Hello everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend and were able to enjoy plenty of sunshine. According to my Twitter feed, there was plenty of good weather to go around all over the country, which is a pretty nice change for many of you I bet!
After racing the Golden Bears Duathlon (I promise you the recap is coming but if you’re really impatient you can see a write up on the CT3 Racing website here) pretty hard, last week was all about recovery. The goal was to come out of last week with my legs ready for big workouts – seriously, my training plan for this week is more than a little scary…especially the track workout – so I’m glad I took it as easy as I did.
Monday - Rest day plus bike commuted for 5.7 miles.
Tuesday - After 4.9 miles of bike commuting (I attempted to meet Matt at the Bart station for free ice cream day at Ben & Jerry’s but the line was outrageous), I spent 45 min on the bike trainer doing an easy ride. Even Harry Potter couldn’t distract me from the pain that is indoor riding.
Wednesday - Rest day.
Thursday - Bike commuted for 5.9 miles. Was also supposed to do an easy shake out run but I was not feeling it. I figured I’d do an easy run during lunch on Friday instead.
Friday - Rest day. I ended up being too busy during lunch to go out for a run so that was a bust.
Saturday - The ZOOMA Napa Valley kickoff event at Athleta included an easy 3 mile run around the Presidio. I have no idea what my time was, but it was a very conversational pace. I also spent the afternoon biking around Berkeley with Matt, covering what we estimated to be about 7-8 miles.
Sunday - The toughest workout of the week: a bike ride at a length of our choosing. Keeping it easy, we biked along the Marina on a beautiful morning covering 17.39 miles in 1:19:20. It was an incredibly beautiful morning that left my back very sun burned. One of these days I’ll remember I live in California and NEED to wear sunscreen all of the time!!! Until then, you can see some crazy weird tan lines on my back. Along with aloe containing lidocaine (SOOOOOO thankful for whoever invented that!).
I don’t want to give away any of the excitement for next week’s post, but let me conclude with this: it’s only Monday evening and my legs are DEAD. I guess that’s what it takes when the next race on your calendar is an A race with a pretty big goal attached to it! Is anyone else running Windsor Green Half Marathon? And do you want to pace me to a sub-1:54 finish??
Your Turn: Now that spring is here, what big racing goals do you have for yourself? Spring also means baseball season, so who else now has a commute that is hampered by home games?