I still am not sure what I want to call this phase of how I really want to think of it. The idea is that I have three weeks to get any hard pushes done before starting a few weeks of focused bricks. Unfortunately the sprained ankle I had previously injured reared its head again, as I re-injured it a bit on a puddle of water in the building at work. On top of limited ability for the week, I continued to adapt the schedule as I juggled my workouts, work and commute. Overall it was what it was, an ok week that could have been better.
I was lucky working from home. It was extremely easy to squeeze home time, workouts and work into a day. I did not have to drive to a job or plan meals or even worry about a commute. Well, all of that has changed now and as I mentioned last week, it takes a bit of planning and even adjusting. I have to figure out earlier bed times to get up earlier to allot more time for workouts before work and then I have to sit in traffic in the evening and try to balance going back to the gym that evening. Finally I get done with my workout and I am back home for dinner, packing and figuring out the next days clothes and food and back into bed to do it all over again. It truly has been taken a toll getting used to the schedule. I think once I get to my two brick work out weeks things will be easier as I will only do 3-4 majo workouts a week.
Besides the weariness of juggling working out and home and work, I reinjured my ankle and it has been feeling very gimpy for running. So I decided to stay off of it and get it ready to start running on it again next week. By Sunday it is feeling better and I figure a light mile or two might be good on Monday to see how it really feels. So I did not run at all this week. One thing I did allot of was spinning. Out of the 7 hours I got in this week 5-6 of them were on the spin bike. Good practice for the bike leg and the goals beyond this first triathlon, but I need to get my workouts more balanced with some more swimming focus and even some running, albeit light and tentative at first. I don’t want to start going easy now, just 5 more weeks to go and the only person who can sabotage this race at this point is me. Wow, 5 more weeks… heres to making the next week of training a great and efficient week. Til next time.
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- Marching Towards Triathlon: Six Weeks and Counting Goals (chatterdoesfitness.wordpress.com)
- A Bit More Planning Required (chatterdoesfitness.wordpress.com)
- Saturday Brick (chatterdoesfitness.wordpress.com)
- 3 Reasons I Hated Working from Home | CareerBliss (careerbliss.com)