Taper officially kicked off last week, it sure didn’t seem like it though. Although time and mileage were decreased, my legs feel very fatigued. I did have a good brick workout and ride that boosted my confidence. I also slept for 10 hours Saturday night, which made me feel extremely better.
Here is last week’s recap:
AM swim 2,700 yards. PM workout on the trainer, 45 min.
AM run 4.8 miles. This run flew by! And then Power Yoga class! She threw in some tough core work…definitely felt it the next couple of days.
PM brick, 1 hr 10 min followed by an easy 16 min run, almost 2 miles, in new shoes. I just purchased the Saucony Fastwitch 6. Very light…my legs felt really good.
AM swim, 3,100 yard workout. Main set was 6 x 300 – #1 & #4 moderate (70%), #2 & #5 harder (80%) and #3 & #6 fast (90%).
As promised I got my butt outdoors and rode for 40.8 miles. It was a beautiful, sunny, and slightly cool morning. I needed to keep the ride under 75% effort, I kept telling myself to keep it easy…so hopefully that is a good thing! Moving time was just over 2 and a half hours.
I then spent the rest of my Sunday eating and watching Game of Thrones! No question I binge watched at least 4 episodes.
Run | Time 1 hr 45 min | Mileage 11.69
Cycle | Time 4 hrs 28 min | Mileage 64.57
Swim | Time 1 hr 38 min | Mileage 3.28
Total Time: 8 hrs 52 min Total Mileage: 79.54
This last week, going into race day, I am taking it easy and desperately trying to recover my legs. Plan is to get 8 + hours of sleep each night, roll out with the stick and do deep stretches every night. I am also getting a sports massage tomorrow.
Yesterday I swam for 3,200 yards (fast 50s was the name of the game). Today I am taking an extra rest day. The rest of the week calls for one last run session, a few bike workouts and a swim!