Countdown to Waterman's Aqua Bike - 3 weeks

So maybe not rainbows and unicorn kisses, but last week turned out decent.  The workouts themselves were a bit all over the place, but I got some of them done, so that's a huge improvement over last week's cry-fest.  Last week in review:

Swim - 01:53:03, 4000 meters

Bike - 02:19:51, 31.12 miles

Run - 20:02, 1.28 miles

Thumbs Up For

  • Two swim workouts in a single week. Despite the fact that I usually really love swimming, this year I have been struggling to get to the pool. I should thank my lucky stars that I'm able to maintain my usual mid-pack paces with the meager amount of attention that I've put into my swim this year. But last week I decided that with an Aqua Bike on the calendar and rain in the forecast, I was going to head to the pool instead of out for a run on Sunday. Success!

  • A wonderful long ride on Saturday. It was 73 degrees, the rain held off, and Jen and I got 24+ miles in around Nokesville. So awesome. My HR was a bit higher than I wanted it to be, but I'm not going to quibble.

Thumbs Down For

  • Barely any running. I got a walk/run in on Monday, then nothing else for the rest of the week. While I don't feel the need to prioritize running because of the AquaBike, I also don't want to give up running entirely. That'll just make it hurt worse when I try to get back on the horse.

  • Trainer issues. I struggled to get on the bike Tuesday morning, and continued to struggle through the workout. I was supposed to hit some Z4 intervals, and despite feeling like I was pushing my hardest gear, I couldn't get my HR to go up. That's weird for me. Usually its always high. I gave it thirty minutes, then decided to call that good enough and headed for the shower. Something is better than nothing.

Looking Ahead

Peak week is here!  After the team ride was changed to Frederick, MD, Jen and I are discussing heading back to Nokesville to get our last long ride in.  I'm considering inviting Caroline, even though she may be more interested in going to the Team ride.  Or maybe Stacey or Liz.  Love love love having so many training buddies to choose from.  How did I do so much of my training all alone last year?