First week after a recovery week is always hard, I guess I grow a little lazy and have to build back up to the previous weeks levels. Also, 5k races are eating up my distance runs and eliminating bike rides as the only time I usually have free to ride are on Saturdays. So one week after completing my first 5k I ran another this week, the Anything Possible 5k which occurred Sunday morning at 1:50 A.M. when the clocks got pushed back an hour. It was a great event and I will have a write up of it Monday afternoon. Back to this week.
This week was good but not great. I wanted to get back up to 9 hours of training but a doctors visit and preparing for the weekend race tore through some of the schedule. Of course I ran my second 5k and I continued to work towards my first triathlon in March. I also signed up for another 5k in two weeks, I might have an addiction. I decided to scale the hours back a bit as this is a five week training cycle due to my cruise coming up and I wanted it to be my recovery week. So, I figured if I trained a little lighter this week, then the next three weeks would be tough training regiments, followed by my cruise and recovery. I have not decided if I am shortening the next phase or reducing one of the build phases later.
Week 25 In Review: Highlights
- Finished second 5k race – starting at 1:50 A.M. I finished by 1:30 A.M.
- Got at least 1 strength and 1 pilates and 1 spin session in for the week.
- Began losing weight again
- Only got 2 swim sessions in, need to work on this next week
- Running pace has improved.
- Missed Saturday bike as I decided to rest up for 5k race in evening/morning
Week 25 By The Numbers
Not a bad week when considering I ran my second 5k and I still had a productive week of workouts. I wanted to get up to 9-10 hours a week again, but preparing for this race and doctors appointments ate through the training time. Also, I have not pushed my long run distance in a couple of weeks, so a week without a 5k race will prove advantageous in helping me to progress in that regards. have decided on 5k weeks I am replacing my long run with the 5k race. Not sure if I need to add a long run on top of the race so I can improve my distance, but I will have to figure this out. I As I said in the intro, Monday morning I will post my goals for next week and Monday afternoon I will post a race report and result summary from Saturday/Sunday race. Til next time.