• 1h 25m 52s
  • 23.42 miles
  • 16.36 Mi/hr

25 wu
12 z2
2(6x1/1 z5,z1) 2'z1
17' z3

  • 25m

myrtles, pushups (still lame, but coming along!) hip and squat homework

Well, we should not have returned to the casino floor this am...bad juju!  It ended up not being a "win" overnight in the gambling department, but definately a WIN in the date night department. :)

We got home and I got to work doing lots of chores that needed my attention.  I am a laundry ninja! Got my bike going and it went quite well.  No mental struggles today, but of course the work part is very short, so much easier to deal with .  I made an appointment to do my nasty assed ride Saturday at the lab.  I shall suffer with friends and hopefully not have a bugger in my head while I do it. 

The weather is starting (just barley starting) to come around a bit here in the mitten...looking forward to what will be my true speeds on the road that corrolate to my power on the trainer.  I hope that it goes WAY up!  If not, I'll be crying in my bike bibs for sure! :)

Watched Life of Pi tonight.  Beautiful story telling and cinematography.  Loved it. 

  • Health data: Sleep: 4 Hours slept: 8
  • 1h 00m 38s
  • 6.08 miles
  • 09m 58s /Mi

wu 1.5? miles
1x800,2x1600,1x800 all at z5 w/ full recoveries
1.5 cd

  • 10m

drills at the track before running back to the gym and BUBBLE TUB!

Thank goodness for training partners!  Met Cath at LTF, ran to the high school track, and got to work.  Really happy with the splits today.  It was pretty darn windy for half of each lap, so there was the extra challenge for the day. 

First 800, spot on my 7:38 pace.  First mile, 7:33...surprised myself with that especially considering the wind.  Second mile, 7:30!  Say what!?!  It was definately windier this mile so I was very stoked.  Last 800, 6:57.  BOOM!  Great finish and a real confidence boost I needed after yesterday's stink bomb of a ride. 

I convinced Cath to do my drill routine after a mile cd (yes,we looked dorky!) then ran back to the gym for bubble tub thawing and bs.  Love that she made time to  run with me.  Love that she makes me work harder just by being her bad assed self.  Love that I return the favor on the bike. 

  • Health data: Stress: 2 Hours slept: 7
  • 1h 36m 26s
  • 26.51 miles
  • 16.49 Mi/hr

25 wu
1x12' z4, 4'z1
1x20 z4, 4'z1
1x12 z4' 4'z1

  • 25m 22s
  • 2.72 miles
  • 09m 20s /Mi

brick from home
8 strides ?

  • 10m

run drills

Well, that was the worst.  My teammate Bill has a ate the bear or the bear at you.  Today the bear feasted on Trish.   Absolutely no motivation on this ride at all.  Barely made my numbers in the sets.  Stopped 2 times in the 20' set and literally almost unclipped and went running.  Seriously...this sucked.  The only sunshine is that I actually pulled those numbers out of my ass getting the prescribed work in and I didn't quit.  Thats it!

The brick run however, was awesome.  I just was pissed and grumpy about the ride, and started to turn my legs (which felt fine) over and life got better with every single step.  Good music on the ipod, sun and wind in my face (yes, chilly wind) and some strides made all right in the world.  What on earth is happening to me??? I'm not a damn runner, I'm a damn biker!  It's George Kastanza Backwords World around here! But I feel good now, so I'll take it. 

Really really really hoping my sister can run with me tomorrow.  This training alone shit is getting OLD!

  • Health data: Sleep: 3 Hours slept: 8
  • 40m
  • 1750.00 meters
  • 02m 17s /100 meters

3x500 w/ 1' rest focus on hip roll and finish (10:28,10:24,10:23)
200 pull
50 cd

  • 1h 00m

assisted pull ups, short core x2, med ball, squats, squats on bosu, biceps, tris, lats, (all free wts) pushups (LAME) hip homework, myrtles

May have done too much upstairs.  Glutes were pretty tired when I went down to swim.  Swim times are meh.  Not as horrible as expected, but nothing snappy either.  I was able to focus pretty well on the first 2 500's, but got flat in the water a bit in the last one.  I did "feel"  the zoom I've been working on with my finish, quite a bit in the second 500.  Now to just get it going to oh, say 1500 meters to start! Two months till my first tri...time to get back in the fishy groove.  Used my headphones and that made it not so horrible.  The pool deck was swamped with short people what with school being out.  Lots of noise and kids in the bubble tub.

  • Health data: Sleep: 3 Hours slept: 8
  • 1h 19m 52s
  • 8.45 miles
  • 09m 27s /Mi

2.5 wu run to THS
2x200 z5 w/ full recovery
3x1000 z5 w/ full recovery
drills on field
2.5 run home

Total crapper nights crapper.   Then the boy got me up early looking for the easter basket I hadn't completed (but totally thought about durng my 1:45 hours of awake time! Grrrrr) and I sent him back to bed, but it was too late.  I got up, finished and hid his basket, then finished up the fruit salad for brunch, and packed a gear bag with indoor and outdoor stuff for running. 

I felt like crap and still poluted and tired, but really enjoyed the family at brunch.  Went for a walk with Sherry and John when all the family had was gorgeous, but windy out.  I still didn't know when or where I going to  run date was seriously off line time wise.  I really didn't want to do speed work at Stony since its always windier than Troy, and it was WINDY!  Figured out that in my foggy state I'd left the garmin at home.  So, I decided to go home, suit up and run to the track for my first session on the oval this year.  It went really well, but damn if I didn't set myself to run into the windy bit 3 times each 1000.  I figure it just made me stronger, but oy.  WINDY.  After drilling, I ran home with the wind at my back and a slight decline for about 1.5 miles.  Damn...that was fun and FAST!  I really should have run easier, but it was so pretty out and I felt really good.  The last mile was slower, but still fun. Some times I just LOVE running! Not always, but definately some times.

  • Health data: Sleep: 1 Hours slept: 7
  • 2h 00m 02s
  • 35.45 miles
  • 17.72 Mi/hr

25 wu
2x20'z4, 4'z1
1x12' z4, 4'z1
rest to time z2/3
Computrainer: Kona course

  • 30m 50s
  • 3.58 miles
  • 08m 37s /Mi

brick with Scott and Cathleen

Not the quality sleep I was hoping for, but oh well.  Great time riding hard with my peeps at the lab.  I really tried for 95% of fth, but I fear I may have been a tad short.  We don't get the files easily any more for anaysis, and my numbers are different at the lab on the computrainer.  I do have all my power zones calculated, and I did really work to get there, I'm just not sure.  That last 12' set was a killer!  So happy that the run went as well as it did.  I ran with the fasties, but they ran my pace, which was cool.  They chatted about Maui, I listened. No chatting for the slow poke! :)  Then we all had breakfast and it was fun as usual.  Love my peeps!

We had dinner plans with the neighbors and my brother and sissy.  Loved the cider I had, but um, yeah, three was one too many me thinks.  We'll definately go was pretty good, and did I mention the hard cider? :) 

  • Health data: Sleep: 2 Hours slept: 6.25
  • 32m
  • 1250.00 meters
  • 02m 34s /100 meters

150 in wetsuit
10x100 mixed drills and swimming
100 cd

Tried out the new wetsuit...I think it will be good.  Neck is going to need glide though for sure.  Painful to swim in the wetsuit first, then go SLOW with out it lol.  First time really swimming in the cold 25M pool this year.  Um, yeah, drilling in that pool is not nearly as comfy as the kiddy warm pool.  Yes, I'm a baby. :)

Drilled and swam by 100's.  Still need to really focus on finish and hips.  I definately got the groove going a bit in there.  Now to keep at it and make it habit!

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