Last week’s focus: getting out of my own way by not allowing fear to hold me back!
Swim: 2800 yards + 1 hour of flip turns
The focus last week in the water was to get out of my own way and learn how to flip turn. I have a lot of work to do, but thanks to Coach Tim’s help, I made some progress on Sunday! I spent nearly an entire hour getting instructions from Coach Tim and practicing my flips. I’m excited for the day when I can flip people off without drowning myself by drinking half the pool!
Bike: 42.7 miles
Last week I tested my bike fitness with an FTP challenge on Saturday morning. I got out of my own way and achieved new levels! How could I possibly be disappointed with a 16 watt increase in the last 6 weeks?! I guess that means I’m going to have to work even harder on the bike now 😉
I didn’t run much last week as I’m still trying to heal up my knees from my fall almost two weeks ago. I did have an easy short run on Saturday to test my knees. I followed this up with a nice long run on Sunday with a good friend. Running is always better with friends!
Strength Training: 1 hour & 25 minutes + 10 minutes of core almost daily
I had 2 great full body strength sessions last week and 10 minutes of core strength almost every day (I did manage to miss a few days thanks to some work stress).
Weekly Totals: 7 hours & 35 minutes
I saw HUGE gains on my FTP challenge last week! I am still riding on cloud nine with this progress! I am forever grateful to Coach Kelly for her support, guidance, and believing in me, even when I had some self-doubt. She is determined to make me #trackcatstrong this season, and so far it is working! 🙂
A good friend of ours made us some boxes for plyometrics! I’m so excited to get to use them. I’m waiting for my knees to heal before I test them on the box jumps! Basil loves them though…
Quote of the Week:
“To achieve anything you want in life you must first start by getting out of your own way.” ~Rafael Colon
10 thoughts on “17 weeks ’til #IMMT: getting out of my own way”
My knees hurt even thinking about box jumps! Love all the positives in the post today and you bike progress is amazing. You’re going to accomplish great things this season with all the hard work you’re doing 😀
Thanks Amy! I’m nervous and excited to do box jumps. Definitely starting off with the smaller of the two boxes first! 😉
Doing so awesome!!! Keep it up!!! I’m sure the flip turn session with the coach was a huge help!! 🙂
Thanks Leslie! He gave me so much to think about and lots of homework! Now to find time to practice! 😉
Do you make up your own core routine or does Kelly give them you?
Both…she gives me some strength training sessions to do throughout the week. As a personal trainer, I fill in the other days with good variety to keep me well rounded. I find that if I don’t stay on top of my core strength, I end up injured. Definitely want to avoid that at all costs!
For sure!! Liz has given me some but i always struggle to have enough ideas to keep me entertained! 😉
I have SO many ideas up my sleeve that sometimes my clients get scared when I say I came up with something new! 😳
You should do a post!! Give me some ideas!! 😉
I will! Give me a couple of weeks to get it together! 😉