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Ok, I guess I'll talk about training. It was a great week overall and I'm feeling good.
I feel like my body is getting stronger and I am having a lot of fun. I think being leaner is a big benefit. I'm actually eating way more than I was the last few weeks - especially on the long weekend rides, and I can tell my body works better with a full tank. I've actually lost another pound or two so I'm going to increase my food even more. I'm going to add healthy snacks instead of going back to eating junk. Garbage in, garbage out, right?
The weather was pretty blah this week. It started off ok but this weekend was a soaker and our ride was affected to say the least. We got it all done though!
Anyway, I have a whole lotta training to report so let me get to it.
weights with Zach at the gym
5.5 miles/52:16/9:30 average pace
I ran the first 3.3 with Deana at just over a 10:00 pace then got in a couple of more miles on my own.
It was ALL DRILLS. Not only kicking drills, but one-legged kicking drills. At one point he was having me only focus on one direction of the kick. So that's a one-direction, one-legged kicking drill. Needless to say, my laps were taking about 6 minutes each. Ha! He had good advice for me though so I didn't mind.
Spin class 1:00
With Alisa. The teacher was awful and her choice of music was atrocious. A good workout though.
2.0 miles/15:13/7:37 average pace
I ran my brick run outside after spin class and I really enjoyed it. I hate the treadmill and felt much faster outside.
1200 yards approx/24:34
Open Water Swim with the Gecko Tri Club at Klineline Pond in Vancouver. Two laps around the pond. Fun!
29.0 miles/1:54:35/15.1 MPH
River Road loop with Zach after work.
7.0 miles/55:53/7:59 average pace
RAINY RAINY solo waterfront run. Squishy feet and all that. Kind of fun.
Weights with Zach at the gym again.
42.0 miles/3:07:18/13.3 MPH
4 laps around Hagg Lake, which is the site of our Oly tri in 3 weeks. Includes a few pretty serious hills, one of which I dubbed the "Mother Shitter." Zach knew exactly which one I meant and appreciated this immensely. I was slow but steady on the climbs and bombed down the downhills. There was hardly any traffic since the weather was crap. I rode the last lap several minutes faster than the first 3 which was awesome. Zach and I rode separately so he did more like 50 miles in the same exact time as me (3:07:xx). We got absolutely soaked once again. The conditions varied between drizzle and downpour. And it was cold too, only 59 degrees when we finished. Pretty crazy and sickly fun.
11.0 miles/1:17:35/8:52 average pace
Zach once again ran seperately at his own pace and he covered 12 miles in the EXACT same time as me- to the second! What?!?! Check it out:
We thought that was pretty cool, especially after yesterday's similar times. I zoned out to some podcasts and ran an easy pace until the last mile. My legs were a little tired but nothing serious.
So, in summary, a soggy and fun week of training. Here are the totals:
Swim: 1:30 (2700 yards)
Bike: 6:00 (71 miles road and 1 spin class)
Run: 3:30 (25.5 miles)
(plus 2 strength training sessions of about 45 minutes each)
A little ahead of what the schedule called for but I feel good.
This coming week will be a little different... I'm switching a few things around because MARITZA IS COMING TO VISIT!!!!!!!!!! I'm pretty excited, as you can tell. I'm going to get most of my swimming and biking out of the way before she arrives Wednesday night, and then she and I will run run run together which is my favorite thing in the world!! :) Zach is going out of town for a weekend of golf with his buddies from MT so she and I are on our own. Watch out! It's gonna be Chick-a-Palooza. Or Drunken Sap Fest 2009. Or The Bestie Festie. Take your pick. I can't freaking wait. :)