2021 week 39: try something new

Last week I started to dial in the final preparations for Ironman Arizona and I’m feeling confident going into this last big block of training.

Quote of the week:

“Never be afraid to try something new, because life gets boring when you stay within the limits of what you already know.”


Swim: 6800 yards

Sunday I did a new swim workout that challenged me in a different way and it was awesome! I loved it! It’s fun to mix things up and try something new!

“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.” ~Henry Ford ⚡️
  • Warm up:
    • 400 swim (20 sec rest)
    • 300 pull (20 sec rest)
    • 300 as 25 drill/25 swim (20 sec rest)
    • 300 build by 100s (20 sec rest)
  • Main Set:
    • 4 times through:
      • 200 100% effort (20 sec rest)
      • 150 85-90% effort (20 sec rest)
      • 100 100% effort (20 sec rest)
      • 50 85-90% effort (20 sec rest)
      • 100 50-60% effort (20 sec rest)
  • Cool Down:
    • 100 any stroke

Bike: 124 miles

Saturday we got out for 100+ miles on the open roads. When we set out at 8 am, it was cloudy, calm, and cool. As we rode north, the fog REALLY built in making the visibility far less than 1.0 mile. We decided to change our route so we would ride out of the fog and make it safer for drivers to better see us.

Sometimes the route you plan has an unexpected detour.

How do you handle the detour? Do you let it mentally tear you apart and throw in the towel? Do you roll with it and do some creative route adjustments?

Saturday we did some creative route adjustments on our 100+ mile ride, which turned out to be absolutely wonderful!

As Vanessa Faye Foerster says, “How might a different choice propel your performance?
What would be possible long term if you trained for adversity now?”

Train for adversity! Don’t let the detour derail you! Roll with it! You just may find out how wonderful it really was!

Run: 23.5 miles

I had some good runs with the family early in the mornings last week, but the run I’m most proud of was my 5 mile run off the bike on Saturday. I kept a strong pace off the bike and honestly felt like I could have run that pace for many more miles. It was such a great feeling!

Yay for miles with one of my favorite running buddies! She had so much fun chasing squirrels on our run!

Strength Training: 15 minutes of core strength daily

Weekly Totals: 15 hours & 13 minutes
30 minutes of full body strength training
30 minutes of yoga

Attitude of Gratitude:

So happy to get to support our niece, Isabella, at her cross country meet.
Any day I get to swim, bike, and run its a great day!
So grateful to get to support our niece, Laylah, at her volleyball game.
Getting my recovery on right with the Normatec Recovery boots!
I love me all the puppy snuggles!

What were your highlights from week 39 of 2021?! Do you like trying new things?!

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