Monday – rest
I was completely and utterly exhausted form the previous weekend’s activities combined with lack of sleep and there was no question that a rest day was required!
Tuesday – run
I woke up still feeling spent, but had plans to meet the girls for an early run. Somehow that got me out of bed and out the door, but on my way to our meeting place I contemplated turning right back around. I made my way there and chatted for a minute while waiting for the last person to arrive, and made the decision to go back home to bed. I could have fallen asleep standing up!
I managed to sneak in a 10K over lunch and still felt pretty tired, but a little better afterwards.
10.0KM (6.2mi) – 55:44 – 5:34/KM (8:57/mi)
Wednesday – run + swim
After work I met up with J and our friend P for an easy run followed by a lemonade. It was great to chat away and get all caught up on things. It looked like it was about to downpour on us at any moment, but we managed to stay mostly dry.
10.7KM (6.6mi) – 1:02:46 – 5:49/KM (9:21/mi)
From there I went straight to the pool and swam my longest distance yet! My friend K was water running in the next lane and it was nice to have the company, even if it’s not the most social activity.
2000m ~45 mins.
800 free, 400 pull, 400 free, 400 pull
Thursday – run
We had 4 x 2000 on deck at clinic with descending paces from about marathon race pace to tempo. I ran with the coach’s group and it was nice not to worry about pacing at all. Fun workout with good company, but I was bagged by the time we got back to the store!
2000 splits – 10:22 – 10:04 – 9:42 – 9:12
18.1KM (11.2mi) – 1:36:54 – 5:20/KM (8:34/mi)
Friday – run
I was able to rally up my friend K for an early morning recovery run. Legs were understandably tired after finishing Thursday night’s workout just 9 hours before!
10.0KM (6.2mi) – 58:19 – 5:49/KM (9:21/mi)
Saturday – run
10.3KM (6.4mi) – 59:55 – 5:50/KM (9:23/mi)
Sunday – run
21.1KM (13.1mi) – 1:40:06 – 4:42/KM (7:33/mi)
RUN: 79.9 KM (49.6mi)
Total Time: 7:53:38
It was a lighter week than planned, but it culminated in a big half marathon PR so I am perfectly okay with that! I think it’s also safe to say that my bike will be racked until the marathon in a couple weeks with the exception of maybe a short ride here or there if the mood strikes.