38 posts tagged 70.3 Training
Workout: 3.22 Miles - Fast, Fast, Fast.
Look how lovely my tanlines are (plus I’m headless today). Oh Summer, you’re just around the corner. While I’m in the best shape I’ve ever been, now I get to show off tanlines upon tanlines.
I love it.
Quick run today. Pushed my last .75 mile to 6.4-6.7 on the treadmill.
Time for a puppy playdate.
I accomplished 7 miles on the dreadmill this morning. Now its time to shower, change, and get my butt to the convention center!
When you’re a workaholic trying to convert to having a work/life balance, everything becomes an obstacle.
From telling myself to go home around 6:30pm to reminding myself to not *always* work through lunch - it’s sometimes hard.
I kept workouts light during last weeks recovery time to try and spend time with my boys. The weekend was amazing. We went to the park to eat lunch, played video games, and I kept on my recovery training.
As we’re into the last four weeks of Half-Ironman training, I’m not only excited for what’s to come, but I’m nervous as well. It’s my longest distance and it’s hard to think I can do it. But the time and effort have been put in and I plan to finish.
Additionally, I’m going to a conference for work that I’ll be at over the next few days. Thankfully, I only have an 8-mile run tomorrow and have shifted my swim to Friday when I come back home to manage my training.
I’m learning very quickly that if you want something to happen, you have to make it happen yourself. And that I also have to learn what is and isn’t mine to control at work. Those in combination is creating a very tough, but needed, learning/growing experience for both my work life and my personal life.
I’m so excited to be going to GDC - I hope to take lots of pictures!
Have any of you guys battled the work/life balance and somehow managed to do all that AND train?
Training has been AWESOME this week. Of course, jam-packed in the middle of everything else, I’ve been doing a lot of my training at night this week.
The doctor the doctor. I haven’t had a Primary Care Physician since moving here, so with the side pain that happened after being sick, I figured I should find someone. I used a really neat Mobile/Web App called Zoc Doc that I found in one of my Women’s fitness magazines. I was able to set my appointment up and find a doctor quick without delay. I found a DO and figured it’d be good to try something new. Thankfully, after two visits with her (she discovered my alignment was completely off), my body feels great. My hips were rotated, my ribs were offset, everything was just not doing well.
At first, I found it hard to believe in what DOs do, but to be honest, I’m so happy I went to her - she has a new permanent patient!
Every workout this week was awesome, but did not feel awesome. Over the weekend, I had some long workouts. I ran 10.5 miles yesterday and biked 56 miles today with a quick 1-1.5 mile run just to feel out the legs. While this weekend felt AMAZING, the workouts throughout the week felt short of: most of all, my Wednesday Brick of Bike/Run. 45 minutes bike/45 minutes run. I went into the run feeling fine, and the first two miles actually smiling and feeling like the next two miles would go just as quickly.
Suddenly, my legs felt heavy and I shifted mindset to just finishing the workout to eat dinner. I think part of it was mindset, part could also have been that I was working on breaking in my Ghost 4’s for the first time. Regardless, I told myself I still did the workout and Justin reminded me not every workout would feel so great.
The puppy is feeling not so well. Being a GSD Mama, I tend to over-worry about Drake when he feels ill. Normally it’s because he acts COMPLETELY FINE but his diarrhea says otherwise. Having some close friends who are dog lovers, I call them for advice and we also call our vet. Knowing diarrhea is completely normal for dogs, we treated him like normal and continue to hope the next day won’t require Oxy Cleaner, a roll of Paper Towels and a Shop Vac. While I’m glad my babes is feeling better, I have the mama tendencies of being worried so I need to do whatever I can to reduce that stress. Especially now!
Last Recovery Week. We ended today’s bike ride/quick run on a good note. Between last weeks 52 miler and today’s 56 miler I improved my pace by 1 mph! That’s big for me, especially since we increased mileage and I yet again chose to ride through Santiago Canyon. I hate hills, but know they’re good for me. Like vegetables. Well, to be honest. I actually love vegetables now. But it took me growing up and actually trying them to love them. I’ve tried hills, I still am not a fan of the incline. But the descents are always super fun.
Cannot wait for this recovery week. Oddly enough, it’s looking a lot like my old training plans when I did Sprints and Olympics. I am so proud of the progress I’ve made in the past 4 months.
Onto another week! Enjoy your last few hours of weekend freedom <3
PS FRIENDS: The TV Photo is me enjoying some much needed gaming time. Right now I’m playing Final Fantasy XIII-2. At the pace I’m going, I’ll beat it in July.
10.5 mile run today. I had to wear a hydration belt, which I hated until about mile 6 where I felt as though it was light enough to not think about. I wore a long sleeved top and there was absolutely no wind today… but thankfully it was cloudy until mile 8.
Feel good, hungry as hell. 5 more weeks!
Did you workout today?
We biked 52 miles today and I feel fine. (I was a little moody through Santiago Canyon though..).
The bad news.
The last minute, walking up the stairs to the apartment, I biffed my footing and rammed my face into the drop bar. Which I then proceeded to cry like a 5 year old when we got in the house.
I really hope there are no stairs at Oceanside.
My workout yesterday was 9.5 miles running. Which I also felt really good after.
So I have to say I’m really pleased with how this weekends workouts have gone.
Now that I have a pounding headache, I’m going to get a shower and get food because Chomps and Fig Newtons aren’t enough to sustain this lady.
See you Tuesday!
Sometimes, you just gotta fight the little fights to win the war.
Oceanside is in 7 weeks. I can’t wait to catch a break :)
This morning was not fun.
And that was before I was living with the boy, taking care of a dog, and training for Oceanside.
Being at work late last night resulted in the need to punt last nights 8 miler to today.
My run started mentally defeated and ended just ok, but still - I got in my 8 miles and I’m very happy I didn’t turn back around.
- Miles 1-3: Rough start, wtf am I doing right now, my tummy is rumbly, my sides still hurt - did I pull something for reals?
- Miles 3-5.5: Ok, I feel pretty good, I can pull a full 8. But seriously, 6 hours of sleep was stupid.
- Miles 5.5-6.5: Get to the next light Erin. Ok you’re there, now get to the other.
- Miles 6.5-8: I really just want some water and this is all uphill. Great.
Now I’m going to finish my protein drink, get a shower, put on some compression sleeves, and try to get to work and focus without falling asleep!