I missed some workouts this week due to the winter weather we had in NC but I think I made the best of the days I did workout.
Monday: Early swim before work of 1500 yards. This was the first time I’d been swimming since my triathlon back in October. For a pre-swim snack I had a banana topped with chocolate peanut butter. Monday was supposed to be my day to complete two workouts but the sleet that started at 7:30am made it impossible to run or bike so I had to be content with my swim.
Tuesday: Ran 5.5 miles after work at a 9:38 pace. Prefuel: Honey Stinger chews. My stomach felt off towards the end of the run and I felt sluggish for most of it. For lunch I ate cuban style black beans with rice and avocado. I don’t think it was a good combination for running. I had a glass of chocolate milk after the run. So yummy!Wednesday: PM Swim of 2300 yards. I completed a ladder workout with sets starting at 600 yards and cycling down to 50 yard sprints. It was an exhausting workout that left me out of breath! Prefuel: bowl of Cheerios.
Thursday: No outdoor workout possible due to the ice and snow on the roads. I did some strength exercises for my hips, gluts, and abs.
Friday: Planned rest day. I thought about running but didn’t want tired legs for Saturday’s ride.
Saturday: 32 mile bike ride + 2 mile run. This was just going to be a long bike ride but since I missed a bike and run workout in the week due to the weather I decided to turn it into a brick workout. Prefuel: cinnamon french toast + blood orange consumed 90 minutes before biking. I had a Honey Stinger gel one hour into the ride. I felt really great on the ride and was surprised with my overall pace! The run was brutal which was expected after my long ride and as it was my first brick workout of the year.Sunday: Relaxed walk with the husband and Margaret + 30 minutes of at home yoga.
Overall, I’m happy with the workouts I was able to get in. I’m not going to beat myself up over the missed workouts as those were due to the weather and not a case of me being lazy. It looks like some warmer temps are in store for this week so I’m hopeful this winter weather is behind us and won’t affect my training.