Good morning! I'm a little late sharing my weekly workout recap but it was overall a decent week. I hit a bit milestone (pun intended..will make sense below) on my swim but otherwise had kind of an easier week. Here's how it went- just over a month to go!
I went out for a lunchtime bike ride and couldn't decide what to do, but then I saw Katie Zaferes (bronze and silver medalist at the Tokyo Olympics in the triathlon) did a bike ride on the White Oak greenway I decided to do the same! Hey- can't hurt to train like an Olympian :) I knew she lived in the area but I'm just waiting for the day when I see her out on a run or bike ride!
I was originally planning on going for a swim, but Dan and I didn't feel like it so I went for an easy run instead. It felt really great and I'm loving the cooler morning temperatures lately.
Made it out for a nice post-work hike at one of my favorite parks! I love going to Hemlock Bluffs because it feels like you're surrounded by nature completely even though it's so easy to get to. You can definitely hear a lot of traffic noise so it's not too isolating, but the views are spectacular.
I did my mile swim this morning and it went so well! I went in just telling myself I would get the distance done no matter how many breaks I had to take or how long it took me, but I ended up feeling really good and did better than expected. To break up the distance, I followed a workout from Colleen Quigley's blog -
400 build- start out easy, let your body warm up into it
8x100 holding the same stroke count and time for all 8 reps. Take as much time as you need to keep the pace and stroke count the same.
8x50 holding faster score than 100s (score = time plus Stroke count)
200 ascend- let your body cooldown