Roundup: Week 2

January 20, 2014 § Leave a comment

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If Week 1 was the week that I felt like I was FINALLY getting back into the groove, Week 2 is the week that I promptly fell out of the groove.  It was brutal.  All week I felt as if the last 5 months of not sleeping through the night hit me in the face with the force of a thousand baby belugas in the deep blue sea (guess what Pandora station has been playing at home).

My energy levels these past 10 days have been off the charts low.  Throw in some travel for work (I had to leave at 6am on Thursday to drive to Indiana for a full day of seminars and meetings…on the way back I actually started to drift off the road even though my eyes were wide open)…and yeah.  Game over.

So while this week was one of the harder weeks I’ve had in a long time, it wasn’t a total loss.  Here it is, the week in review:

Monday: off

Tuesday: 3 mile run before work. no prob.

Wednesday: some sort of cross training on schedule.  Actually did: nothing.

Thursday: 4 mile run on schedule.  Actually did: nothing.

Friday: ALMOST stuck with my streak and did nothing, but instead rallied and got in a….2000 swim.  600 free warm up, 300 drill/kick/swim by 25 IM order, 8 x 100 free @ 1:20.  300 easy.  Quick and done.

Saturday: 4 miles in a blistering 15 degrees with a light breeze.  May have been the coldest run I’ve ever done.  It was, though, pretty wonderful to be off the treadmill…even if the Radio Lab app crashed THREE TIMES in less than 40 minutes and my face was covered with frozen boogers when I got home.

Sunday: 4300 swim (the whole workout was 5200, I jumped in late)
Main set:

  • Broken 1000 (200, 175, 150…25, followed by a 100 strong, 10 seconds rest in between each set)
  • 500 build every 25
  • 4 x 100 IM @ 1:50, descend to fast
  • 300 moderate recovery @ 4:45
  • 2 x 100 IM @ 1:50, faster than IM #4 above
  • 300 moderate recovery @ 4:45
  • 2 x 100 IM @ 2:00 REALLY FAST (faster than 2 above)
  • 300 moderate recovery @ 4:45
  • 4 x 100 non-free (I did IM) @ 1:50, descend 1-4 (descend was a stretch…at this point I was just happy I could still lift my arms out of the water to do survival fly)
  • 500 swim or pull, build every 4th 25

Enjoy your MLK day, here’s to hoping for a better Week 3.

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