Eureka…Greek for, “I have found it.” Archimedes exclaimed, “Eureka!!” when he discovered the method for determining the purity of gold.
It has been 9 weeks since Ironman Wisconsin and weeks 4-8 I felt like I lost my mojo. While it is good to take a break and recover, falling off the wagon and being drug behind the wagon by a rope is not recommended. That is what I feel like weeks 4-8 were. I didn’t swim once in the 8 weeks post Ironman Wisconsin, I was on my tri bike once post Ironman Wisconsin, my strength training and running were very limited and I was beginning to feel like a potbellied pig…pudgy, dumpy and lardy.
Signing up for Ironman Boulder 2015 gave me new focus and drive. “Eureka!! I have found it!!” I have found my mojo again 😉 I have found the motivation to get out the door and do what I love! Exercise makes me happy, but I do best when I have a race on the schedule and goals that I’m working toward. Without those races and goals, my exercise routine often becomes stagnate.
Week 9 post Ironman Wisconsin finally had workouts in Training Peaks and gave me a routine to get back in to.
One hour strength training session…
An early morning EASY run…
A swim after work…First swim post Ironman Wisconsin and it felt good 🙂
An early morning trainer ride…6×2 min power zone 4
After work, I taught TRX for two sessions back to back totaling 90 minutes…I actually participated for only about 60 minutes though.
A 45 minute run after work at a very easy pace, followed by 45 minutes of TRX. Normally I only teach TRX on Thursdays, but this week I was asked to fill in for an instructor on Wednesday, so I got more strength training than I typically would do.
An early morning swim…6×50 negative splits and 5×200 yards. My Ironman Wisconsin swim cap gave me some much needed motivation.
An early morning run with our local running group (and friends) for a total of 7.3 miles followed by an hour strength training session at the gym.
An early morning trainer ride with friends in our basement…90 minutes including 2×20 min power zone 3.
This was a successful training week with all of my workouts showing up green in Training Peaks 🙂
What “eureka” moments have you had? How was your training week?