Workouts of the Week + Breakthroughs

Workouts of the Week + Breakthroughs

My workouts this past week were all about speed! πŸ™‚ It’s 1 week til Desert International Triathlon and I’m getting super excited! We are heading out Friday to Palm Springs and we’ll be cheering on Kris and Jim Riley in the Sprint on Saturday, and then Toph and I will be racing on Sunday. I’m excited! I love getting together and racing because we are surrounded by all of those people who love this sport as much as we do.

My mantra this week was: Keep on pushing the limits!

My body was tired after the 17hr week before, and my mind was tired, too. But, that’s because the training is working! πŸ™‚

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I felt really good! For my swims, I continue to focus on endurance and technique. My big race I’m focusing on is St. George, so there is plenty of time to work on speed for all three disciplines. The biggest focus right now has been pushing myself on the bike because I thought I had, but I hadn’t until now. After Desert Tri, I will start bringing speed workouts into swimming, as well. I have thrown some speed in with running, too, but haven’t quite truly started building that up, the way I have with riding. My dad did some math last year, and he figured out that my biggest weakness is my bike, and if I focused on that, I could really shave some time off of my races. πŸ™‚ Thank goodness I know someone who is practically an expert in going hard on the bike. πŸ˜‰

Every time I ride right now I pretty much am working hard. Which is great! I’m definitely getting fitter, and now I can spend some time absorbing that fitness this week, and then get back after it after I race this weekend.

Still thinking about doing Desert Tri?!!! It’s not sold out! Use my coupon code: DT2016KM for a discount! Here’s how my HR data broke down. Still a lot of time in harder zones. Which is actually great, since my focus is speed this year. I need to be pushing my anaerobic boundaries. I’ve already built up my endurance, but now I need some speed, and then I’ll eventually combine the two, again. πŸ™‚

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Since I put in 12 1/2hrs this past week, it’s now time for a rest day! Yay! Here are some highlight photos from the week:

My first ever flat tire in 7yrs of riding!!! And I changed it all by myself πŸ™‚


Tempo run along the 101


Early morning ride with Toph before we met up with a crew for the Elfin Forest Loop! Great day for a ride! Bummed we didn’t take more photos. :/ Next time! I was just working too hard, I barely had time to drink. haha


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My kind of Saturday night. At home with the BF watching some t.v with a yummy fruit, yogurt, and granola bowl. πŸ™‚ YUM! Plus nerding out in my 2xu compression.


Sunday Mornings = <3



I mean how can it not be amazing when you wake up to someone looking like this?

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Want to follow this hunk? πŸ˜› Check out his Instagram: @topho for some inspo! Or his photography πŸ™‚

And then it was long run Sunday time! A beautiful overcast cool day. The best kind of running weather. <3






Hope you all had an amazing weekend and I hope to see some of you out in the Desert this weekend!



  • Katie Morse

    Thanks so much for the sweet note, Ashley!!! Keep it up! Left you a note on your blog post on your weekly workouts πŸ™‚

  • Ashley

    I love your weekly workout posts so much I linked them in my first post of a new series I’m adding to my blog- tri training!
    Keep them coming, they inspire me to work harder during my own weekly workouts!

  • Katie Morse

    hahaha! Thanks girl! P.S Love the new name! πŸ™‚ Hope you’re having a great week!

  • Looking good pretty lady! And that bed head you are ROCKING…AMAZING! Can’t wait to see how you do…GOOD LUCK!