Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Wenzdy

Turns out this is actually a recovery week for me. At first I didn't really see the point since it's only the 4th week of my training, but now I'm so glad! I've been feeling kinda run down and just generally wiped out this week so I'm glad the workouts are a smidge easier. Here's the latest swim, bike, run update:

Tuesday am: swim 2000 y/44:02- I didn't make it to Master's on Monday night. My main excuse is that Zach had to work late and I wasn't motivated to go on my own. I was also tired as previously mentioned. So instead of swimming I watched back to back to back episodes of the Real World and snacked mindlessly. BUT, I redeemed myself by rising at 5:45 the next morning and driving up to the gym and doing my longest ever SOLO swim workout. Go me! I did a warm up, some drills, a main set including intervals, and some kicking. Just like Master's only a little shorter and not as fun. Not bad though! I did 100 y intervals in about 1:50 which is not very fast but good for me. It will be cool to see how I improve over the next couple months.

Tuesday pm: bike 20.6 miles/1:30:00/13.7 MPH- Zach took me on a new route that happened to include a lot of hills. Including short steep ones after sudden turns that he didn't warn me about, resulting in me being seriously ill-geared and nearly toppling over. Luckily (for him) I remained upright. It was also super windy. Kinda scary actually, a few rogue cross winds nearly blew me over!

Wednesday am: run 4.0 miles/33:26/8:22 average pace- despite the fact that I was deep in REM sleep and could have continued sleeping for several more hours, I got out of bed for my run and actually had a lot of energy. I did the first 2 miles with Zach, then turned back while he did an extra couple miles. My last two miles were 8:06 and 7:55! Didn't even feel that hard.

Well tonight it is back to Master's and then American Idol results show (go David Cook!).

11 comments:

Ewen said...

I bet Zach turned into those steep hills for a bit of 'fun'. Lucky you didn't topple into a cable car!

Sadly we don't get 'Real World' down here, but we do get Australian Idol - go Ricki-Lee :)

Michael said...

You turn in some impressive numbers...and thanks for your encouragement on my swim times! Maybe I won't give it up after all...

Sarah said...

back to back to back episodes of the Real World

Sometimes you just gotta veg and watch some trashy TV. My favorite show that I can watch endlessly is COPS. There's always something (or someone) to make fun of.

Mir said...

Wow, no wonder you're tired, you've been putting in some awesome workouts! A well-deserved recovery week.

Debbie said...

Funny about the RW! You are really keeping it busy...even with a recovery week!!

Judi said...

Your training is going good girlie! It's so fun!

I just did my 1st 6am swim and it sucked.

KK said...

Girl, take this recovery and milk it for everything it's worth! You have been logging such quality workouts so now's the time to enjoy some down time. Also, have I mentioned what a stud you've turned into in the pool?! And don't worry about the "aha" moment, I've been swimming practically my whole life and I've never had it...I don't even really know what it means. Have a GREAT 3 day weekend, I hope you guys have some fun planned :).
Cheers!

*aron* said...

woooooooooooooooo david cook!!! so excited :)

Tomas said...

Ahhh... got to love the recovery weeks... although most weeks are recovery weeks for me now :)

Nitmos said...

I guess we are officially living in the Year of the Cook now. Hope he doesn't go the way of Taylor "who?" Hicks.

Petraruns said...

Ahhhh recovery week (think Homer's voice) .. snackage and tv.. Reminding you why you have to go out and do this in the first place. Still pretty impressive activity though! I'm watching in awe..