Week in Review; 5/31-6/6
Monday: Off work which made my day 🙂 I love three-day weekends! Went for a leisure 5.5 mile bike ride with my mom and two of her friends.
Tuesday: It was a two-a-day! AM workout- 1400 meters in the pool. 400 with buoy, 800 meters timed, 100 meter kick-set and 100 meter cool down. PM workout- 3.8 mile loop with my friend Kate at conversation pace. I love this loop because it is mostly shaded and on the water!
Wednesday: Technically a rest day…except for the fact that I walked for 6 hours around Great Adventure while chaperoning the 7th grade trip. Eleven 7th grade girls. Six hours at Great Adventure. Sounds like a workout to me!
Thursday: Elliptical and PT.
Friday: 1400 meters in the pool. Timed 800, 400 meter with buoy, 100 meter kick-set and 100 meter cool-down. I did NOT want to workout Friday…I did not want to get up, get out of bed, get ready or go to the gym. Even once I was there I did not want to get in the pool. But I did anyway.
Saturday: Scott Coffee 8k. See race report below.
Sunday: Much needed rest day! Spending the day in Philly at the pro bike races with friends!
Weekly High: I won Jamoosh’s turtle naming contest…does life GET any better?!?!?!
Weekly Low: Another (anonymous) blogger left a nasty (and slightly threatening) comment in reference to a comment I made on a friends blog. And here I thought we were all entitled to our opinions. And really, isn’t this supposed to be a nice, supportive place for all of us athletes?
Three things I am grateful for this week:
- Body glide. Seriously, this stuff was made for me!
- My mom. She is my biggest fan…deals with my pre-race nerves and my post-race nostop chatter!
- There are only 13 days of school left till the kiddies are out- WOOHOO!!!!!
Quote of the week: “If the word quit is part of your vocabulary, then the word finish is likely not.” – B.G. Jett
Scott Coffee 8k Race Report:
My goals were small going into the race; finish under an hour and with no pain. I am happy to say I reached both goals! However, I had said I wanted to come in under 55 if possible, and look how I missed it by 2 seconds!!!! Now…for those of you new to my blog this year, see last years race report where I missed getting 50 minutes by, you guessed it…2 seconds!!! It is the curse of two seconds!
At any rate, the race was great. Ate my usual pb english muffin with coffee and water, got there nice and early and chatted with friends and my uncle pre-race. I was super nervous (so scared to get hurt) but felt great from the start. It is a fairly flat course with only three hills (and only one is really a hill) and I told myself I would walk those since I have been advised against running/biking hills for a few weeks still. Since I know what happens when I don’t listen, I listened. At mile 2 I was pacing until 10 minute miles which is a little faster than I should be pushing…but I felt great, so while I did slow down, I did not want to slow down too much. I stopped at every water stop (it was well over 80 degrees and humid) and walked a bit up the mile 4.5 hill. After that, I only walked a short bit at the start of mile 5 and then again at a hill right before the finish. As soon as I got to the finish area I sprinted across the line! I was so happy that I had ran strong, listened to my body and finished pain-free!!!
Michele and I pre-race
Me and my teamates Brian and Michelle
And we’re off!
Strong, happy finish!
With my Uncle Mark and friend/TT teammate Brian, post-race
Overall, I have to say, this was one of the best weeks I have had in a long time…capped off with an awesome race and a fun time out with friends today!