Holy Crap! ONLY 8 WEEKS TIL RACE DAY!
Highlights of this past week:
- Recovery week
- Ocean Swim
- GoPro purchase
- Nailed my Fartlek run
- Wine Steels with friends
Monday – Swim – nice and easy…nothing crazy. I was pretty exhausted after a mega weekend.
Tuesday – Easy bike, easy run – I still biked and ran with intention, but kept it easy. But didn’t just go through the motions. I’m already seeing major gains in my fitness, simply because I’m not letting my heart rate drop to the point where I’m making no aerobic gains.
Wednesday – Master’s Swim and Tempo Trainer ride – both were solid efforts
Thursday – REST DAY!
Friday – Fartlek run – I did this on the treadmill, because I really wanted to control my speed and push myself even though it’s a recovery week, intensity still matters, even if total time is less. And I crushed it!
Saturday – Long ride and ocean swim! The weather was PERFECT for a long ride! I had purchased a brand new Hero3 Silver Edition GoPro camera on Friday, and I was EAGER to test it out. So, I headed to the ocean to play around with my new toy! I met up with Chris, and he surfed, and I swam. Tried to get some good photos, but I think I need fins next time to keep up. And I was new to the camera, so I had no idea what I was doing. Definitely need to get the LCD screen for the back, so that I can see what I’m filming or taking photos of.
Had no idea what I was doing, and so it was taking upside down pics, sideways pics, etc. ha!
Sunday – long run – My friend Jessie and I ran up to Carlsbad to spectate the Carlsbad Sprint Triathlon. It was a great way to get in my long run! So we “cruised” up there, and by cruise, Jessie is a #badass runner, in fact just went 38:xx in a recent 10k, and well she kicked my butt during our long run, but I embraced the pain. Thanks Jessie for pushing me!
We then stayed and spectated and cheered on friends! And of course I wanted to use my new toy! Sadly it died, because I failed to charge it all the way prior to leaving on my run. So, I only got the two pics below.
After a top notch brunch at Honey’s…I wanted to go play around more with “Gus”.
Overall it was a solid recovery week. Got lots of sleep. P.S I had never thought about getting some melatonin to help me sleep. I don’t always sleep great, and my doc recommended it. And it has been AMAZING! Although, I have been really excited about Gus the GoPro, and I’m gonna be honest, I’ve been waking up really early, like REALLY early, because I’m so excited to go try him out. I’m like a kid on Christmas morning, but it’s been like for the past three days! ha!
So, after a solid recovery week. It’s time to get after the next BIG three weeks. And I mean BIG! 8 weeks til the BIG DAY!
Total Time for the Week: 12hrs – pleasantly perfect for a recovery week