Last week was a recovery week. I had some inflammation in my right Achilles tendon from my last long run so it was a good week to take it easy. I didn't run all week until Friday and tried to focus on resting, recovering and eating right. I felt pretty cruddy all week which I hear happens during recovery and taper weeks.
The Numbers - week 4- August 6 - August 12
Swam 2 times (Mon, Wed):3,890m, 1hours and 28mins
Biked 4 times (Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri): 80.36km, 3 hours and 50 mins
Ran 2 times (Fri, Sun): 21.94km, 1 hour 49 mins
Weight training twice (Tuesday and Thursday)
Both my swims this week were OWS at Cherry Beach. On Monday I swam 2,000m and on Wednesday 1,890m. I enjoyed my Monday swim but Wednesday I wasn't feeling all that great and sort of gave up earlier than I should have.
My biking this week was 3 awesome spin classes and a VERY slow, lovely ride to Cherry Beach and back with my two boys Griffin (13) and Jensen(5). I was so proud of Jensen riding all the way to Cherry without stopping! That's nearly 7km!
As I said, I was really taking time off from the run all week. On Friday I decided to hit the treadmill after my spin class and was happy to run 30 completely pain free minutes and it felt awesome. On Sunday I ended my training week running the Toronto 10 miler - a great race! I cut 8 mins from my last years time clocking in at 1 hour, 19 mins. More notably I ran every kilometre in under 5 mins and my Achilles didn't act up at all!
This coming week I'm starting my second build session and very excited to get out on a 4:30 - 5 hour ride and complete the week with the Midsummer's Night 30km run!