Run
  • 48m 02s
  • 4.42 miles
  • 10m 52s /Mi

LT field test. I didn't puke. I did get a max HR of 193, which sounds kind of freaky high, but I feel fine. To each heart their own, right? I can only see lap speed and distance on my mobile app, not average HR, so I'll have to wait until I'm sitting at a computer to figure out my zones.
I think I paced it okay. I may have started out too fast, as I felt myself fading in the last few minutes. I had to walk for a couple minutes after the test was done, then ran (jogged? trotted?) The final few blocks home.

  • Calories out: 2170 From lifestyle:1724, From activities:446
Swim
  • 53m 16s
  • 1828.80 meters
  • 02m 55s /100 meters

300 warm up
4x75 :30 (kick, drill, swim by 25)
6x50 : descend 1-3, 4-6
200 pull :20
150 build :30
100 fast :60
50 sprint
100 recovery
400 (kick, swim by 50)
100 cool down

Forgot my nuun bottle on the counter when I left the house, so I did this swim, showered, and drove to the office before I could have anything to drink. Do not recommend!
I had a bit more leaking from my goggles, but none of the headaches from earlier in the week. So headaches are likely tension from work. Leaking...I was fussing with adjusting my straps a bit, so perhaps once I get the fit dialed in, I'll be okay. It is mostly when I push off the wall. And finally, my swim cap kept coming off. Such a comedy of errors. At least it was a shorter/recovery swim. I haven't even analyzed any of the data...not sure I'm going to. Just getting it done!

Sport
  • Foam Rolling
  • 25m

Full body, lots of attention on calves and thighs. I'm happy to say that it didn't hurt as bad as last week. I need to keep this habit up!

***
Sigh: Brexit. J is an English expat with a Scottish mum. He's pretty upset. Is this going to impact the peace in Ireland? Will Scotlands second ref for independence actually pass? If it does, will J pick England or Scotland as his country of citizenship? What does this mean for Europe?
So far, the only silver lining is that if you've been eyeing something British to buy, snap it up now, because the pound is so weak.
Good news! A job offer for J, pending a background check. Its possible that the 10 month unemployment may soon be coming to an end. Fingers crossed, but it out in the universe, and think happy thoughts. :)

  • Calories out: 2082 From lifestyle:1734, From activities:348
Run
  • 38m 06s
  • 2.63 miles
  • 14m 29s /Mi

Quite steady rain. There was a band of thunder and lightning on the radar, so I did apt complex loops in case I needed to bail. Fortunately, I just had rain and a few far off flashes. It was a bit of a blessing, I think, as the temp was lower and I was able to keep my HR low easily than previous days.
Z2 run, walking it back down to the bottom of the zone when it buzzed too high. My right hip started feeling a little bit cranky towards the end, but nothing bad. Besides being super slow, and sopping wet, this was a good run.

Strength
  • 49m

1/4 mile walk warm up
ankle/foot routine
pedestal 1
myrtls
1/4 mile walk cool down

The one legged ankle/foot stuff is so hard! My balance is awful, no wonder I fall down all the time. I think the pedestal (planks) routine may be getting ever so slightly easier? Not so much violent shaking in the side planks.

***
And another interview for J today. The idea of having two incomes again is so close I can taste. I mean, REALLY taste it. If he gets an offer, we are going out for the biggest steak dinner of all time. Today was with a company that he really would love to work for, but the competition will be much higher. Positive thoughts!

  • Calories out: 2234 From lifestyle:1713, From activities:520
Swim
  • 1h 03m 46s
  • 2286.00 meters
  • 02m 47s /100 meters

400 warm up, kick every 4th 25
8x50 :30 (drill/swim by 25)
4x25 :20
4x50 :30
4x100 :45
4x50 :30
4x25 :20
6x75 pull @1:30
1x150 (100 ALL OUT, 50 EZ)
100 cool down

New suit today, new goggles, and a very tired me. The suit is a new TYR polyester grab bag suit, and I lucked into some decent looking red flames. For goggles I splurged and got some ROKA R1s. They feel pretty good. Nothing magical...I was having some headaches and jaw pain during my swim, but I've been feeling that for a couple days, so not sure if they're related. The visibility is incredible with them, though! As for being tired, I don't know. I'm tossing and turning a bit, so maybe I'm just running a bit on empty.
For drills I did half catch up and half fist. Right around the 75 pull sets is when my shoulders started to complain, and I was losing my form trying to get enough rest on 1:30. I switched it to 1:35 to I wasn't getting sloppy. As for 100 all out, right at the end of the workout....no. That did not happen. Is anyone surprised?

Bike
  • 1h 00m 02s
  • 18.01 miles
  • 18.00 Mi/hr

Katie Archibald's Points Sprints workout
10 min warm up
4x (30 sec Z5, 4 min Z3, 30 sec Z5, 5 min Z1)
10 min cool down

Getting the HR up in 30 seconds is tough...it's more like a 9/10 effort, then float into a sustained pace before the next sprint. It starts out okay, then by the last set I was really cooking. Tough, but I would enjoy doing this workout again. An hour flew by!

***
Interview for J yesterday and another one today. I guess when it rains, it pours! He's traded the stress of "no one will even call me back" for "omg I have so many interviews, what if they all hate me." At this point I feel like he's sure to get some kind of offer, the only question is, will it be a good one? Here's hoping!

  • Calories out: 2786 From lifestyle:1703, From activities:1083
Run #1
  • 29m 45s
  • 2.13 miles
  • 13m 58s /Mi

72 and quite humid. I thought it was going to slay cloudy, so I didn't bring my sunglasses, and then of course the sun started peaking out. Zone 2 running is humbling. I turned the alerts on my Garmin, and got buzzed at for every hill...so I walked my HR back down. This weekend I'll do an LT test and see how far off these estimates are. With the humidity, I'm not actually surprised at my pace. It can only get better!

Run #2
  • 29m 46s
  • 2.13 miles
  • 13m 58s /Mi
Strength
  • 48m

1/4 mile walk warm up
ankle/foot routine
pedestal 1
myrtls
1/4 mile walk cool down

By the time I get to the end of the ankle/foot routine, I am really feeling it. My balance needs some work.

Sport
  • Device Upload
  • 48m

Imported from Garmin GarminConnect

***
Zone 2 fail...I just doubled checked my watch settings, and I had it beeping when I hit the top of Zone 3, not 2. Whoops! Fortunately I get to try again on Thursday...then LT testing on Saturday. I'm sensing a lot of walking this summer.

  • Calories out: 2615 From lifestyle:1694, From activities:921
Swim
  • 1h 01m 46s
  • 2286.00 meters
  • 02m 42s /100 meters

500 warm up
5x100 (kick, swim, thumb drag drill, swim by 25) :15-:25
3x100 pull @2:00 (negative split 50s)
6x50 @60 pull strong
4x100 swim @2:00 descend
4x50 @1:05 (3/5 breathe by 25)
4x25 @60 shooters (streamline and kick, then easy)
200 cool down

First swim of 2500 yards, and first swim of over an hour. Milestones: I'm checking them off! This workout was very challenging, as it also marks the first time I had a series of sets where I left at a particular time, rather than specifically counted out my rest. By the time I was getting to the last sets of 100s, I was getting barely 5 seconds of rest.
I did get my negative splits on the 100 pulls, but didn't have success in descending my 100 swims. Guess I need to file this workout away to try again sometime!

Bike
  • 50m 02s
  • 15.01 miles
  • 18.00 Mi/hr

Trainer - 20/40 Sprints
10 min warm up
3x (5x 20 sec all out, 40 sec rec) + 5 min easy pedaling
10 min cool down

These sprints started out deceptively easy, but the longer you go, the harder it gets. Not as big of a sweatfest as the LT or even Aerobic Intervals, but still working hard all the same.

  • Calories out: 2722 From lifestyle:1706, From activities:1016
Unscheduled rest day. I moved out to the couch to sit for "just a minute" this morning, then suddenly I had massively overslept and needed to hustle to make it to Father's Day at my parents' house. While it never feels good to miss a workout, it felt awesome to spend a great day with my dad. :)

  • Calories out: 1737 From lifestyle:1737, From activities:0

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