick, usually it’s not *that* bad. I wonder if we have mold downstairs or something from last year’s water in the basement. . . .that is causing me to have increased asthma attacks on the treadmill. We’ll see. Tonight I’m hitting my bike in the basement for 30 minutes.
In the meantime, the wind chill has been down to -20 below zero–not any sort of weather for outdoor training! Nevertheless, I’m scheduled to do that Frosty Ride (15 mile bike ride) on Sunday and I’m going to go sign up for the State Farm 5k momentarily! I hope everyone has a great weekend!