FITNESS FRIDAY (15.6.3)
It’s THAT day of the week again! WEE!
5/30/15 (Saturday): Began my morning with a yoga on the field event at MAPFRE (The Columbus Crew) Stadium with Yoga on High, which was such a blast! Followed that with a one hour open water swim at Alum Creek again, dragging my dear dad out there with me. I know I said this last week, but that water is foul. I wanted to get out there one more time before my first attempt at a Tri this weekend (which I’m super nervous about)!
5/31/15 (Sunday): Early morning run with my lovely running partner, Jen. We did about 11 miles. It was a very humid 1 hour, 47 minute run, but so refreshing to do a long run and catch up with her! I made her walk a little bit. 🙂 I’m trying to be careful about over training, because I know I tend to do that and I don’t want to get too fatigued. My training plan run was only 1 hour, 3o minute run. This week is another rest week, so the run was my longest workout this week on my plan.
6/1/15 (Monday): 1 hour, 10 minute (24.6 miles) indoor cycling, 45 minutes in a spin class, before work. Nothing super special about it, feeling tired, so took it pretty easy. It’s almost funny to me how these training plans are so scientific. I feel like it reads my mind, and knows my body is fatigued. I attended my normal night-time yoga class, coming home and showering in dark to maintain my relaxed state, and mediating before falling asleep. I always feel so incredible after a good yoga class. I am starting to feel more in touch with my body in Savasanna, instead of realizing at the end of it that my mind has been all over the place. It is one of the most amazing sensations. I can’t even put it into words.
6/2/15 (Tuesday): I’m changing it up this week and doing a few workouts in the evenings to get some more open water practice swims in, which has been weird. I don’t remember the last time I slept in past 6AM more than once during the week! I woke up early enough still to do some journaling by candlelight and some meditation and light stretching. I felt so rejuvenated and well rested going into work. After work, I dragged my dad out to a quarry lake and did a 45 minute open water swim. I am NOT a fan getting into the water initially, but am starting to find my open water swims meditative. My dad freaked out because the water was so cold and decided not to get in, but I had my wetsuit and needed to train, so I forced myself in. Once I warmed up, it was just me, the lowering sun, and the calm lake water. I am having a really hard time spotting, and staying in a straight line during my open water swimming though.
6/3/15 (Wednesday): Early morning run before work. It’s been about a week since I’ve done a run before the sunrise and it was so amazing. I will never cease to be amazed by the birds in the morning. They are so active, yet the world around them so quiet. I took it pretty easy, but still somehow lost track of time and ended up doing a little over 6 miles, instead of the 45 minute recovery run my plan called for. Time flies when you’re having fun! 🙂 I got back with enough time to do an extended stretching session in my yoga room and make it to work early still. In the evening, I swayed from my normal routine of my hot flow vinyasa yoga class, and went with a Sekoia class. (Sekoia is a multi-sensory yoga class, that includes gentle vinyasas, essential oils, and reiki). Not surprisingly, I was ready to crawl into bed promptly after class…at 8PM. I am trying to catch up on sleep this week, and get 8 hours instead of my normal 6-7 per night. I know I operate SO much better with more sleep so I am trying to take full advantage of my rest week without messing up my schedule too much.
6/4/15 (Thursday): I slept in again Thursday (or sleeping in for me…I was up before 6AM still…). I did some morning yoga while the sun rose to music and candlelight. I saved another open water swim for after work, doing just a half hour in the quarry lake again. I’m curious to see how I will handle the mass start on Saturday. I am not a competitive person, so aggression during race starts usually intimidates me. I’ve admittedly been watching videos of triathlon starts (probably not a good idea) and they look scary…shoving and kicking and more shoving! I think that’s what I like about running races. The starts, unless you’re in the first corral, aren’t usually aggressive. In the evening, I got to experience a private plane ride in an acrobatic 2 seater plane, which was nerve-racking and exhilarating at once. Seeing the sun rise or set over the horizon, with minimal visual interruptions, is my absolute favorite. That is the one (and probably only) thing I miss about my regular work travel. My return flights Thursday’s home would frequently be during the sunset.
6/5/15 (Friday): Friday rest day!!!! In preparation for my race tomorrow, I took today off. Relaxing my body and going to bed early tonight! I’m treating myself to a pre-race message this evening. I’m also going to get all my race gear ready and hopefully have some time to practice my transitions. I hope I survive tomorrow! I am honestly going into it with a goal to finish. If I don’t finish for whatever reason, I’m not going to beat myself up about it. There is still time for me to sign up for another practice race before my “A race” in July…but still, I’ll accept any good thoughts sent my way!!
Have the BEST weekend! Get out there and be active in this beautiful weather!! I’m planning on going hiking with a friend and can’t wait!