This is the year, I stop saying "THIS IS THE YEAR"

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Troy,MI 
Today
Sunny High 82FLow 60F
  • Temp: 70F
  • Hum: 87%
  • W: 7mph SSW
WEDNESDAY
Sunny
High 84F
Low 64F
THURSDAY
Sunny
High 85F
Low 69F
FRIDAY
Light rain shower
High 89F
Low 52F
SATURDAY
Sunny
High 74F
Low 51F

Sunday - April 10

Bike
  • 2h 11m 44s
  • 31.03 miles
  • 14.13 Mi/hr

Macomb orchard trail and Armada with Pammy and Jules...bike n bitch!

Run
  • 28m 54s
  • 3.13 miles
  • 09m 14s /Mi

from the house...HOT! Whoo hoo!

Swim
  • 45m
  • 850.00 meters
  • 05m 17s /100 meters

OU pool with Coach Bonnie and team...filmed in water, drills and 1 200 at the very end

Biked, ran and swam...updates in the morning...I'm full of Joannes red wine and pooped, plus (bahhhh) it's a school night!
 

*Foggy easy peasy spin with Pammy and Jules.  Was glad I had the underarmor top and my team jacket!  The sun finally came out with about 15 minutes left in the ride.  But it is soooo spring.  The spring peepers were just a singin' their sexy song! LOVE LOVE LOVE hearing the spring peepers sing while I ride! It makes me happy!!! 

So I went from knickers and underarmor to a running skirt and sleeveless top.  The heat affected my hr on this little run!  My tummy got a bit grumpy too, and when I decided to run through the little tiny trail by the school(which was toooo muddy), a tree bit me, but who cares!  Sun, wind, warm.  Yessss!

Then after some food, I went to OU for my first team swim with Bonnie.  We started from square one with very basic drills, got ourselves taped above and below the water and did a 200 to finish.  But the best part is that I got pulled over before the swim on campus, and DIDN'T get a ticket.  So deserved one, but the luck of the irish was with me!  Thank goodness! :)*

  • Health data: Sleep: 3

Saturday - April 9


 Unscheduled day off...wow...three white days in one week. Oh my!

Friday - April 8

Bike
  • 1h 00m
  • 13.00 miles
  • 13.00 Mi/hr

drainer active recovery ride watching Lake Placid Coach Tony Dvd...wowza...can't wait to see the rest!!!

more de crapping of Chez Marshall.  Quick spin for an hour late in the day as my plan called for.  Recovery weeks are hard.  :)  I lose motivation to do my work outs with these pesky days off!

  • Health data: Hours slept: 8

Thursday - April 7

Wednesday - April 6

Bike
  • 1h 30m
  • 24.50 miles
  • 16.33 Mi/hr

30 wu
3x:10 Max power, 2:50 ar
1:00 max power, 4:00 ar
5:00 max power, 10:00 ar
20:00 max power (test) 10:00 ar

Ate like an oinker last night at J. Alexanders with Dave.  Wine, check.  Steak, check. Smashed garlic taters, check.  Giant carrot cake with frosting, check!  We shared all of the above and a cobb salad ( I had some, not tons) but MOOOOOO!  Big number on the scale today.  :(  I've been having a hard time being motivated to eat cleanly.  I bet my eat clean mojo is hanging out at a bar drinking and smoking big fat stoagies with my swim motivation.  :(

Well, tonight was power test night and after a day off from training yesterday (don't be fooled...I worked my fanny off de-crapping my son's room with him...lots of toting and lugging and up and down the stairs...but very statisfied with with the results!)  I had hopes of a great test, but it didn't go so hot.  It hurt like hell and I wanted to quit about 10 minutes in, but I figured I'd suffered through almost all of it, so finish it out.  And I did.  The bonus is I was the least stressed I've ever been about a test.  The more frequent testing is teaching me to suffer I suppose.  I didn't get my new number yet, but my guess is just a tad up or down. 

Yoga beforehand was restorative, but man, it is soooo hard!!!  I love Andrea's yoga!  It's a hoot to watch my teammates try and get bendy...we are all so NOT bendy!  Except for our teacher of course! :) 

Tonight, compression tights, tomorrow DAY OFF...AGAIN!  Woot!  I may even try to squeeze a massage in there, or an ART appointment.  We shall see!

  • Health data: Sleep: 3 Hours slept: 7.75

Tuesday - April 5

Monday - April 4

Bike
  • 1h 30m
  • 21.70 miles
  • 14.47 Mi/hr

2009 Du nationals course-pure evil
24 wu
60:00 ride zone to match grade
-6 to -2% en zone
-2 to 2% tempo zone
2-6% threshold zone
6-14% vo2max zone
6:00 cd

Run
  • 58m 14s
  • 6.01 miles
  • 09m 41s /Mi

10 wu
5x2:00 threshold,2:00 ar
5x:30 ac, 3:30 ar
10 cd

Well, the threshold repeats were wonky...wind made it challenging, but it still felt good.  Same for the AC repeats...windy windy windy! :)  Just could not make myself go to the gym though.  It wasn't raining and I just didn't want to do the dreadmill.  It is a great way to hit the proper paces though. 

Test week....bahhhh.  To the lab I go. 

*Holy Shit Balls!!!!  The usual threshold repeats for test week went out the window tonight at the lab, and that was one mother of a ride!  Super hilly course full of climbing and decents and no true recovery.  Wowza.  Standing...a lot!  I really didn't hold the vo2max stuff during the tough climbs...I did my run today (as it was scheduled for me) but usually it falls on Tuesday.  Soooo, the sticks were a tad used before the ride, but I was lead biker for a bit of the workout and ended up second on my side of the lab behind Scribs.  Not too shabby.  I really should have known it was gonna be tough...Ranger said it sucked (and he never complains!)  But I had no idea at that point the workout had changed from the norm.  I ended up (god help me) kind of liking it.  Maybe because I survived.  Maybe because I know I have so much climbing to do this year...nah...because I survived!!!*

  • Health data: Sleep: 3 Hours slept: 7.5

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