Monday: 3000 meter swim (1:03:22) in the morning. Please note the very accurate depiction of myself in the pool below haha! Ok not really – this drawing was just left over on the white board at the pool in my gym, probably from a swimming lesson or something. I got in 30 min Alter-G (4 miles @ 8 min average) around lunchtime.
Tuesday – 40 mins elliptical, 14 mins 2 min walk/2 min run easy pace, legs & glutes. It was pretty exciting and scary to run unassisted! But it did feel good.
Wednesday – 1500 meter swim (33:35:09), arms, chest & core. Alter-G for 5 miles in a little under 40 minutes for a 7:47 pace.
Thursday – 30 mins elliptical followed by shoulders/back. After the gym, I drove to the track to do 2 minutes walking and 2 minutes running on and off for 20 minutes total.
Friday – (“long run” day) 3000 meter swim (1:05:33) and 10 mile bike (42 mins) before work. I drove to the Alter-G place right after work for a 5 mile run (7:47 pace). I worked up to 90% of my bodyweight. The doctor says that means it is time to say good bye to the Alter-G and start running again. I’m nervous, but I’m going to take it slow and steady.
This is my kind of Friday night right here:
Saturday – I woke up early because I passed out early on Friday night. So I decided to go do my swim before I talked myself out of it. I was feeling tired and unmotivated, so I let myself swim a little more slowly and did 2500 meters.
After the pool I hit the track for 22 minutes of alternating running and walking for 2 minutes at a time. It felt much less awkward this time.
Saturday afternoon I met up with some girlfriends for my friend’s birthday. I didn’t get a picture with the birthday girl, but it was a beautiful sunny day and I managed to avoid getting too sunburned.
Today is for doing a whole lot of nothing and recharging my batteries. Both figuratively and the Garmin batteries haha.
Huge congrats to my beautiful friend Maury from My Heart Races Blog for racing a GREAT London Marathon today!! I hope I can do all the majors one day like she is doing.