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50 mi run (7x), 9.2 mi bike (2x), 4275 yd swim (5x)
I also took a lifeguard re-certification class, so I'm good for another two years there. :-)
goals this week: swim 5x, day off from running, keep alternating easy with speed, ride ROAD bike at least once
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disclaimer: PhD not MD
Two weeks ago I did Challenge Heilbronn, that day had lots of ups and downs. The swim was ok, it's my strongest discipline, but I'm not a fighter and i hate starting with the masses. So i went right to the back and worked my way through the crowd, probably losing 3 - 4 mins in the process, but no panic attacks!!
The bike, my weekest discipline, was extremely technical. lots of winding descents and sharp corners, 1100 meters of climbing with almost no flats and I felt totally out of my comfort zone and my time reflected this. I was feeling so demoralised, that i swore to myself I would go home at T2. Anyway, I put on my running shoes and planned on doing just one of the 3 laps. I planned to run at ironman pace and take it easy. And then after filling myself with coke and gels I felt amazing. The best I have ever felt during a 70.3 run. I tell you, you just never know sometimes how the day is going to turn out!! My time for the day was sloooooooooooow, but the day was planned as a long training day and although I always want to be faster, I felt post race exactly how I wanted to feel during my preparation for Roth.
Anyway for the last 2 weeks I've been decreasing my overall load for Roth in 6 days time. Last week as we had the most sweet and lovely french exchange student with us, I even took several days off. I felt really sluggish, but it just felt like the right thing to do and I knew I had this week to sharpen myself up again.
Plans for this week swim 3.8km, bike 180km and run 42.2km on Sunday!!
Oh I forgot to mention, Challenge Heilbronn had a lottery again for Roth slots for 2018 and I got one again. I'm officially registered for Roth 2018!
Have a lovely week womens and all the best to those that are racing this weekend.
I've been lurking recently but enjoying the pictures and stories from all the women.
It's still the long weekend here but Dan's clinic took the stat holiday on the Friday so it's a bit like a 4 day weekend for me (even better than a 3 day one). For the summer my goal is 150miles/week cycling + strength x 2. I've found that I'm much more likely to have consecutive 100-110mi weeks but once I hit 150, the next week is usually a low mileage one. Maybe I should set more modest goals but I want to hit 1000km/month at least one month this summer so more modest goals won't get me there.
Last week was tough - I had some kind of viral thing that affected my mouth. Constant stinging pain and my tongue seemed to be twice it's size (it wasn't) and getting caught on my teeth. It's much better now, thank goodness, and not being able to eat/chew helped with controlling the random snacking - silver linings.
Adding goals this week: seeing my exercise therapist/physio tomorrow and we're going to start re-introducing running. We're looking at twice a week with the goal of running a 5k pain free in September/October.
Welcome back, Scheherazade Good luck on the reintro and I hope you heal quickly and fully from the infection.
Anna s, glad you're back reporting and congratulations on your slot at Challenge Heilbronn and feeling strong. We're cheering for you!
I was less motivated than I'd hoped last week after the race. Had a good meeting with my coach and decided to sign up for Santa Cruz 70.3 in September and fill the time with some fun, shorter stuff but mostly solid training and getting my bike fit sorted. I swam twice, ran once, and didn't do any yoga. I rock climbed on Saturday after an ocean swim, it was the best and I'd missed it a lot. On Sunday, I rode a slow and fun 100K/4K+ loop with one of my favorite riding partners for long but relaxed rides with lots of stops for snacks.
I'm back to my regular swim (3X), bike (3x), run (2-3x), yoga (1-2x), strength (3x), p/rehab (daily) schedule starting Wednesday. Some friends are running a local Independence Day 5K tomorrow so I'm going to run that. It'll be my first 5K race since *cough* 2003 and I hope I remember how to pace and that it's fun.
My bad news... my treadmill deck broke. Grr. Oh well. It has lived a good life.
Anna S - dig deep! You can make it happen!
Be strong and fast women!!
San Luis Obispo, CA
Born a swimmer, borrowed a bike, laced up some runners, and the rest just fell into place for a solid MOP life.
Last week's goals:
swim x 1: win
bike x 1: win
run x 5: win with 6 - around 55km
core/strength x 4: win
rehab exercises x 5: win
foam roll x 1: FAIL
Taking a very easy week as I have the Limberlost Challenge 56k on Saturday - heading up straight from work Friday afternoon to camp at the race site for the weekend. Weather looks decent and apparently there are a bunch of new boardwalks on the course, so less chance of losing a shoe in the mud!
We also just adopted a beautiful stray cat yesterday evening; she has been hanging around near a friend's house since April (possibly abandoned by a university student that couldn't bring her home at the end of the school year), is far too skinny, but has had a vet checkup and seems to be a healthy 3-4yr old dilute tortie with gorgeous pale green eyes. She's very friendly with Tanker and I but doesn't want a thing to do with our old tomcat yet - she's got one hell of a growl! We're hoping she'll settle in and put on some weight after the stress of being kidnapped, vaccinated and then dumped in an unfamiliar place subsides. https://www.instagram.com/p/BWHGh3SAAth/
This week's goals:
run x 3
core/strength x 1
mobility/stretch x 1
foam roll x 1
ill advised racing inc.