When my daughter got a life-changing diagnosis at age 3, I had a sudden realization about how short life really is. I decided that I want my children to see me accomplish my goals - not just talk about them. I want them to know they can achieve whatever they want to in life - even when it is really hard! SO I began training for my first tri... now, the biggest compliment I can get is when my kids say "Mommy, I think you race really good."
Friday was quality time at the pool… our sitter was at her last day of camp and I had technically done all the workouts I needed to for the week… but because of some doubling up, I was left with a 2nd rest day and I didn’t really want that. I made a gross error in judgement and asked coach what I could do. That led to a 4000 swim! Hello people, THAT’S 4000!! I managed to get it all in over the course of 2 adult lap swim times at the pool (not optimal, but it worked out - the dread of finishing was great mental prep:)). AND, the water temp was 90 degrees! WTF?! The temp was posted and I thought it was a joke until I got in. Someone left the heater on a bit high, no?
Sat was supposed to be a ride, but a run was fitting better into the schedule… 60 min… 6 miles… on the Mtn to Sea trail. Did the pickups that were on the schedule as well… it was a tough-ish run… Enjoyed being on the trail so much.
Sunday was a ride with my group… 50 miles… 2:45! That felt blazing fast after WEEKS on my trainer… I’ve lost a little fitness, but nothing I can’t get back pretty quick. And I REALLY can’t believe how 50 miles felt long after feeling like nothing during IM training. I have made a goal of not missing any more group rides this summer. They really make me so much faster and stronger… not sure what I did before I was part of my little group.
Today, I rest… and every part of my sore body is glad. We will hit the pool and play.
Tomorrow it’s up at o’dark thirty to do master swim again. And make no mistake, I will be running my intervals AS SOON as I can get changed into running clothes post-swim. No more waiting until late in the day and feeling like death!
I have a tough week on the schedule… BRING IT!!
I CAN SEE… I CAN SEE!!
Cornea Ulcer healed and contacts acquired!! Thank heavens!
Now, I’m going after Elk Mtn… back in a few…
My day did not go as planned at all. After Master Swim, I had a meeting that went WAY long, so I had to postpone my run a bit… then a few other things popped up and I didn’t get to run until 6:00 tonight. Almost exactly 12 hours from stepping into the pool this morning.
It was hot… and I was tired… and at one point I busted out laughing because I realized I had (for who knows how long) been quietly whispering “shit, damn, shit, damn, shit damn” with each step and in rhythm to my pace… faster on the speed intervals, slower on the recovery! Hahaha! I guess I needed a distraction.
A great workout day… I’m TIRED!
Master Swim done… and I really like this group…
Showered… Seems like such a waste! I have intervals to run later… but now, I’m off to a meeting.