This week went great up until the last day. My running started off a bit disappointing. I went for my run on Monday and my legs were just tired. I noticed that from the previous Monday too. I think running the day after my long ride is the issue. I ended up only running 2 miles on Monday. My other two running days went really well though. I ran 5 miles on both Wednesday and Friday without any walking breaks. I think 5 miles will be my standard run moving forward. I don’t plan to bump that up for a while. I’ll probably stick to that through August
This week was the first week of my advanced swimming class. It was a bit disappointing though in that I didn’t really learn anything. The other folks were much weaker than me so the instructor focused on them. She did give me a couple tips, but that was it. On Thursday I ended up lap swimming on my own. The good news is that for 2 of the 4 days this week, I did lap swimming and I did 400m in total on Wednesday and 450m on Thursday. I was nice to swim in a proper pool and measure the distance vs swimming in the community pool. I can tell I’m getting fitter, but I still can’t swim more than 50m without having to take a break.
My bike riding was decent. I did about 17 miles each of the weekdays, but today (Saturday) was the disappointing ride. I was planning to ride 40 miles, but I just felt so tired, I ended up only riding 15 miles. I don’t think the late swimming in the evenings and early morning workouts helped.
For the week, I ended up with about 6 hrs of workout time:
Goals for Next Week: I hope to swim at least 400m each of the swimming days and to hit 500m on at least one of the days. I’ll do three 5-mile runs and stick to my normal bike rides. For next week, I will try again to do a long 40-mile ride.