After the sad, sick week that was week four, I was begging Coach Paul to let me do something…anything! My mind was playing brutal mental games for staying in bed the majority of the week. By the time Monday rolled around, I finally got the go ahead to start easing back into the game. As excited as I was, I was naively unaware of what this meant.
This week was the week of snot.
It wasn’t pretty. I may have felt better, but the mucus monster was (and still is) in full force. Just workout, any type of workout, and it will come.
Anywho…here’s a look back at week five:
Monday, 1/2: Run (easy)
I don’t know how it happened, but it did: snot EVERYWHERE. On my shirt, on my arms, on my HAT…it was a sick and disgusting disaster. But I suppose I had to start somewhere, and that was with a nice and easy 35 minute run.
Tuesday, 1/3: Run (easy)
Coach Paul didn’t want me to push anything so he gave me the go-ahead for another easy, 40 minute run. While this may seem standard, it was probably one of the best runs ever because I suckered in a special someone to go with me:
Run, Chicken Face, Run.
Wednesday, 1/4: Swim
Back in the pool and it’s the first time I’ve ever done 500s. But would you look at that – they weren’t that bad at all. Quick and easy swim.
2 x 50 FORM (15″RI)
4 x (25 SBBP, 25 EASY) 15″RI
2 x (25 BBR, 25 EASY) 15″RI
BBR = Balance Body Roll Drill
2 x 500 FORM (30″ RI)
2 x50 Non-Freestyle
Thursday, 1/5: Cycle
My $25 garage sale trainer bit the bullet and I was left no choice: I had to get a new one (I know, I know…boo hoo). This was my first hour ride on the new trainer and I have since been told that if I don’t want to be perceived as a newbie, I need to get a mat under the trainer and remove the reflectors. (I have since removed the reflectors and ordered a mat). Oh, and notice my ghetto, indoor cycling set-up: clipping the workout to the bike and Netflix on the desk.
Friday, 1/6: Run
Slowly but surely getting back into the groove of things with a 50 minute run. I thought I’d kill two birds with one stone and run to the grocery store, get oatmeal and run back. Who thought running home with a two-pound tub of oatmeal would be such a pain in the ass? I know…first world problems.
Saturday, 1/7: Get to know my bike
I didn’t do a specific workout today, but instead just took some time to cycle around the neighborhood and get used to riding with traffic (which I am still deathly afraid of). Don’t judge me because I don’t have running/cycling glasses and I scraped myself up. It’s what the cool kids are doing.
Sunday, 1/8: Cycle / Run
I opted for the 90-minute indoor ride option because I am obsessed with the 90-minute spin class at my gym and its endorphin-pumping madness. Music so loud it rivaled any obnoxious club, but the ride is so motivating, sweat-laden and challenging that the crazy in you eats it up. Ahhhh…pure bliss.
Post-cycle, I hopped on the treadmill for a 10 min run to start getting the legs used to the transition.
Whew – it was a smaller week, but I’m glad I slowly transitioned back into the swing of things.
Oh, and don’t forget, snot is not your friend.
How was your training week? Have you every battled the nemesis also know as snot?