Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Road to Ironman Lake Placid Week 5

This week was all about getting back into the swing of training after being sick. I was only dealing with a head cold but the sneeze attacks continues well into this week. Luckily, I was able to get in most of my training with little side effects. Here's how the week played out:

Monday. I started the week off with 3000 yards of mostly pulling. After being out of the pool for a few days I needed to regain my feel for the water. Nothing exciting but a good first workout post sickness.

Tuesday. 60 minute Gung Ho spin class.

Wednesday. 3,300 yards filled with 36 x 50 @ :45. This was the kind of workout where every single repeat fatigues you little by little until you finish the workout sufficiently trashed. This workout was also a big wakeup call that I need to start pushing myself a lot harder in the pool.

Thursday. Strength + 60 minute Gung Ho spin class.

Friday. This was my first run in more than a week. I waited the longest to run after being sick because of how cold it has been here and I didn't want to risk getting sick again. I ran for thirty minutes grinning ear to ear the entire time.

Saturday we got the biggest snowstorm of the year. I think we ended up with around five inches of snow. I debated all day whether to try to run in it or not but the 20+ mph winds were enough to make me retreat to the trainer. 70 minutes of intervals as one song hard, one song recovery.

Sunday. This run was even better than Friday's run. After almost two months of rough runs I finally had a really solid run that was completely pain free. I took advantage of the warmer weather and ran 45 hilly, happy minutes. A perfect way to end the week.

1 comment :

  1. Great week back after being sick! I know you are happy to have that behind you. Plus, you had a great run, solid on Sunday...that has got to be super motivating going into another training week!