Monday, April 12, 2010

Yah, sleep!

At the end of last week, I was feeling tired and run down.  I was concerned that I might be overtraining but wasn't sure, because I still felt motivated and excited about my tri training workouts.  I didn't want to freak out too much at least until I had the chance to catch up on sleep this weekend.

I'm happy to report that I did get to sleep in over the weekend and that those extra hours of rest seem to have done the trick!  I feel refreshed now, and my energy was back during my Saturday and Sunday workouts.  Sunday I felt especially great as I rode a nice new route in perfect, sunny weather.

I'm also proud to have finished the first three build weeks in my training plan.  This week is a recovery week, which should give me the chance to maintain my energy and feel strong.

Friday, April 9, 2010
Endurance swim - 1000 yards total
100 warmup, 8x25 sprints, 6x100 base, 100 cool down

Saturday, April 10, 2010
Tempo Run - approx. 4 miles total
30 minutes with 12 minutes at tempo, 4x100 strides, drills (high knees and butt kicks)

Sunday, April 11, 2010
Endurance Bike - 94 minutes (24 miles)
I tried out a new route today, taking the bike path southeast from my house to 60th, then riding south and east until picking up Patterson.  I rode Patterson south for several miles.  It was a great road to ride on with a shoulder and smooth pavement almost the entire way.  Almost.  One section about a mile long had no shoulder and the worst pavement in the Grand Rapids area - pot holes that could swallow a car and badly packed patch that threatened to pop a tire and shake me to death.  I had to take the middle of the lane just to get through it.  Fortunately, the Sunday afternoon traffic was light.  I'm concerned that it will be more of a problem on a week night after work.  That one mile section almost ruined the whole route for me.  But I liked the rest of it so much that I'll probably ride it again anyway.  And I hear that Grand Rapids has cut their road repair budget this year, so there's little hope that they'll repave that mile.  Sigh.

1 comment:

  1. Sleep is just about the bestest thing in the world. Even before bikes :)

    That workout certainly would tire me. Go you!