This week has been truly an up and down week for me. I started off really strong, but sagged bu the middle of the week. Oddly we had a tornado touch down in north Atlanta in January. This kept me from running on Wednesday but not from getting my swimming in. Then on Friday I was still jobless and feeling a bit down and very lazy so I only got my run in. Based on all the missed run efforts it would be easy to assume this week was terrible though. Nope… I made up for the bad and got some really solid training in and I am now looking forward to the final 64 days of training leading to my first triathlon.
In some ways this week had numerous successes and a few failures. Monday’s run was a scheduled 5k time trial. Turns out my body and mind fought and I just did not have the mileage in me that day. Besides that set back I had some great pool sessions and an awesome pilates session. Additionally I topped the week off with a major win by doing my first brick!
Week 10 Highlights: Brick Stlye
- Close to 10 hours of solid training
- Completed my first brick workout (details here)
- 3 Solid pool sessions – heavily focusing on form and increasing speed through better form and reduced stroke count.
- Completed my longest spin session, including an interval session to start it, close to 3 hours
- My core is tightening up and I am getting further along in my Pilates exercises. I can now do a 40 second plank and I am able to properly do several roll ups.
- Getting closer to finding a job and hopefully I will have some good news regarding this in the days to come.
Week 10 By the Numbers:
Overall numbers wise this week ended up being pretty solid. I would like to bump it up a bit next week, but that might be hampered by time required to get a job and by the fact that running wise I am returning to intervals for at least a week. I will have to figure this out with next weeks goals. Overall this week turned out really solid and was a great way to kick off this last month of base building. I am now addicted to combined activity of a brick, but I will have to schedule them into my plan with a goal focus aimed at my first triathlon in April. I still want to get faster running and swimming, but I will have to assess my monthly goals in relation to creating next weeks goals. The brick workout boosted my confidence and salvaged a sagging week. Next week needs to be basics and fundamentals focused, but that is for next weeks goals. Til next time.
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