Carrying on from Part 2 of my “do whatever” training non-plan…
After getting in a somewhat respectable training week in despite a huge workload at the office (or not at the office, more precisely), I was optimistic about being able to get in some solid training efforts while traveling to Columbia, SC last week. Packed several run outfits and swim gear.
And used none of it.
That final sloth-like act had me itching to train again, and when my coach informed me that my “do whatever” was over effective Saturday, I hopped back on. Now I’m back in town for most of October and November, and ready to get some work done.
Thursday: 9 mile bike commute and an easy 5 mile untimed run to and around the Tidal Basin.
Friday: 2000 meters of easy swimming, then about 3.5 miles of easy running around the monuments as a lunchtime work break.
Saturday: 25 miles on my time trial bike, then 3600 meters of swimming with DCRP Masters.
Sunday: 10 mile long run prescribed as 6 miles easy, 2 miles build to half marathon pace, 2 miles build to 10k pace. Funny story: when you don’t spend much time running fast, or running at all, that build section at the end is rough.