|G at the start - nice and clean|
|G at the finish. Not so clean.|
This last week was spent doing a variety of things: attending a healthy aging workshop, trying to figure out my personal training practical, getting my CPR "A" certification and attempting to empty out a few boxes around the house. I also went to the Toronto Triathlon Club Open House on Thursday night which was a lot of fun. I saw a few people that I haven't seen in ages and met a couple of new people. And I got these awesome socks from Courtney. Ha!
I feel like I'm finally getting into a groove in terms of a schedule. It's taken daily lists and some discipline but I feel like I'm on the right track. There have been days where it's been too easy for me to sit on my laptop and link follow. Sure I'm generally reading things that will benefit me as a coach but I'm also guilty of watching silly animal videos for a substantial amount of time, ha ha. Time to buckle down!
Ok so, let's see how this past week rolled out shall we?
Monday: OFF - my feet were in rough shape from my run and Mondays are usually fin days so I didn't want to subject them to any more torture.
Tuesday: 37.2km ride with MGCC. This was hard. Followed by an 8.5km run with my friend David. This was also hard, mostly because my legs felt like crap. This wiped me out for the rest of the day.
Wednesday: 1800m swim. I was tired so I cut this short. I also skipped my strength training workout. Tsk tsk.
Thursday: 32.7km ride with MGCC. This wasn't as hard as Tuesday, probably because I didn't do all 5 loops. I only wanted to ride for 75 minutes and I had to be home by 7 am so I could get myself sorted and get out to my CPR class.
Friday: 1850m swim. Tired once again. I was also very disinterested in this swim for some reason.
Saturday: 42km ride. This was a gong show from the get go. The plan was to ride with MGCC but we left the house a bit late, then I flatted just before the lights at High Park so G changed my tire but we missed the group. I didn't have another spare tube or C02 cartridge so we rode back home grabbed some extra stuff and rode solo. The wind was so bad and we were both so cold that we turned around early and rode back home for coffee. G didn't want to ride that long as he was racing the next day so this was good for him.
Sunday: 16km run in Ancaster, some on trails some on pavement, all of it in the wind. It was beautiful though!
Total time: 7h 27 minutes.
April was a bit of a low month for me. I still got some good workouts in but I definitely feel like I was lacking in direction and motivation. Here's to May being a much better month!
How was your week of training?
Happy Monday folks, make it a good one!
~ Coach PK