WORKOUTS – Week of February 20, 2011
Baby Brick: 16 mile bike, 1 mile run. Hard work, great fun and lots of humor.
Sweet Recovery Week begins with a nice recovery day.
Bike: Spin class.
Run: 4.0 miles. I was supposed to monitor my heartrate, but really, I couldn’t bear another day of treadmill running, even though the treadmill is easier on my old lady hip and to keep the HR under control. So I went outside. I kind of gave up the control when my playlist hit some good music …so I just ran at one point, but it felt good. I was faster than I believed I could be, as I noted previously.
Spin class with Ironman G. Killer business as usual. Sick sick sick. Half mile run before class to warm up.
Swim: 500m for time. 10:24
Run: 3.5 miles, HR in Zone 2.
POUNDS DOWN THIS WEEK:
0 (15.4 total). Go figure.
Life in general is doing everything possible to knock me off triathlon training.
Today, my momentum seems to be slowing, which is making me mad and I feel stupidly helpless (even though I am completely in charge of my own workouts, diet and destiny). My patience for everything is slowing down. It seems like the kids have been sick constantly lately, that I am managing to get nothing accomplished at home or at work, and I feel like I am flailing around. I’m not sleeping. Every little noise is driving me up a wall. I just want to sit in a dark closet and eat ice cream. In peace and quiet. Just a rough patch, I guess.
THIS COMING WEEK:
Two days of court coming up this week, one in another county. Looks like I have sick kids to contend with. So I need to regroup, refocus and figure all this garbage out so I can keep moving in a positive direction. Forward. Forward is a good direction.