Thursday marked my 10th consecutive day running. Pretty sure that’s the longest running streak since I trained for Grandma’s Marathon in 2008. I’d be lying if I said my legs weren’t tired, but it’s a good tired. I’m really enjoying all the miles!
Best run of the week: Suraya’s 32nd birthday run on Monday. Cold and windy – the temp dropped from 30 to about 10 that afternoon – but we warmed up after with curry and chocolate cake.
Saturday morning: bike threshold test. I had no idea what to expect, as I usually just hop on my bike and ride. And, until this winter, I never biked consistently on the trainer. After the warm-up, three one-minute intervals and endurance pace pedaling, I picked it up to the hardest pace I could hold for 20 minutes (minutes 50 through 70). My legs were shot by the end, but I’m pretty certain I could push it a bit harder :)
Coach Joe analyzed my data in Training Peaks and found my threshold heart rate: 166 bpm. All this number data is new to me, so I’m still processing. Has anyone else done a threshold spin and have insight?
Here’s my Garmin data…
In non-training news…
Much of my week was spent with two of my favorite girls. Life is so much sweeter with Finley Kathleen – and Lucy! – in it :)
Ironman Canada week three done! And, my biggest swimming week… progress!
Swim: 5,100 yards, 1:56:23
Bike: 43.73 miles, 3:03:32
Run: 19.64 miles, 3:09:32
Next week: I’m at a conference in sunny San Diego until Wednesday. After months of being buried in snow, I cannot wait for some sunshine and 70s! My running shoes and travel yoga mat will be put to good use :)
Have a great week, friends!