It's been freaking scalding hot outside all week (seriously, as hot as 112 degrees), so I've been having some indoor fun on the trainer. Monday I just watched some cartoons while riding but today I gave ol' Chris Carmichael's CTS Train Right video a shot. As it happens, I worked out "just like Lance!" That's right, Chris had Lance do that same program leading up to the Tour. You know, Chris Carmichael was the coach of the legendary Lance Armstrong. Did I mention Lance Armstrong? Basically, since I was watching Chris Carmichael (that's Lance's former coach, in case you didn't know) pace around a stuffy old barn (seriously, where did they film this thing?) with some fit looking guys on stationary bicycles, I am essentially doing Lance's training and basically I am as good as him. :)
All kidding aside, it was a kick ass workout. But Chris Carmichael is kind of a dork and the barn was weird. The video was an hour and I sweated lots. I will be doing it again! And I will make fun of it for the duration.
I've had a great week. I did get outside for one bike ride, and I've had decent runs. I have been swimming a lot and continue to improve my tan, I mean stroke. I'll stop talking about it and just list the damn workouts already:
Monday am: bike
1:00:00 on the trainer
est 15 miles
Monday noon: swim
Tuesday am: bike
25.0 miles/1:38:44/15.2 MPH
Road loop solo
followed by T-run:
Tuesday am: run
3.0 miles/28:30/9:30 average pace
Wednesday am: run
8.0 miles/1:15:30/9:26 average pace
Iron Horse Trail, it was already hot, I felt slow but good
Wednesday noon: swim
Open Water Swim at Shadow Cliffs with my mother-in-law. Fun!
Thursday am: bike
1:00:00 on the trainer
est. 15 miles
I am Lance Armstrong
Thursday noon: swim
Even though I haven't been able to enjoy the outdoors as much due to the extreme heat and poor air quality, I've continued to enjoy the Summer of Jen.
Here's a short list of things I've done that this week are very Summer Break-y:
-Swam in a lake while looking for neato fishes
-Investigated a bird's nest outside my apartment and found a baby bird egg on the ground
-Took lots of naps
-Ate Fruity Pebbles for breakfast nearly every day
-Drank a lot of beer
-Wore cute comfy summer dresses and no make up
-Finished a book
-Showered approximately once (hey, swimming gets you pretty much clean!)
That's all for now, I have to go eat some watermelon and read a magazine on the porch.
Oh ya, I have this stupid Half Marathon on Sunday and in case it's not clear, I'm not excited. The fact is, I be slow. I have been running less than 20 miles a week and it's not been quality mileage. I'm just doing it as a "training run" which is my blanket excuse for not doing well. But I promise to do my best, accept the medal (t-shirt, whatever) and wear it proudly. And I'll write a little race report. Have a great weekend everyone!