Apr 23: Day 70
Yesterday’s Workout: Bike, 20 minutes Z1, 10 minutes Z2, 4 x (6 minutes Z3/3 minutes Z1) 49 minutes Z2, 5 minutes Z1
- Run, 5 minutes in Z1, 80 minutes Z2, 5 minutes Z1
- Swim: 250 yd Z1, 500 yd Z2, 10 x (50 yd Z4/20″ rest) 250 yd Z1
As tough as things were last week, this weekend has been outstanding! That’s a welcome shift, cause they didn’t need to keep going the direction they had been.
First off, Friday night’s swim actually happened! The pool did not close, it sprinkled but did not thunder or lightning. It had been 9 days since I had been able to use the pool, and I was a bit worried about how I would do with this 2000m swim.
I mean, I felt absolutely great, and my time was right where I want it to be. I’m budgeting 90 minutes to do the IM swim, and at the pace I did over half of it on Friday I would have finished in 75. 6 months out from the event, I’ll take it.
Then, Saturday’s bike was a long one but I felt great on that too. I went hard during the intervals, even straying into low Z4 at times. I was thoroughly tired by the end of it, but it was a great workout.
It also turned out to be a great day. We had planned on going to the K-State Spring Football Game, and had considered going to a local tulip festival. However, we had a very amped up Aussie and a beautiful afternoon, so in the end we took the girl out to Junction City on the Riverwalk they have out there. It’s a nice, wide trail through the woods near Fort Riley, and open enough she could run around off-leash. She had a ball, and it served as our new adventure for the day since we had never been there.
Of course, she brought home several friends (ticks) for the first time. So we got to pull those off. I think we found them all–but yuck. Hate ticks.
This morning both the wife and I had a long run, and while we don’t run anywhere near the same pace, the relative distances meant we’d be running for about the same amount of time. She took Scully with her to the base of our local running trail, and I went the opposite direction. We planned to meet up at her start point. Beautiful running day and we timed it perfectly. Scully and I took a post running picture together afterwards:
Now we are headed out to the 2-dollar theater to see Beauty and the Beast. I haven’t seen it yet and it was my favorite Disney animated feature, so I’m looking forward to it. It also serves as my “adventure” for the day.
All in all, a great weekend. Hopefully you all have one too! Cheers!