First of all, with my run this morning, I passed the 100 mile milestone for running. My first time doing this. Woot!
Workouts this weekend weren't terrible, but they were challenging.
- Friday - 1 hr run with some short hill work
- Saturday - 2 hr run with pace work. During the run, I really didn't think I was hitting my pacing. When I downloaded my file afterwards, I was pleasantly surprised to see that I was right on the money for my pace. Very cool. No ice bath, but I did wear my compression socks and tights all day.
- Sunday - 1 hr run follwed by a 2.5 hr bike. It was very windy for the bike, so I flipped my garmin screen to show only total time, cadence, and HR. This actually turned out to be really good, as I could focus on my cadence for the ride. As a result, I had my highest average cadence ride to date. I intended to take an ice bath when I was done, but this plan was thwarted by a last minute appointment by a realtor to show my house. So instead of stretching and an ice bath, I sat in my truck stalked my house. Should have at least worn my tights, but I feel like a dork going out in public in them, and by that point in the day, I had errands and chores to do.
- Monday - 1 hr run. This was the worst run ever. I think my pace was a pathetic 12:30/mile, which is SLOWER than my Boise 70.3 half marathon overall pace. Everything was just so tight and wouldn't loosen up until the last mile. I know why my coach had me do this run though - very realistic training for how things will feel during IMTX. Better I get familiar with this sensation early so I can be mentally prepared for the suck-fest.