After careful consideration, I have decided to reorganize my workouts along the lines of the training plans from Endurance Nation. My basic week will look like this:
Monday: swim, technique
Tuesday: brick (bike, run)
Wednesday: run (tempo, speed, hills), swim
Thursday: long run
Friday: long swim
Saturday: long bike
Sunday: medium bike, run (short, brick)
This just fits my life style better. Being home on Saturday and Sundays before noon is appealing, and I still want to referee during Ironman training this year. I will use the guidance from my many triathlon training plan books to build individual weeks and workouts.
With this thought in mind, I was out the door at 5 AM for my long run. The plan was 25 minutes in Zone 1, 15 minutes in Zone 2, 10 minutes in Zone 3, then back down the ladder. My legs were feeling my Wednesday night tempo run, but I managed to hit all my zones in my hilly neighborhood. I even had to walk at times to keep my HR in the proper place. While tiring, it was great to have all my workouts done by 6:30 AM!
Today, I got to sleep in until 6:30! Dee Dee is off this morning and no summer school for Matthew. I was able to take my time getting to the gym and getting my long swim on, 2700 yards in fifty three minutes. Despite the bonus time, I still forgot my boxers :-O So much for being prepared!
This weekend, I have two bikes and two runs planned, one of the runs just being "extra". It's time for my annual referee recertification. That's always fun. In the past, I've used this test to calculate my magic mile. My best mile time on this particular track is like 7:21. I'll decided in the morning if I am "feeling it" or not and go for it, or just run to survive.
Have a great weekend, y'all!