FITNESS FRIDAY (15.6.26)
Completely strayed off my training plan this week to focus on my weak points these next couple of weeks before my final “rest” week prior to the race.
6/14/15 (Saturday): Rest day! I took 2 rest days off in a week in preparation for my 2nd triathlon Sunday. I went to a yoga class in the morning and spent the rest of the day relaxing, with a few people I love. It was a fabulous day, but at the end of the day I was reflecting on how fatigued I was feeling. My body thrives on movement. It sounds counter-intuitive, but the more regularly I exercise, the more energy I have. Having only walked about 1 mile total that entire Saturday, I was SO much more tired than I am after any sort of physical exercise.
6/15/15 (Sunday): Triathlon number 2! I last-minute decided to register for another Tri. To be honest, I didn’t really want to do it, but I was experiencing a lot of anxiety and fear last week about not finishing my half Ironman race (which I still have a lot of fear around), so I signed up for another race to practice. This one was an Olympic distance, meaning it was longer than the sprint one I did a few weeks ago. The Olympic tri distance is .9 mile swim, 24 mile bike, 10k (6.2 mile) run. The swim was tough for me, but I already knew that was my weak point. I just wanted to get it over…But I felt really great after the race and spent the rest of my father’s day with my dear old dad, including an easy hot yoga class!
6/16/15 (Monday): Rest Day! Having a rest day on Monday threw my week off a little, but I adjusted. J I woke up early and my body was feeling a little tired/sore after Sunday’s race, so I took a short walk before work and did some light yoga. After work, I did a 75 minute advanced hot yoga class.
6/17/15 (Tuesday): Started my morning with a 45 minute interval run- slowly jogged to a local school and ran the bleachers and did sprints around the track. After work, I tried to get in a longer swim but I realized when I got to the lake I had left my goggles at home. I cut my swim short so I could go home and get in bed early still. I am going to try to increase my pace these last few weeks before the race. I realized as I was swimming Tuesday that even when I pushed myself to go faster, I wasn’t any more out of breath…I think I’ve just been pretty lazy when I’m swimming because it’s not my most enjoyable sport.
6/18/15 (Wednesday): Work up before the birds and did an 11+ mile run as they started singing and the sun was rising. I was feel really strong and happy during my run. I couldn’t stop smiling and fantasizing about the moment of crossing the finish line at my race (the BEST part of any big race). I have no doubt I will cry and/or collapse in happiness. I cannot wait! Wednesday night I attended my regular level 2/3 hot yoga class, but took it pretty easy.
6/19/15 (Thursday): I had planned on going to the gym early Thursday, but decided I’d sleep in and catch up on some much-needed laundry before work. Thursday evening I went to the local quarry lake for a practice swim. I’m really trying to focus on sighting (AKA making sure you’re going in a straight line) because I was all over the place during my race last Sunday, which can add a lot of unnecessary distance and time to a swim…both of which I could do without!
6/20/15 (Friday): Woke up early this morning to do a brick workout at one of my gym branches across town. The switch from bike to run is pretty tough for me still too, so I did 2 bike to run transitions to try to get my body even more accustomed to the “brick” feeling. I met up with some guys for a swim after work at the lake again for additional practice. They are MUCH better swimmers than me, both swimmers in the adult masters swim league, so it’s helpful because they push me.
Have a FABULOUS Friday and weekend!