HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYBODY - make 2007 your year!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~I was feeling a little lazy today and I didn't feel like packing up the bike and driving to Williamsburg or Dismal to ride. I really wish I felt comfortable riding out my front door. Anyway, I decided to head to the the Y for my personal New Year's Day training triathlon. Swim was 1,000 meters, plus drills, drills, drills. Bike was my first ever spin class. It was a nice change of pace, but it was a little short for me. Run was easy dreadmill run.
As a reminder to everyone in the Mid-Atlantic and SouthEast, SetUp Events Races open tomorrow at Noon. :)
Ok - so I lied. Today was my last run of 2006. :) Almost the exact same run as yesterday, but I pushed it a little for the last mile. RPE = 4
I have the girls for the weekend, so my only training opportunity will be the bike trainer. Plan is trainer rides on Saturday and Sunday (at least 2 1/2 hours) and long outside ride on Monday (Williamsburg hills???).
Coach Troy kicked my butt this morning. Spinervals - Hillacious.
Recovery run at lunch and swim tonight.
Easy nooner run. RPE = 3.
Decent swim tonight. 1,000 meters and then drills, drills, drills. I spent the entire session working on reach and 'grabbing' water. Overall, decent swim - decent, but I didn't say fun. :|
I've hit my December running and swimming targets, with only biking on deck for the rest of the year. :)
Back home. Went to the Y tonight for a swim. Drills, drills, drills with emphasis on weak side breathing. Easy spin after the swim. Bike emphasis for the rest of the week to reach my monthly goals.
Ssshhhh - don't tell anybody, but I enjoyed today's swim. I got out in the beautifully warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean in South Florida. It's kind of nice being able to see the bottom during an open water swim. The fact that there were not any jelly fish was just a bonus! Long run planned later today.
Decent LSD run up until mile 11 or so. I had to 'galloway' the last 4 miles as I was pretty dehydrated. For starters, I wasn't completely hydrated at the start of the run (*cough* too much wine last night *cough*) and I didn't have my Fuel Belt with me. So I ran long without any hydration or nutrition and I know better than that. Towards the end I had the classic signs of dehydration - cramps, lack of energy, and zero sweat or saliva. Next time I will bring along some money when I am in this situation so I can make a pit stop at a convenience store. Oh well, after lots of water and gatorade I am much better now.