This week wasn't originally supposed to be part of my training but I included it since I wasn't doing the triathlon but rather the 5K instead. I didn't get a whole lot of miles in this week because I hurt my knee at the beginning of the week during a bike ride and wanted to take it easy before the race.
Bike 7 miles (12 mph)
At this point I was still not sure whether I was going to do the triathlon or not so I set out to ride the bike course. I made it about half way before my knee started really hurting from all of the hills on the course. I knew I wouldn't be able to finish based on how much pain I was in. I also knew that I wouldn't be able to do the triathlon at this point since I could barely finish half of the bike portion.
Run 3 miles (10:54)
I decided late on Sunday that I wanted to run a 5K instead of the triathlon since I had been planning on racing over the weekend anyway. I did this run in the neighborhood with all of the hills and felt so good. I was feeling confident about the 5K and was so glad that I decided to change races.
I made Tuesday a rest day since I didn't want to run two days in a row before the 5K and the last thing I wanted to do was get back on the bike.
I had planned on running on Wednesday and then Friday but I wanted to take off two days before the race so I changed my run to Thursday instead.
Run 2 miles (10:31), Strength
This run made me feel even better about racing on Sunday. I held a faster pace during this run than I normally do but I didn't feel like I was using much more energy. I tried to minimize the hill work so I didn't end up too sore but the last hill on the way back up to my house really killed me. I also threw in a quick upper body strength workout to get some extra burn in.
Took it easy and got a lot of much needed cleaning done around the house. Was so glad to make it a rest day and just relax.
Had a great time hanging out with friends and eating yummy seafood. Perfect way to spend the weekend.
Weekly Totals: 1 hr 43 min
Running: 4.93 miles, 53 min
Biking: 7 miles, 35 min
Strength: 1, 15 min