I'm just going to recap both Week 7 and Week 8 in one post to catch up!
Our usual off day, which is a good thing since I stayed home sick!
I went back to work, but I still felt lousy. In all honesty, if I hadn't been planning on taking Friday off because of my parents being in town I probably would have taken Tuesday off too (I already felt guilty enough about Monday). It was another off day for me, but Mike ran 4 miles after work. He was splitting up his "two-a-day" between two days.
I finally did something, although I probably shouldn't have since I still didn't feel well. We woke up at 5:30am to do a 2 miler (the last part of Mike's "two-a-day") and I felt groggy the entire time. I just barely made it under 18 minutes and did it in 17:59. After work I did the Amazing Arms 'n Abs workout: 35 bicep curls, 35 tricep extensions, 35 hammer curls and 35 tricep kickbacks.
We also swam two workouts in one day because we didn't want to wake up early on Friday to go swimming. I felt decent in the pool considering I had a cold and we did a total of 1,500 yards. Our workout was a 200 yard warm-up, 700 swim for time (10:04), 200 easy, 100 freestyle, 100 backstroke and 200 cool-down.
We didn't do anything because Mike started to not feel well and my parents were coming into town and we had to clean our house!
Another day off.
Senca7 77.7 mile relay! I ran a total of 11.7 miles and Mike ran 9.7 miles. It was an amazing day!
Sorry I had to get one more Seneca7 photo in!
We were supposed to bike 15 miles but Mike still didn't feel well and we were sore from Saturday's race so we took the day off.
We switched up our workouts this week and we swam on Tuesday in order to give our legs some extra rest. We swam 800 yards, 200 warm-up, 400 swim, 200 cool-down.
I wasn't feeling our planned 6 miler so we again switched up our workouts and attempted our brick workout. We headed to Durand Eastman park because we wanted to run on the trails. We hit the road on the bikes and did 5 miles in about 22 minutes (13.5 mph). Unfortunately, after we racked our bikes on my car we couldn't find the trails! We ended up running around in some fields and gave up after .5 miles. It was disappointing but we are going to do one more brick workout this week (we weren't supposed to) to make up for skipping one and this failed attempt. Hopefully it goes better!
When we got home we did some arm moves because we were frustrated that we didn't finish our workout. We did 20 pushups, 20 bicep curls and 40 tricep extensions.
We FINALLY ran (except for our failed .5 miles) and did a 6 miler in about 70 degree weather. It actually didn't feel too bad since there was a breeze and we were running through a cemetery so it was shady in some spots. This run was AMAZING! Except for having to stop because my watch changed screens (my sweat was messing up the bezel) and not being able to stop my watch, all of the mile splits were under 9 minutes! 8:40, 8:48, 9:17 (had the 30 or so seconds we were standing there getting my watch to work so it was probably more around 8:48 pace), 8:43, 8:33 and 8:47 for an average pace of 8:48.
We were scheduled to swim 800 yards and we did it consecutively. We added a warm-up and cool-down so that increased our total yardage to 900. My time for the 800 yards was 11:08, Mike thinks I may have done an extra 50 but I'm not so sure about that. Either way it was a good workout.
All week I was worried about how we were going to fit in our 20 mile ride because I had to work all day Saturday. We decided to wake up at 6:30am and get our 20 miles in before I had to be at work at 9:30am. It was a nice route that Mike made and since it was early enough there weren't too many cars to worry about. My pace was slightly slower than normal, but there were some hills and it was the longest ride I have ever done! I was worried about how it was going to go since our 15 miler didn't go as planned.
We did it in 1:31 (13.2 mph) and I had just enough time to take a shower and head to work.
Some of the fun things I saw at work
A school of fish made out of balloons
After a hard effort 6 miler and a 20 mile ride, my legs weren't happy about an 8 mile run but we did it anyway! We headed out to Pittsford and ran along the canal in the beginning and then headed out to some of the roads around Pittsford/Perinton. The route was nice, there were only a few scary roads without shoulders or sidewalks, but the last 3 or 4 miles were pretty hilly! I'm happy with how it turned out though. I hit 8:59, 8:58, 9:05, 9:41, 9:40, 9:42, 10:00 and 9:53 for an average pace of 9:30 (1:15:59).
The rest of the day was spent relaxing and going to a local minor league game where Andy Pettitte was pitching for the Empire State Yankees. He didn't do well but it was still fun! We went with Mike's uncle who lives in Rochester and one of his friends.
At the game, photo courtesy of Mike's uncle
Yes I'm from Maine, but I'm a Yankees fan! Photo courtesy of Mike's uncle
Overall I'm pleased with how the last two weeks went and I'm looking forward to this week! We have a 5K on Saturday and I'm hoping for a huge PR.
How has your training been going?