Windy Today up 90. 211 was a long climb and Potranco was AWESOME!!!
It doesn't get any better than this for me. :)
Core and Arms..
Today started out REALLY bad but got progressively better. I just kept telling myself to focus and I could take it out on the bike later.
Got home did my kick-butt ride and will watch some endurance nutrition videos tonight so I can return them to my coach tomorrow. I will also clean up my bike so that I can turn it over tomorrow to be turned into a new beast!!! I am going in for my fitting on Wednesday! I am soooo nervous about this being the right bike.
Lazy recovery swim. Worked on Drills. Took Michael to the pool with me and got interrupted several times but that's ok. He had fun.
Easy swim today and ran errands the rest of the afternoon. Going to do some pre-prep cooking for the rest of the week this evening to make the rest of the week go a little smoother.
Today was suppose to be Tri-day. Coach was having a joint workout day at the lake. I knew I wouldn't make it in time to swim with everyone due to prior committments but I was going to try and swim by myself and still make the second bike loop with everyone. Unfortunately once I got there the wind had kicked up quite a bit and there were whitecaps. So I decided not to swim since I didn't have anyone to be support and watch out for me.
The rest of my workout was slightly sub-par. I am going to blame it on lousy nutrition the night before and morning of. Last night I missed supper with everyone else and ended up skipping it completely unless you count chips and hummus. This morning the school program we went to was suppose to include breakfast and it turned out to be fruit and pastries. Not the stuff stellar workouts are made of. Once home I had a quick oatmeal and then on the way to the lake a 1/2 cliff bar and a uncrustable before I left on the bike. You never recover once you are behind but I was starving so at least it took my mind of my stomach.
The Bike: The weather was warm, humid and windy but overcast so it made life bareable.
This route is up at Boerne Lake and is lots of long gradual climbs that can really work on your legs on a good day. The wind made the trip back interesting. I wanted to do another 25 loop but decided to run with coach instead. Avg down a little due to not knowing the course and having to slow down and wait for people who knew. Mostly down due to lousy bike. Nutrition: Water w/ Nunn, Heed (gross), 1 Hammer Gel at 13 miles.
The Run: I was REALLY worried about this run since my leg has been hurting. However I was pleasantly surprised that it worked it'self out after about 500 yards. Overall the run felt pretty good. I really had to push myself mentally on the second 5 mile loop. I was suppose to do 10 miles but the lake was calling my legs and I knew I wouldn't walk back a mile so I jumped in. Since I was cutting it short I really pushed the last mile and got in a sub 7:30 mile... HUGE for me but obviously not something I can hold for a long time. (Hack, I thought of your freak times when I saw the 7 :) )Nutrition: Water and 1 gu at mile 5. Felt pretty good. Tummy felt a little bloated around mile 8 but pushed through it.
Update on Bike Shopping- I am building a bike at a LBS. I found a sweet Kestrel Talon Carbon Frame, will put bullhorns on it with my aero bars, upgrade the chain rings to Q rings? Something the LBS said would make a huge difference. I'm going to keep the components from my current bike and the best wheels I can afford for now. I was a little concerned about keeping the 105/ ultegra (rear) componants on the bike but the owner said that if my goal was faster (it is) and I was happy with how things worked now (I am) then ultegra would be smoother but it's not going to make me faster. Soooo, I going to make the call on Monday and get it started. Hopefully, I have it by next weekend. Also found out about a guy that does custom paint jobs that can make it sexy. Currently it's navy blue with light blue accents and is pretty boring but it's underneath that counts. Unfortunately, I probably won't have it done till after my A race for this year since I need as much saddle time as I can get before BSLT. Guess I'll make it earn it's sexy first.
Now off for an ice bath...I bought a bag of ice just for me. Yippee....
Hope everyone was productive today!
Did arms and legs too but no squats...Too much to do tomorrow to be hurtin!
REST DAY.....preparing for Tri-day tomorrow.
Core and Strength Training at Lunch.....Test drive more bikes tonight!! :)
Biked with Coach today. Very Hot and Humid Ride. Tried Heed (Mandarin) on the bike. It was ok. Ride wasn't really long enough to tell if it was doing it's job.
I did start to get a little dizzy at the end of the hills and took a short break and had a uncrustable.
Didn't do a recovery run as my leg hurts from my ART session yesterday. Sounds like ice is in my future.
Got to test drive a Quintano Roo (tequilo). I wasn't real impressed but then again it wasn't fit to me, it's the hottest day to date, hilly ride...hmmm, what can I say I didn't give it much of a chance. I was nervous with the Aero bars and end shifters vs my road bike with clip on aeros....Tomorrow's another day and another shop. Maybe I'll find my dream bike there.
Left leg was hurting again today. Did this quick run before my ART session. Now I know why.
Force #1- Distance 1800
WU- 150 SW 150K
4x150 Pull (Desc 1-4)
5x100 Pull (Desc 1-5)
6X50 Pull (Desc 1-6)
Cool Down 100- Choice
Swim was pretty good for pulling the entire set. Ugh.
Legs should be fresh for this afternoons run.
PM Update: Run was ok but very fustrating. Ran after work downtown. It felt there was a parade or something with everyone all over the place. Felt like I was playing dodge ball.
ART session went well. My whole left side is weaker than my right hence all the pain from my neck and shoulders to my heels. She gave me some stretching exercises and I get to sit on the tennis ball...OUCH! I don't mind the roller but the ball is painful.
Called the LSB today too to talk about a new bike. I'm going to go in on Friday and see what we can do. Cross your fingers. I'm hoping I'll have it before my next race but that may be a little too soon. We'll see.
HAPPY HUMP DAY!!
Well, half my workout is done for the day. I'll do a 30 min run this afternoon after work and before my ART session. Ooooh, I can't wait to get me a massage! gimme..gimme..
UGH!!!!!!! Just found out that my freebie membership at IWU (where I swim) is in jepordy because the no one else uses the benefits and it's a trade out deal that's not giving back enough. Looks like I'll be a fitness cheerleader today trying to get more people to sign up. Wish me luck! K.
Didn't have to do a speed workout at the track after all. Schedule called for a nice Zone 2 run. PRE was a little high due to the heat and humidity. Had to keep slowing down to keep my HR in zone. I think I need to get my lactate threshold done again.
Did arm weights too but it takes too long to put this stuff in here. Maybe next time
1st. Core workout done for MAY/June Core Challenge !!! Yippeee.
GO SPURS GO !!!!!