• 15m 03s
  • 1.23 miles
  • 12m 15s /Mi

Hey there, humidity! We've been waiting for you!
Last quick little run before race day.

The RD sent out a message asking everyone to do a no-rain dance. Apparently since it is a pool swim we have to follow county rules, so any rain and the swim will be cancelled. They're working with the police to see about whether the bike will still happen. I'm hoping that the thunderstorms will hold off until the afternoon. Nothing anyone can really do...Mother Nature answers to no one. Fingers crossed. On that note, I am pretty excited to have a few days off from work either way. Just gotta get through today, then no work until Tuesday!!
Ugh, J's interview was a complete waste of time. They're offering $12 an hour. Seriously?! For a Sys Admin?! We were getting more than that on unemployment benefits. We've marched past nine months of him being unemployed, so I can understand that resume wise he isn't as "desirable" but ugh. Ugh!

  • Calories out: 1845 From lifestyle:1733, From activities:112
  • 40m 07s
  • 1800.00 yards
  • 02m 14s /100 yards

200 mixed warmup
300 pull (3/5 breathing by 50s)
400 swim
400 pull (3/5 breathing by 50s)
300 swim
200 mixed cool down

My 400 swim today was 7:46 flat (1:56/100 pace) which is a bit faster than last week. Actually, it is such a tiny bit faster, I'd rather call it consistent. Either way, I'm quite happy with the time, and feeling quite positive about the swim leg on race day.
Aside from a nice swim, I was irritable with my fellow swimmers this morning. I understand that a lot of people don't like to circle swim, but hey - the pool is crowded, and we all want to get a workout in, right? I even knew Master's would be getting out in 10 minutes, and assured people I'd move as soon as there was space. One dude told me, "no, I can't circle swim, I'm not wearing tinted goggles." For real? We are INDOORS! I felt bad, but eventually just asked the slow lane in Master's if I could work in while they were cooling down. They were so nice! And of course they invited me to swim with them anytime. If only they didn't start so early. :)

  • Calories out: 2024 From lifestyle:1726, From activities:298
  • 28m 04s
  • 8.89 miles
  • 19.00 Mi/hr

Zoom zoom zoom, spin the legs out. I can't believe a half hour on the trainer seemed so quick.

I was supposed to ride my bike this morning, but after the long weekend, getting out of bed just wasn't happening. I'll ride tonight.
Also, Sunday finally is in the 5 day forecast....and race day is not looking good. 80% chance of thunderstorms. Boo! :(
On the bright side, I got a box fan set up in my office, so I have some lovely airflow in here. And I found Pringles in my desk! Totally a good way to start the work week.

  • Calories out: 2042 From lifestyle:1730, From activities:313
  • 46m 18s
  • 9.22 miles
  • 11.95 Mi/hr

396 feet of gain. Sunny and warm (mid 70s?)
Wow, could this ride have been more disappointing? First of all, wow that is incredibly slow. Second of all, it felt slow, and there was all kinds of squeaking and rubbing, and I really need to take a look at the bike and see what was going on. I was pushing as hard as I could on flat ground and was barely cracking 14mph?! I dropped my chain right before the last big climb, I guess I shifted too hard into the granny gear.
I was hoping that this last brick would be motivational, and remind me that I am so ready for the race next weekend. Instead, I'm now worried that I won't make the time cutoff before they reopen the roads because I'm such a slow rider, and that there's something wrong with my bike.
Except I'm not actually worried, I'm just thinking about it a fair amount. Not the same thing, trust me! Worry involves losing my temper and not being able to eat. This is just disappointment at a workout not going the way I wanted. I guess the win here is that I can tell the difference. And that I have a week to figure out the squeaking.

  • 14m 02s
  • 1.29 miles
  • 10m 53s /Mi

Quick brick run. Felt pretty awful at the beginning, as usual, and then started feeling better around .77 miles in. Also as usual! I feel very much like I know what to expect when running off the bike next weekend! :)

  • Calories out: 2195 From lifestyle:1721, From activities:474
  • 31m 04s
  • 2.55 miles
  • 12m 11s /Mi

Pain free, warm, sunny, and just lots of loops to avoid elevation for my ankle. Sometimes I felt a bit like I was pushing too hard. Having it be so much warmer so suddenly has been weird.

  • Calories out: 1959 From lifestyle:1729, From activities:231
  • 41m 40s
  • 1800.00 yards
  • 02m 18s /100 yards

200 warm up
100 kick
4x 50 descending :15
300 pull (easy/medium/strong)
2x [200 with :20
4x 50 with :10]
200 cool down

I haven't really looked at my data for this set, but it felt like a good workout. It took me a long time to feel comfortable. No joke, I was exhausted until midway through the 200, then I finally started feeling it in my back instead of my shoulders. So, yeah, it took awhile, but once I felt good, I was good. Tired, lots on panting, in a good way!
Apparently when the pools open up for Memorial Day, the indoor pool is quiet. No classes, and only two other people in the water the entire time.

  • Calories out: 2035 From lifestyle:1726, From activities:309
Bike #1
  • 30m 39s
  • 9.81 miles
  • 19.20 Mi/hr

First trainer ride as part of my planned transition practice brick. Big ring, all feeling good. Lots of sweat.

Run #1
  • 09m 52s
  • 0.82 miles
  • 12m 03s /Mi

Wobbly leg transition run. So warm out! Also, why does my race belt feel the need to migrate from my hips 8 inches up to my natural waist? Which, by the way, happens to be a scant 2 inches beneath my bust. Ugh.

Bike #2
  • 30m 48s
  • 9.86 miles
  • 19.20 Mi/hr

Oh man, this is where the hard work happens. Lead legs, loads of sweat, and mentally: just. Keep. Going.

Run #2
  • 09m 30s
  • 0.81 miles
  • 11m 43s /Mi

So I had these toe cramps in the first .25 mile or so, then I started feeling good. No ankle pain, and I was able to walk fine afterwards. Big success! Totally earned the post brick chocolate milk.

I was hoping for a lazy Friday, but it looks like it is going to be a busy one at the office today. Hopefully that means the time will go quickly!
At PT last night I got the go ahead to try running, but to avoid hills, slopes, uneven ground, etc. Not sure what that leaves me, but I'll figure it out. Since I didn't have any pain while running this whole time, I'm really excited to get back at it so soon. I'm supposed to do my special stretches after, and make note if the walking issue returns after running.

  • Calories out: 2438 From lifestyle:1715, From activities:723
  • Health data: Injury: 2

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