The trip to Toronto really put a crimp in my training plans. I was scheduled for a recovery week anyway, but that means shorter, lower intensity workouts, not a lot of days off. I did get in an hour run on Wednesday and a little bit of a strength workout Thursday morning, but had no other workouts from Monday to Friday.
Saturday morning I joined my triathlon team for a Bridle Trails run. I am not a fan of trail running, but Jill loves to run the trails in the 482-acre park. It's a horse and hiking wilderness park, which means "brown stuff is mostly mud, piles of green stuff are definitely not mud". Great.
Here's a GPS track of our four hour run:
The outer loop is about a 45 minute run at our 11 minute or so pace. We warmed up for a half hour, ran for 3 hours, then walked / jogged for the last half hour. I ran in my old, worn-out running shoes that I keep as general "wear to the gym" shoes. The trails were extremely sloppy, and I almost had my shoes yanked off by the mud more than once. Cleaning them was out of the question; I chucked them at the end of the run.
This morning I swam for the first time since last weekend; after warmup I did an easy 32 minute 1500 yard straight swim. And this evening, I did an hour on the Computrainer followed by a 20 minute run on the treadmill. Thus, my totals for the week are at least non-zero.