|Swim, Bike, Run|
I swam Saturday and Sunday. Neither was particularly easy. I lifted first with my daughter Hannah on Saturday, and Sunday was just a tough day in the water. Like I said, at least I got it done.
5 x 100 warm-up @ 1:30
5 x 200 @ 2:55 (aerobic pace)
3 x 100 @ 1:30 (tempo)
100 easy warm down
3 x 200 warm-up (no interval)
2 x 50 @ :20 rest (breathing every 3rd)
500 swim (tempo)
500 pull (tempo)
100 easy warm down
Swimming Total: 2 x swims (2200, 2000); 42 pts
I rode my regular bike commute all five days this week. That wouldn't have been a big deal if it hadn't been below 25-degrees most of the week. As it was, I found myself dreading it.
Ugh. That is not the way I want to feel on the bike.
Cycling Total: 5 x bike commute (53.5 miles); 53.5 pts
I'd planned to run Friday, when it was a little warmer. But while I thought I had clothes at the office, it turns out that I only had shorts, a shirt, and an old painter's cap. That wasn't going to get me safely through a lunchtime run in 40-degree weather.
I wound up running a bit with my daughter to warm up before our weights on Saturday and then again afterwards, and then I hit the treadmill again afterwards before getting in the pool. I put in 2.5-miles with a couple of up-tempo quarter-mile intervals to spice things up.
My goal is to swim twice, run twice, and lift twice per week. I did that, but the running wasn't much more than the bare minimum, and it was unfortunate that I had to run twice back-to-back.
Running Total: 2 x treadmill runs (2, 2.5); 18 pts
Aerobic Total: 113.5 points
We lifted chest and abs Tuesday night. That was good. We kept it short, but Hannah looks really good in the weight room. Saturday was a longer, more intense workout. We started with a pull-up/push-up set, and she rocked it. After that, we did dumbbell rows. Again, she looked really good. It wasn't necessarily an ideal set-up for my follow-on swim, but it was good work overall.
So that was my week. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't easy. That's how life is sometimes.