My recap for this week will be short and sweet. I knew going into this week that things were kind of up in the air since I was having a (very, very minor) medical procedure done that could potentially put me out of commission for a few days. Not a big deal, just uncomfortable for a few days. But I plan ahead for these type of things and build an extra five weeks into my training plan.
As anticipated, I spent a few days laying on the couch, feeling generally icky. So I just went with the flow this week and did whatever I felt up to. It ended up going something like this:
- Monday through Wednesday – Resting
- Thursday – Feeling much better, and knowing that the week was a wash, I decided to try out my long swim and it felt GREAT! The training plan said “mental toughness day” but I never really hit any snags in this one, which was a pleasant surprise. I did 6 sets of 500 yards each (10 laps), alternating with an RPE (perceived exertion) of 3 (recovery) and then RPE 5 (harder, but not all out). I felt awesome! Usually I fade towards the end, but in this workout I felt stronger as I went on. Progress!
- Friday and Saturday were also rest days since I knew the week was a wash anyway. I did a TON of house projects though, so things were plenty busy.
- Sunday – 10 mile run at 9:35/mile with a friend from our agility class. It was nice running with her! the hills in the first 6 miles or so were killer, but it was good to be running with someone else – that always motivates me not to slow down or give up. Didn’t you know? Sometimes peer pressure can be a good thing.
I hope everyone had an excellent week!