This week focused again on recovery and preparation for my first olympic distance triathlon. So, while I didn’t actually get in too much running, I think I am feeling ready for the next steps to marathon training and starting to ramp the mileage back up. My focus for the remainder of this cycle will be to get in lots of stretching and good recovery time after my runs to make sure my calves stay strong and uninjured.
Monday: swim 1500 yds
Tuesday: AM 4 mile run easy, PM 20 min bike + strength
Double workout day. Really focused on not stressing the calves too much this week. It was like being in taper mode.
Wednesday: swim with wetsuit ~750 yds
I wanted to get one more shot at getting comfortable in the wetsuit before my Sunday race. Didn’t swim very long, and kept it pretty easy, but good to move a little.
Felt so good to floooow! I’ve been missing yoga and hope to try to fit this in a little more. Maybe it will help keep my calves looser.
Lots of legs up the wall.
I was actually on my feet for most of the day volunteering for the Perry Initiative. It is an awesome organization focused on inspiring young women to be leaders in engineering and orthopedic surgery. They get to do some fun hands-on activities. I’m really looking forward to working with them more! As soon as I got home though… relax, dinner, and got into bed early.
Sunday: Folsom International Triathlon
My first olympic distance tri! It went pretty well — I survived the swim that I was so nervous for, and finished strong. A further recap will be posted in the next day or two!