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.