Week in Review; 8/16-8/22
Monday: 1000 meter free swim at the pool. And it was just that…a free swim. No watch, no equipement…just swimming to swim. ♥
Tuesday: Planned rest day.
Wednesday: Another great track workout! 4×400’s- 2:10, 2:09, 2:12, 2:10 =8:41 2×800’s- 4:44, 4:43 =9:33 and 2×400’s- 2:17, 2:19 =4:36 (9:12) with .25 warm-up and cool-down. Did a 3 minute rest between runs and 5 minute rest between sets. Did a much better job pacing myself although I still went out too fast on the first set of 400’s. What is your favorite kind of track workout?
Thursday: Headed to the gym for a lifting session (arms) and did my PT active dynamics and HCC exercises. For right now, they are pretty easy for me (at some point, I will eat those words, I am sure) because much of the HCC workout is stuff I have been doing for months as part of my PT. The only thing I have not been doing, is the shoulder tap- I have ZERO coordination and look like a one-woman circus! After work, I headed out for a bike ride. I was tired and not in the mood but I made a deal with myself that if I went for a bike ride, I could enjoy martini’s at girls night later. So even though it was only 6.2 miles, it was something! And I drank my martini’s guilt free 🙂
Friday: Planned rest day.
Saturday: Wildwood Tri. Race Report here.
Sunday: This could be summed up as a lazy day! I really had hoped to get out for a reovery run of at least 2.5 miles, but my legs were just not going for it today. At all. So not worth it to hurt myself over- I have not been this sore in a long time! Did I mention how tough the course was…cause it was tough!! I settled for my HCC workout and called it a week!
Weekly High: Getting through the WW Tri despite pretty much everything going against me! Woo hoo for sticking it out!
Weekly Low: I don’t feel like I did very much by way of work-outs. Even though I know I needed the sleep and down time, lazy days make me feel so…well, lazy.
Three things I am grateful for this week:
- Vacation- I leave next week…YEAHHHH!!!
- Sleep- after waking up at 330am, it was so nice to sleep past 9am the next morning!
- My mom- Wildwood was the first race that I did without any teammates, but as always, my biggest fan was there ♥
Quote of the week: We are built to conquer environment, solve problems, achieve goals and we find no real satisfaction or happiness in life without obstacles to conquer and goals to achieve. -Maxwell Maltz-