It's officially hot here in the east bay. It is nice for morning workouts and open water swimming. It's a pain for afternoon workouts and, you know, sleeping. Ugh. It's ok though, hot weather means beers on the porch and that makes up for everything. :)
I'm feeling good today, but the week has been off and on for me. I was feeling really tired, so I shortened a couple runs and skipped a workout and it helped. I was feeling "heavy" - do you know what I mean? Not like heavy-fat, although that too a little, but just heavy and sluggish. Like I was carrying someone on my back. The heat and the poor sleeping didn't help. I decided I needed a little rest and to take a closer look at my diet. I'm slipping back into the "eat whatever I want" cycle and it's catching up to me. I need more fruits and veggies and less crap. I also need to not eat until I'm super full which I do a lot. I'm going to try writing down my food for a couple weeks and that should help. Not counting calories or anything, just admitting what I'm eating! Yesterday went well, I devoured a ton of watermelon and made a healthy dinner on the grill with a big salad.
Here's my workouts so far this week.
Oh, first, let me summarize last week. Since it was a race week, with one 1 hour 11 minute workout for the whole weekend instead of 1-2 hours running + 2-3 hours biking, my volumes were small compared to normal (well, compared to the previous couple weeks).
TOTAL miles run: 19, miles biked: 29.1, yards swam: 4350
TOTAL training time: 6 hrs 30 minutes
Onto this week
Monday pm: run
3.0 miles/27:43/9:14 average pace
quick solo run before Master's
hot, hot, hot. legs sore. supposed to be 6 miles.
Monday pm: swim
Tuesday am: bike
25.1 miles/1:41: 35/14.8 MPH
Crow Canyon loop with Zach
Wednesday am: run
6.0 miles/54:27/9:05 average pace
Iron Horse with Zach
felt tired/heavy. was supposed to do 8.
Wednesday pm: skipped swim class and rested
Thursday am: bike
25.5 miles/1:41:54/15.0 MPH
Crow Canyon Loop with Zach
felt much better!
Going to master's tonight. Then I think I'll do a short run tomorrow morning to make up some of those miles, and we're planning on going swimming in the lake tomorrow after work. Saturday is a long run (12 miles) and Sunday is long group ride (50+ miles?). I can't believe it's already almost the weekend again. Have a great day everyone! :)