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Swim x 4 - WIN.
Bike x 2 - WIN, including an awesome ride on my mtb with my husband on a gorgeous fall day.
Core/strength x 4 - WIN
Foam roll x 6 - FAIL with 5
I think the hamstring is pretty much healed, though the surrounding junk (ITB, adductors) that I messed up running on it are still sore. May try a 20min run this evening.
This week's goals:
Run if it works out. Don't if it hurts.
Swim x 3
Bike x 3
Core/strength x 4
Foam roll x 4
ill advised racing inc.
M - 7 mi run + 4100 yd swim
T - 7 mi run + 4200 yd swim
W - 6.8 mi run + 3200 yd swim
T - 8 mi run + 2200 yd swim
F - 8.5 mi run + 2200 yd swim
S - 45 min. stairmaster + 4600 yd swim
S - 13.1 mi run
Totals 20,500 yd swim + 52 mi run.
The eating stuff was stress and fatigue. I had a test on Thursday so there was a lot of stress building up to that, then on Saturday I had to finish rewriting a paper and had to get it done by that evening, so that created a buildup of stress. The good news is when I do have eating issues it is not nearly as bad as it used to be :D
Goals for the coming week - swim at least 15k, bike commute at least a couple days (did this morning), take at least 1 day off from running, no eating issues! Also want to make major progress on my term paper this week.
disclaimer: PhD not MD
Tues- Swim (pool)
Wed- Spinervals (Big Gear Strength, done with a group at a local tri shop)
Thur- Swim (a lot of social w/ a friend)
Fri- off (signed up for Surf City Half Marathon in February)
Sat- ride (rode Turnbull canyon, made it to the top for the 2nd time, only stopped once on the way up, last time I stopped 3-4 times)
Sun- swam (open water - kind of cold for a sleeveless, but should get me ready for my next race.)
Sunday was also our end of season brunch for the group of women I train with. After getting home I finally signed up for HITs Palm Springs, a bunch of my friends are also doing that one.
This weeks plan-
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At the end of both my exams (they are on the computer) I received the message "preliminary results indicate you passed"! yay!!
Now just one more, a clinical exam at the start of January.
Other good news:
I got in 6 runs, hit my run mileage goal. I got to do two runs on the beach, in November, in SHORTS.
Got in three bike rides (although all on the trainer, blah)
only swam once because I was exhausted one of the days and just went home and 'died' on the couch. Oh well.
Started a fun new project... making a messenger bag with old race numbers appliqued on the outside of it.
This week: swim 2x, do as much of the runs as possible, I'll likely end up biking 4x. This coming weekend we have a CX double header (Sat/Sun racing) So chances of me hitting my run miles this week are slim.
I just wrapped up three weeks of sloth, in an experiment to see if my back pain would subside if I pulled way, way back on the training. The answer is "no." So I told my PT today if it's gonna hurt at least I'm going to get a workout in. ;-) He was not amused.
No mud, no lotus.
Thanks Tri3 and TC - I'll be careful. I didn't actually run last night - decided to give it another day. The hamstring itself feels really good, even deadlifting this morning (only 20lbs; mostly just for range of motion) and riding the trainer last night.
I'm not sure if it could really be called a strain - it got over-stretched (felt a pop) when cold back on Nov 1st and I could barely reach down to tie my shoes. No issues with that now, so I may give it a whack this evening and see how it goes.
Tri3, you take it easy too, and congrats to determination on the exams!
ill advised racing inc.
I have no goal right now. It is obvious that I need a goal. It's easy to pick one like "marathon X" but I'm still not convinced I should get back to long distance running right now. I can't even wrap my brain around a non-running goal right now that is meaningful to me. How sad is that? I know I will find one, it just hasn't happened yet.
Last week: skated 2x, ran ZERO, rode 2x.
- Run 3x
- skate 2x
- ghetto gym 3x
- ride 2x
"How bad could it be?" - SimpleS
update here, binged Mon. night but am back on track.
disclaimer: PhD not MD
I had a great week last week.
bike x 4
Swim x 4
and run x 6.
This week hasn't been as good. Stomach bug which has sidelined me x 3 days. Hopefully do an easy spin on trainer tonight and see if I can stay upright. Will call this an "off" week and rebound next week when I'll have a 4 day weekend
I'm trying to turn my work schedule to my benefit and use the mornings for workouts now - did a bike ride yesterday and felt great. Onward and upward!
You. You make me stronger.
Last week, crazy week - end of term and tons of panicked students who wanted to learn an entire terms worth of chemistry in one hour. Sigh. . . Patience . . .
Mission for workouts was to do an hour of something every day and that mission was accomplished for 6 of the 7 days.
This week - goal was to ramp up volume but writing exams, giving exams, then grading exams, followed by writing comments explaining fall term grades to parents is all consuming so I will just try to get an hour of something in every day this week. So far, meeting goal this week and will ramp volume up again next week.
Learned about a half ironman in my backyard at the end of september so I may attempt my first long course triathlon next year. If anyone is interested in doing the Princeton Half, let me know - free room - I live 10 miles from the start!
Happy training all!