Saturday, May 17, 2008

Catching up

On Wednesday, I tried intervals on the treadmill again. It was a tough workout, as always, and probably a big mistake. My right leg was screaming at me afterwards. Drat.

Thursday was supposed to be a swim/upper body strength day before work. However, I really hadn't slept well that night and didn't feel like getting up at 5:15. So I slept in instead. I didn't want to totally blow off my workout, so I took my swim stuff with me hoping to try swimming at lunch time. It's okay as a plan B. I got in a 1200 yd swim. I returned to work with wet hair and still smelling like chlorine (no time for a shower or drying my hair). Luckily, I didn't have to work *with* anyone in the afternoon so it was all good.

Friday was my cycle day with Cindy. We met up at the trailhead at lunch time. The weather was beautiful. We shared lots of laughter along the way. Time sure flies when you're having fun. When it was all said and done, I had a little over 43 miles on my bike computer. Other than hitting the 'wall' at about mile 35, it was a perfect cycle day for me. But those last 8 miles were a real struggle. I've got three short weeks to figure out how to get from 43 to 65. I think that taking more frequent rest/stretch breaks will probably go a long way toward getting me there.

My schedule says that today is a long run day, but I think I'm going to skip it or possibly try a short run. I really need to let my right leg heal up.

Tomorrow I plan on showing up at the gym right when they open so that I can swim before church. We've got plans all afternoon, so if I don't get the swim in, it will probably be nada for me. Oh, and I'll also be tracking Wes while he's doing his first 70.3 in Orlando as well as checking Javamom's blog for an update on how her first Oly went.

Whatever you're doing this weekend, enjoy it!!

14 comments:

  1. Several days last week I had my alarm set at 5:15 to get to boot camp before work, but I never made it! Now 5:15 seems so much earlier to me since I can't nap later in the day.

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  2. Oh it's so hard to play catch-up, and so tiring :(

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  3. 43 miles-you rock.. Friday was a good weather day-great day to ride!

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  4. Great job on the long ride. You may need to try out different nutrition strategies to see what works. Take it easy on the leg so you dont reinjure it

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  5. I have been needing the extra sleep as well lately. It sounds like you're doing well overall with the workouts though. Now, get that leg healed up.

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  6. It sounds like you are doing quite a bit of training without it seeming to be training. I'm glad you have a biking partner now. I'm sure that makes it a lot easier to want to get out there too, Be careful with that leg!

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  7. THose are a handful of good workouts! keep 'er up! :)

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  8. Sounds like a great ride with Cindy! I bet if you just slow way down at the end you will be able to hit 65 miles!

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  9. PS thanks for checking on me and being such and encouragement! Will let you know about that race! I loved the distance so now I have to think about schedules! :>D

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  10. Lisa...that was a fun ride, and time flew by!

    I've noticed (like Kevin recommended) that experiementing with different nutrition strategies has helped me a lot. But, I am the queen of eating on the bike..LOL. It's more like a picnic to me :b

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  11. Thanks for checking in on me! I was just tickled pink at all the comments I got after the race. Nice ride, sistah! Keep rock-in and rollin!!

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  12. That's a lot of doing nothing, you were busy believe it or not!! LOL,

    Look after yourself...look after your leg....summer is around the corner.

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  13. That's a full load of training! It's good you're able to go out with friends and enjoy yourself during training. I hope you got your hoped-for work in yesterday.

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