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IMTX 2014 Training, Week 2

by Christa on January 13, 2014

in IMTX,Running,Triathlon

Week 2 went pretty well…

Monday: 3.5 mile walk. Nothing too exciting about this.

Tuesday: 4 mile fartlek run with The Rach in the running stroller – it was our first time trying it out (my lovely baby shower hostesses in Houston surprised me with it – it will definitely be put to good use!). She is not sitting in the regular part of the stroller – I bought the BOB adapter so she can sit in her car seat, otherwise I can’t use it til she is 6 months old and has good head control!

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Wednesday: 5 mile easy run. It was misting out but I put a blanket over the car seat. Rachel fussed a couple of times but would then settle back down as soon as I contemplated turning around. We always stay within a 1.5 mile radius of the house, so getting back won’t take too long!

Zonked after 5 miles – whew!

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Thursday: 3 mile walk.

Friday: 3 miles hard. I made myself run the miles but would take a short walking break in between. I averaged 9:40, 9:15, and 9:30. Not bad for the second week back at it.

Saturday: 7 miles easy. It is so hard to determine what is “easy.” I was toast by the end of this run. I ran 2.5 miles around the loop until Marisa caught up with me and we finished out 4.5 miles – she kept going so she could make hers 5 miles, and I ended up at 7.25.

Sunday: 45 mile bike ride at the Frost Bike 50. I am trying so hard not to push myself. The chip and seal roads were a little tough on me, I felt a few twinges. I am so in tune with my body that I wonder if I am a little paranoid. I figure if something were wrong, I would KNOW it – right? My mind is saying GO but my body is not quite there yet. I would feel myself start to push, then hold back, push, hold back. I kept repeating “go easy, go easy” in my head. The headwinds on the way back SUCKED.

But had fun!

Aimee, me, and Marisa after the ride…

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 Jess was there too!

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Taking at least one off day, maybe two to recover from my long workouts.

Disclaimer: I am not a fitness or health expert. This training plan was designed for me only and is not meant to be followed by others!

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