Monday 7/30/12 - Scheduled OFF - Completed OFF. After the previous weekend's long bricks - I needed this.
Tuesday 7/31/12 - Scheduled Run 0:30/Strength 0:30 - Completed Run 0:40/Strength 0:15. I switched things up because of the heat/humidity and headed to the gym to do a treadmill ladder workout. It was challenging and left me in a puddle of sweat at the end. I had about a .6 mile warm up/cool down (10 minutes) and then 2.8 miles of running during the ladder. I finished with a 15 minute abs workout. I was toast.
Wednesday 8/1/12 - Scheduled Swim 0:30 - Completed Swim 0:37. Set a new distance record of 1200 meters (or yards, I'm never really sure how the pool is measured).
Thursday 8/2/12 - Scheduled Bike 0:40/Strength 0:30 - Completed Bike 0:45/Strength 0:30. Rode 11 miles in 45 minutes. I picked a very hilly, country road route to get used to streets again. It kicked my ass. Then I did a 30 minute abs workout that further turned me to goo.
Friday 8/3/12 - Scheduled Swim/Bike Brick (0:20/1:00) swapped for Saturday due to scheduling - Completed Swim/Bike Brick (0:20/0:53). The swim was fine - just basic laps in my friend's pool, but I was not feeling this ride. I went 12.4 miles (about a full mph slower than the hill ride from Thursday) and this route was pretty flat. It pissed me off that I was biking worse on an easier route. I think I wasn't well hydrated and I had a migraine during the ride. Not very confidence building for the last weekend before a race.
Saturday 8/4/12 - Scheduled OFF - Completed OFF. Needed to pick up the kids from band camp so my workout consisted of sitting in the car for 3 hours, sitting in a stadium watching marching band shows for 2 hours, and then crashing on the couch when we got home.
Sunday 8/5/12 - Scheduled Bike/Run Brick (0:55/0:25) - Completed Bike/Run Brick but struggled. I biked 12.74 miles in 0:56 (13.5 mph average) on a slightly hillier course than Saturday. I woke up early to get this done before church and before the major heat of the day, but I never felt like I got my groove. It was very humid (85%) and around 75*. I was surprised how much this affected me on the bike. I also think I drank too much because I got done with my ride and I had to pee. Ended up coming in, going to the bathroom, and then watching the top finisher's of the Olympic Women's Marathon. You'd think watching these women run a full marathon in a much faster time than I can even run a half would motivate me, but it didn't. The run sucked donkey dongs. 2.06 miles in 22:51 (11:05 pace). I walked about a bazillion times and yelled at myself for every one. I mean, seriously, it was ONLY 2 MILES but I couldn't pull it together. Sucky way to end my week but it happens to the best of us. Just wish it didn't happen so often to me.
Thanks for all the love and comments - I'll definitely be channeling any mojo you can give me next weekend!