I feel like I've done so much yesterday and today that I want to post about it before there is more! First, let me say that I actually have been fighting a sore throat since like Sunday. It is already getting better thankfully. I have been drinking lots of water and getting my usual tons o' sleep and taking my vitamins. Most of my training has been at an aerobic pace so hopefully I haven't pushed too hard. I think it's fine.
So here we go:
8.5 miles/1:15:55/8:56 average pace
I wanted to check out the entire Fanno Creek Trail in Beaverton, but I think there is still more! At 4 miles, which I decided was enough since I still had to run back, there was a sign indicating the trail continues after a stretch through a neighborhood. I guess I'll have to go out there for a longer run sometime. Oh, and on the way back I got kind of lost, hence the extra 0.5 miles.
Right after the run I drove to the Aquatic Center to swim. At first I was really tired and thought of cutting it short but after a couple laps I got into a groove. I think it's like running where the first couple miles feel hard and you feel like you're not getting anywhere, but once you see the distance climb you get encouraged and want to keep going. Here's the workout I did (still just swimming solo, not masters class):
500 swim warm up
500 kick (alternate 50 kick/50 swim)
350 speed: 50 y in :44, 100 y in 1:40, 50 y in :45, plus recovery laps thrown in.
150 cool down
When I got home I did my pushups, I'm on my second time through Week 2. It seemed easy since I've done it before. The sets were: 9, 11, 8, 8, max (I did 17).
(before I move on to Tuesday I feel like mentioning that I did some other stuff that isn't actual training: rode my bike 6 miles with Zach on his run; walked the mile or so down to Emily's and back last night for an awesome The Bachelor watching party with her and Sarah. Oh and I also went and sat in the steam room at the local 24 hour fitness- I got a week pass just so I could do that.. it really has helped my throat.)
Back out to the Aquatic Center today. I was kind of short on time. I did:
200 swim warm up
1 hour Spin class at 24 hour Fitness
Whoooooo hooooo! So since I have this week pass at the gym I decided to go to my first EVER spin class. And holy shite, it was awesome!! Emily has been going to this so I made her go with me. That was nice cause she gave me tips and answered all my questions (such as "Are you f-ing kidding me??"). It was seriously intense! I really loved it though. I felt very strong and was proud of myself for not keeling over.
After my heart rate dropped and I cooled down I hit up the steam room again and drank about a gallon of water.
Well that's it! I am loving the variety of tri training and the fact that it takes a big chunk of my normally boring, lonely day. I am looking forward to actually doing some racing!