Week in Review: September 10 – September 16 2018

This was a very good week.  There was only one hiccup in my workout plans.  This was a Florida travel week and so my bike rides would be in an indoor gym.  Unfortunately, the hotel I had reserved had a key card issue where none of the key cards were working and so to get into your room, you would have to go to the front desk and someone would walk you to your room to let you in.  Since they couldn’t tell me when it’ll be fixed and I would be there for 4 nights, I didn’t want to stay there.  So I ended up staying at a different hotel which did not have an indoor bike.  As a result, I only got in 2 bike rides this week.

On the running front, I didn’t manage to run 5 miles each of the days, but I did run 6 miles one of the days and so my total after 3 running days was 15 miles. I’ll take that!

My swimming is what I felt best about this week.  For my Tuesday swim I could tell it was great.  I was resting less and it had me thinking that I was getting close to being able to swim 400-500m without stopping.  By Thursday, I was able to do a monster swim of 1,000m and more importantly, I swam the first 500m with only a single rest.  For the entire 1,000m, I only rested 4 times swimming about 250m between rests.

For the very first time, I felt good about my swimming progress.  This week I am going to aim to swim 400m without stopping.  I think I can do it.

On the bike, I ended the week today with a 50-mile ride in 2:50.  That is 17 mins faster that it took me to ride 50 miles two weeks ago.


Goals for Next Week:  My main goal for this week is to swim 400m without stopping.  I’ll also be shooting for 1,000m each of the 4 days. I will aim to run 15 miles this week. I expect cycling to be pretty typical with 18 miles on the week days and 40-50 miles on Sunday