Last week was one of those training weeks that I’m glad to say goodbye to. My Training Peaks calendar shows so many red and yellow boxes! Not good 🙁 But not all of my week 6 training for the Asheville Half Marathon and Raleigh 70.3 was bad. Some of the workouts went really well, and some of them taught me some valuable information. Here’s my training update:
Monday: planned day off
Tuesday: running speed work, including 6×400 repeats @ 2:04. I love this workout – it’s challenging but doable (even when I have to do the last repeat on a slight uphill and into the wind). Plus, it was warm enough to wear shorts and a tank top with arm warmers!
Wednesday: 950 yard swim, had to cut short because of work…
Thursday: unplanned off day
Friday: short, easy run
Saturday: group bike ride with Team Vive. We met at the zoo and rode through Greenville. We got on the Swamp Rabbit and followed it to the end. Then, we went up Tubbs Mountain and back to TR, where we stopped for a snack at Tandem before following the trail back to Greenville. This was a great ride!
I’m not the most confident person in the world on the bike, particularly when going downhill. There was one girl in the group who was very good on the downhills. Watching her descend, I learned some valuable tips!
Sunday: run at Paris Mountain State Park. I met up with some peeps at Paris Mountain for my first run up there. We did a loop that took us down on some trails and then back up a road x 2. The trail part was super fun! But coming back up was tough!
With just 4 weeks til the Asheville Half Marathon and then the Altamont Mountain Goat Relay in April, I’ve got to get some hill training in!
Here are my weekly totals:
Swim: 950 yards (yikes!)
Bike: 34.9 miles (double yikes!)
Run: 12.4 miles (triple yikes!)
So, with this rather pathetic update, I’m off to the pool before the snowstorm hits and closes all of our roads!
How did your week of training go?