I had both good and bad workouts this week.
Monday was supposed to be a 20-mile run. I let Dave sleep in so I got started later than I wanted to as they were predicting a hot & humid day. I planted Powerade every 2 miles, starting at mile 3. The water stops for the marathon are at the same places. My plan was to walk through the "water stops" at least until the half-marathon point. My first few miles felt good. I had to pull the pace back a little knowing that I tend to start out WAY too fast! By the time I got to mile 6, my plan had changed to walking one minute every mile. The heat and humidity were really getting to me. I had forgotten to take my Gu at mile 5, so that probably didn't help. I took my first Gu at 7 miles- 70 minutes into my run. After my walk at mile 8, I just hit a wall. I started running again briefly and then felt like I needed to walk. (One of my rules is always walk before you absolutely have to walk.) I decided to walk to the 8.5 mark and see how I felt. At that point, I decided to turn around and head back toward home. If I felt good enough after I got home at 17 miles, I could always run a short loop to make 20. Boy was that being optimistic! I only felt good enough to run 2 minutes/ walk 1 minute and managed to keep that up until 12.5 miles. At that point I was having trouble running at all so I ended up walking the last 4.5 miles home. I was pretty useless the rest of the day. I was tired!
Saturday's open swim with the multisport club was awesome! I had no anxiety about the open water and I swam 1200m for the day. We had 25 people at this weeks swim. I wish we weren't going to be busy the next few weekends. I really love having the opportunity to swim with a group, even if it is more than an hour away.
|Open water swim with Greater Mankato Multisport Club|
Here's the week:
Mon: Run/walk 17 miles
Tues: Recovery swim- 800yds
Wed: Brick: Bike 50 min, 13.76 miles; Run 30 min, 3.25 miles
Thurs: Recovery swim- 900 yds
Sat: 1200m open water swim (1312yds)
Swim: 3012 yds
Bike: 13.76 miles
Run: 20 miles
Swim: 3812 yds
Bike: 49.83 miles
Run: 62.3 miles