After a few weeks of hanging out at home, I got to hit the road again last week. This time, it was to judge a synchronized swimming meet in New Mexico, a place I called home for a little over a year. While I didn’t get to get out to see much because I was tied up at the meet, I did get in my training, complete with amazing views.
Tuesday: In the morning, 3.2 miles of running, followed by 25 minutes of lifting. In the evening, 4000 yards of swimming with DCRP Masters. Rounded out with 12 miles of bike commuting.
Wednesday: A 90 minute trainer ride, including high-cadence sprints and a 20-minute low-cadence hill climb simulation, in the morning. In the evening, 5.34 miles at the track including 4x1200 (5:52-5:47-5:49-5:51). 19 miles of fun bike commuting.
Thursday: Before hopping on a morning flight to Albuquerque, 45 minutes of easy spinning on the trainer and 30 minutes of lifting. I don’t want to talk about what time I woke up to get this done.
Friday: A 7.15 mile run, at 9:30 pace, which was much better than I expected given the 5000+ foot altitude.
Saturday: 3000 yards of swimming in between judging events.
Sunday: A 6.35 mile fartlek run (6x(1 min hard – 2 min easy)) along a trail on one of the highest points in Albuquerque. A great place to watch the sunrise.
Pace be damned, the scenery was worth the altitude-induced pain.