What a great week of workouts!!
I started the day with full body strength training and ended the day with a 2.5 hour ride. I typically don’t ride this long on a Monday evening, but we missed our long ride yesterday due to the 4 hour swim clinic (which was a 90 minute drive away in each direction…making for a very long day). While on the trainer, I watched the Bourne movies…the action-packed films made the time go by a bit quicker.
I started the day with a 50 minute fartlek run on the treadmill. I didn’t run outside due to the early morning darkness and the cold temperatures…
After work, I went to the pool for 2800 yards of #swimlove, only it wasn’t the kind of love I was hoping for…I struggled with this swim. After Sunday’s swim clinic, I had LOTS to work on, so there was no time like the present to get to work. Changing form never feels well…it was true of this swim as well.
I started the morning with some #bikelove in the pain cave…Can you say brrr?!?!?! The windchill temperature was -25F…good thing I can just roll down the stairs and onto my bike without having to leave the house.
I ended the day with my #FaveWorkout of the week that involved some serious #swimlove. If you haven’t read about this swim workout, I overcame some huge mental obstacles that allowed me to push harder than I thought possible. This was also a great workout to start preparing the body for altitude in Boulder!!
Quote of this swim workout…
“Success is not final. Failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” ~Winston Churchill
The bitterly cold temperatures Thursday morning sent me back to the treadmill for some #runlove…
After work was my weekly TRX session…we completed a full body workout with good variety.
Rest Day…What a great day 🙂
I received a beet powder sample in the mail and I can’t wait to try it!! Thanks Erin 🙂
We had plans to meet the Iron Hippie’s parents for lunch in Cedar Falls (~90 minutes drive each way), so we had to get our run done early. It was cold and it was dark, so it was back to the mill for our long run. Thankfully I got to run next to my sole sister, so I started my day with #solesistasweat and ~15 miles of #runlove…
This was followed up by 30 minutes of core work including 3:30 of plank. I am slowly building up the time I can hold planks…little by little everyday.
After completing our workouts, we loaded up the car and headed to Cedar Falls. While there, I also got a shoe fit from Scott Gall at The Runner’s Flat. He is not only a very knowledgable shoe fit expert, but also an amazing triathlon coach. When we go back to training with a coach, he will be the first person we call. He said I am alternating between two great shoes that are a perfect fit for me…Asics Gel Nimbus and Brooks Pure Flow. He also recommended that I try throwing the Newton Kismet into the mix…
I can’t wait to give these a try 🙂 We couldn’t leave Cedar Falls without stopping off for some yummy goodness at Scratch Cupcakery…the two on the left were mine (Butterfinger and Mint Chocolate) and boy were they tasty 😉
We started the day with #bikelove and hill repeats. My legs felt like lead when I was done…good thing next week is a recovery week 😉
I followed this up with some fueling and napping before getting ready for what will surely be a VERY long week…
Swim: 5400 yards
Bike: 82.4 miles
Run: 25.6 miles
Strength Training: 2:15:00
Total Time: 14:13:00
How was your week?