We were supposed to run 6 miles and swim 900 yards, but I didn't feel like running! We switched our run with our ride for the week and headed back to where I work.
Mike mapped out a 15 mile ride on pretty hilly roads! While we were riding up one of the hills, I think the worst one, other cyclists were riding down the hill. I'm sure they were jealous of us! Even though this ride was pretty hilly it ended up being my fastest ride yet! I ended up doing 15.05 miles in about an hour and two minutes, which is 14.5 mph pace.
Sick of this photo yet?
Immediately after our ride we headed to the pool to get in 900 yards. In less than 20 minutes we did a 250 yard warm-up, 400 swim descending each 100 and a 250 cool-down.
After work we hit the road to get 6 miles in and almost immediately I felt like my calves were extremely tight! Since the area we live in has a lot of busy roads we ended up stopping a few times at stop lights and that didn't really help with the feeling in my calves either. By the end of the run my hip/groin area was bothering me and I was so happy when my watch beeped at 6 miles. Even though I was uncomfortable this entire run our pace was really good! We hit 8:47, 8:57, 8:59, 8:51, 8:50 and 8:43 pace.
We took an unplanned off day and scrapped a 3 mile run on our plan. I think our bodies appreciated the extra rest!
Just a quick and easy swim in the pool to shake everything out before our first duathlon! Another day of 900 yards with a 200 warm-up, 500 swim and 200 cool-down.
The day we became duathletes!! We competed in the Spring Classic Formula 1 Duathlon and had a great time, you can read my recap here. We logged our highest mileage day with 25 miles (20 - bike, 5 - run).
Mike - 2:13:49, Me - 2:25:30
Another off day! Since we always take Mondays off this was the first time, except for when we were sick, that we have taken more than one day off in a row in three months! We deserved it, I think.
How was your training this week?