Ack! No. Not that kind of late.
Just late to my week six recap.
So let’s not delay (or excite my mom too much) and just get to the recap already shall we?
Monday, 2/18: Yoga & Swim
Swimming and I, we’re not getting along right now. Before every swim, it’s a mental battle as I make up excuses as to when I can “reschedule” my swim. These back and forth thoughts go through my head for at least a half an hour, if not the entire day. Then the result is always the same: grow the hell up, go to the pool, swim, be glad you did in the end. It’s a genius revelation, I know. But swimming just requires a shower and make me have to pee…it’s really too much to deal with (let alone TMI). Deep thoughts right here, folks.
The good news: I dig yoga and am always open for a little one-on-one yoga time.
Tuesday, 2/19: Tempo Run & Strength
Right now in training, nothing makes me happier than tempo runs. It’s the time when I get to go after what I’ve been missing: speed! My ankle still freaks out a bit and I’m not where I was, but I can also feel my heart pumping hard and my lungs filling with air as I work to get back to where I was. Ahhh, I want to go right now! I also got a little upper and core work in, thank you very much Nike Training Club.
Wednesday, 2/20: Indoor Ride & Swim
What was special about this ride? SMASH! SMASH is back and I got to pick up on my strange obsession with that show and my Katharine McPhee girl crush (along with Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Stone, just for the record). Ridiculous drama, cycling and a p.m. swim that I didn’t talk myself out of. A successful Wednesday in my books.
Thursday, 2/21: Indoor Ride
More riding, more sweating…
But in other news, I have to share: Chicken Face and I did it. We bit the bullet and just pulled the plug on cable TV! Ah, it was ridiculous but we had so much anxiety about this: what about all of our shows?! The DVR?! Well, I should say that we still get the basic channels (2-15), but with Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu, we should be more than covered. Plus, this is easier on our wallets and better for us. Cooking in the kitchen now looks like this:
Friday, 2/22: Long/Hill Run
I had 8.5 miles on schedule and with it getting lighter out earlier, I decided to meet the Forward Motion Group for their weekly hill run. I met my friend Simon for some pre-workout mileage and would then join the group for a series of six hill climbs. Lesson of the day: holy shit am I out of hill shape. The group pummeled my ass, but I blame Simon for his deceptive pacing promises.
I failed to take any photos but I’ll tell you this: it was hard, but it was my first hill workout back and you know what, I’ll take it! I won’t be making Friday hill runs a regular things as Coach Paul wants me to save my legs for Saturday’s long workouts, but I’m excited to get to know hills again throughout the week.
Saturday, 2/23: Indoor Long Ride & Transition Run
Yay for horrible quality iPhone photos!
Friday evening, Chicken Face, his sister and I all headed to Reno for my father-in-law’s 60th birthday.Weekend road trips and a small car mean I can’t bring my bike. Thus, I hopped on the spin bike at my parent’s place again for a two hour trainer ride. The consensus: I get antsy spinning in place for two hours, but soon, the voices in your head keep you plenty of company.
Sunday, 2/24: Yoga
Drove home and stretched it all out. Lola had the right idea.
I closed out week 6 with:
8 hours and 45 minutes of training:
4,600 yards swimming
58 miles cycling
19 miles running
45 minutes yoga
30 minutes strength
So, let’s hear it, who’s your girl crush?