Seems that my body did not get the full benefit to what some call a recovery week in training.
Sunday: 6 miles (8:40 pace)
Monday: full body weight workout / 5 miles (8:48 pace) (finished this run at 9:30pm! High School Open House last longer than I thought)
Tuesday: 4 mile run (8:45 pace) / Finning Class (see details below)
Wednesday: full body workout / 8 miles (8:45 pace) (rained for almost the entire run…loved it!)
Thursday: Bike (90 minutes) maybe a swim following
Friday: REST DAY
So my true relief will be my long run this Saturday of 12 to 14 miles. I better enjoy it because my next several long runs will be 22, 24, 26, and then 31 before my next recovery long run of 18. Will be a tiring build over the next 4 weeks BUT that just brings me closer to MMTR!!
The Finning class on Tuesday was my 14 year olds idea. No way I would pass up a chance to work out with him. A family that is active is an awesome thing! Anyway, we arrived to the pool and the instructor placed us together in the same lane as a team. We would spend the next hour doing continuous drills of all sort of various things. Everything was fine…until… she announced that we would end the class with Resistance Belt Drills. I had no idea what this meant and after the demonstration I still thought..no problem..sure I can hold that for 90 seconds. Greg goes first and I cheer him on. He did great. We switch out the belt and then I begin. HOLY COW THIS IS HARDER THAN IT LOOKED. Once I finished the instructor increased the time and we did 2 more drills each at 2 minutes each. I was dead! Everyone cheered Greg on. Not for doing a great job with the class but for being one of the only teenagers to ever jump in and participate. Guess where we will be next Tuesday?... yep… Finning Class.