As much fun as the “do whatever” plan was for three weeks, last week had me actually following a training plan my coach wrote up for me. Look at me, listening to directions.
The struggle comes in accepting that I’m going to be a little slower and get fatigued more easily towards the end of the training week thanks to the downtime I took. That’s OK. I have time to get my speed and fitness back, and the extra rest will pay off later.
Monday: A 3.4 mile run followed by 40 minutes of strength training in the morning. 9 miles of bike commuting.
Tuesday: An hour of easy spinning on the bike trainer in the morning, 3800 yards of swimming with DCRP Masters in the evening. 9 miles of bike commuting.
Wednesday: A 5.3 mile track workout in the evening, including 1600 (7:51)-2x800 (3:44-3:44)-4x400 (1:48-1:49-1:48-1:46). 19 miles of bike commuting.
Thursday: 45 minutes of strength training in the morning, 4000 yards of swimming with DCRP Masters in the evening.
Friday: A 6.25 mile hilly fartlek run.
Saturday: 3300 meters of swimming with DCRP Masters.
Sunday: An 8 mile run with 4 miles at “faster” paces that didn’t go well thanks to some poorly timed asthma interference. And an 80 F heat index at 7 am.