Fleet Feet Women's 10K
I ran this one pretty hard and likely would have had a slightly better time if the air by Lake Michigan hadn't been soooooo heavy. Stopped to walk for about 30 seconds in mile 4 and for another 15 in mile 5. BUT, this is a PR by over 2.5 minutes from last fall so I can't argue. :)
Plus, I raced with Whizzz, CindyK and StartingToTri and that was a blast too. Thanks ladies!
Worked on maintaining even effort up hills and cornering.
1.2 miles FAST, preferable at 7:45 or better
Supposed to ride outside with Brett today--work on cornering and other fun stuff. Not sure it'll happen though with the rain that's been predicted. Either way, I know I'll get some workout in with da coach.
Last day for my sitter. So sad. It was nice while it lasted. :(
10' Z1, 25' Z2, 10' Z1
Took Jack to the farmers market and then the zoo this morning. I just LOVE when we get to the market early and there are plenty of heirloom tomatoes there. Can't wait to tuck into those tonight! Little basil, little marinated mozzererlla. Mmmmmm. Lucky me!
Hitting the trainer for 45 minutes when Jack has his nap, which should be shortly.
Short and easy trainer ride. Slightly disrrupted by Jack waking up early. Had to wait 30 minutes until Frank came home before I could finish. Felt good though. Not screamin' from the hammies.
350 easy free + 50 dolphin kick on back with zoomers + 100 breaststroke + 250 free with ankle bands + 200 butterfly drill with zoomers + 500 easy free, rest 10'' + 400 easy free, rest 10'' + 500 easy free, rest 10'' + 100 backstroke
Swam this morning. A little discomfort but nothing terrible. I'm just pooped today. Maybe it's because I'm working on kicking the soda habit. Morning coffee only lasts so long.
Going to get half hour massage later today. :)
BTW, I just found out today a friend of mine from high school is on BT. His name is Jonathan, he raced SoR last weekend and is a pretty cool dood. If you are so inclined to say hi to him his BT user name is jnieuwsma. And it appears he doesn't have any BT friends. Wah, wah, wah. :(
I'd like to get the swim in that I missed this morning and shoot for trainer ride tonight. Just not sure if I can squeeze in a trip for a massage, which really might benefit my body the most given the whole hammy issue. Which seems to only be problematic in very contrived situations today like when a bend from the waist to touch my toes while standing.
Well .... it looks like I'll be taking care of a slight hammy tweak. I pulled up out of my run today during the third 4x1200 after nailing the first two: 7:07, 7:13. I could feel something was off during my warmup. I even stopped to stretch for 10 minutes after warming up for 10 minutes. During the third I was painfully aware of my left hammy and decided to pull the plug. Well, sort of. I went to gym and tried to finish there but after two attempts at the 1200 and only getting through 400-500M I decided enough was enough and maybe I should leave the thing alone. Spent another 20 minutes stretching various other muscles and called coach.
I'm thinking to try the swim tomorrow. We'll see about the rest from there. I must say that the nap I had today was delightful and followed up by flowers from my husband. :)