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

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Troy,MI 
Today
Sunny High 78FLow 60F
  • Temp: 75F
  • Hum: 45%
  • W: 7mph W
SATURDAY
Moderate or heavy rain shower
High 83F
Low 64F
SUNDAY
Sunny
High 87F
Low 61F
MONDAY
Sunny
High 71F
Low 50F
TUESDAY
Sunny
High 77F
Low 53F

Wednesday - April 20

Swim
  • 1h 00m
  • 2650.00 meters
  • 02m 16s /100 meters

300 Swim AR-EN, 100 Kick AR-EN, 50 Drill AR-EN w/:30
2 x 4 x 200 @ 4:00 (repeat the following 2 times. These are 200s nonstop but changing of effort. Each 200 is on the interval above):
#1-50 TH, 150 EN
#2-100 TH, 100 EN
#3-150 TH, 50 EN
#4-200 TH
100 AR
8 x 25 with fins @ :45 (Odds-AC kick, Evens- EN swim)
100 AR-EN

Bike
  • 1h 30m
  • 27.01 miles
  • 18.01 Mi/hr

5ar
5xILD 1 both, :30 lf,1 both, :30 rt
5 ar
30 tempo (held mid tempo throughout)
5x1:00 AC w/ 3:00 ar
cadence pyramid 80-120-80 1:00 each
6 ar cd

Huge thunder woke me up thinking the house had been hit by lightning!  YIKES!  The storm kept me up for quite a while.  Then when I did get up this am...dog piddle in the bathroom to greet me. Those dogs are lucky they are cute.  Just sayin'.  Got Brian to the ortho, dropped off at school and hit the pool.

200 set times: had a long break between sets...saw Terese and shared the workout with her! The times are for yards, so I took about :20 seconds or so of rest after each 200.
4:01,3:52,3:49,3:42
3:52,3:52,3:51,3:49 (really fell apart on the last 200!)
Then I did 8x50 instead of 25's. First couple I did ac kick there, swim back. :-/ Then I finished them out at ac kick for 50, en swim for 50. All on about 1:00. Yesh. ADD and the pool do not mix! LOL. 

Dave comes home today!  Yay! :)

 

*good ride again tonight. Held mid tempo for the main set.  Nice!  Rolling right into a minute of AC (318watts or higher) with no ar after tempo was TOUGH.  My legs were pretty glad to be done by the 5th set!!!  The rest was all good.  I'm happy with how the legs are dealing with this weeks work so far. :)*  

  • Health data: Sleep: 2 Hours slept: 7

Tuesday - April 19

Run
  • 1h 00m
  • 6.73 miles
  • 08m 55s /Mi

5 min wu walk to jog
40 tempo (10@7.0,10 @7.1, 10@7.2,5@7.3,5@7.4mph)
5x:30ac (9.3)1:30 ar
5 cd jog

Sport
  • Core Training
  • 20m

6 ab ripper exercises 15-20 reps depending on how WEAK I was at doing them.
planks: regular, right side stacked, regular,left side stacked. Ow.

I got a lot done today. :)  Moved the run to the afternoon because I had to take Brian to the ortho...NOT because I was stalling! :)  Yay! 

The run was good! (I don't know where that high HR came from...the highest I saw was 178!) I did one leg squats and hip swings to warm up and rolled a bit too.  Started at the bottom of my tempo pace and THOUGHT I'd end up at the top with 10 minute bumps...but no.  My brain does not do simple math anymore, so the last ten had to be split to reach the top!  :)  Last 15 minutes required some focus, but still felt really good.  The AC's were very doable and I just focused on relaxing during them instead of forcing fast leg turnover.  Worked well! :) 

I wanted to do the ab ripper stuff Bonnie had on my schedule, but the link was not in my TP account like I thought.  I youtube'd it and found half of the exercises, which were hard enough to do on their own WITHOUT my dogs attacking my legs and dropping toys and tennis balls on me!!!  Gahhh!  That stuff was hard, and I am SOFT in the middle!  And the pups did NOT help mommy! Lol!

I had a nice dinner out with Brian, our last night without Dave. We ate at Kims, the crappy Chinese place.  I got my sizzling rice soup which is full of lean protein and veggies...everything else there is icky!

  Florida boy comes home tomorrow. :)  He was kind enough to let me know he was in South Beach today looking at boobs.  Nice. Lol!

  • Health data: Sleep: 3 Hours slept: 6.75

Monday - April 18

Swim
  • 53m 20s
  • 2450.00 meters
  • 02m 11s /100 meters

3x150 swim/drill/swim by 50 :20
6x50 te on 1:15
all threshold
100 2:00
200 4:00
300 6:00
400 8:00
500
200 cd

Bike
  • 1h 30m
  • 28.48 miles
  • 18.99 Mi/hr

5 ar
5x ild 1:00 both, :30 rt, 1:00 both, :30 lf
5 ar
3x10:00 threshold, 2:00 ar
cadence 60-120-60 1:00 each :30 at en, :30 at tempo
14 cd

Totally didn't want to swim.  Again.  Finally made my way to the pool and got it done.  I had faster times prescribed for the threshold sets, but they were based on yards, and no way was I gonna make them in meters.  I pushed as best as I could and did ok. Stupid goggles left nasty marks.  Looked like I got punched in BOTH my eyes.  Sexy...NOT!

Brian's track practice got cancelled from the snow...(grrrrr) so I had to run him back up to LTF and walk next to him while he did his couch to 5k plan.  We grabbed quiznos (rip off...but he got cheesed out of dinner yesterday since he didn't come to Kaity's concert with us.  I let him pick!) ate, and I headed to the lab.

Killer threshold ride.  As in I felt great and killed it.  Was in mid to high threshold for most of it and felt really good throughout.  That was a nice surprise.  I really wasn't geeked to ride, but am so glad I did.  Must have been the few minutes in the bubble tub. ;)  One bonus of swimming at LTF....I love me some bubble tub time! :)

  • Health data: Sleep: 3 Hours slept: 7

Sunday - April 17

Run
  • 2h 00m 01s
  • 12.10 miles
  • 09m 55s /Mi

from house in nasty winds

Tried to run at my Vdot long run pace....it's 10:09's but was a little fast.  Not much though.  I did the cadence drills as prescribed in the second half of the run.  Those felt surprisingly good.  Stupid bra bit me twice.  Moving Comfort really is NOT all that comfortable.  That's 3 bras of theirs that I'm having issue with.  Those things weren't cheap either.  :-<  Boys have it easy...no bras to deal with, and no shirt either if the weather cooperates...or you are Pdub. Lol!


 

  • Health data: Sleep: 2 Hours slept: 7

Saturday - April 16

Run
  • 40m
  • 4.20 miles
  • 09m 31s /Mi

brick runs...first 5 min tempo, 2nd 5 ar

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

brick ride 5 tempo, 5 ar, 5 tempo...straight to run

Woke up 4 times. :(  Eyes were puffy and sore this am.  :(  Don't know if my new mascara irritates them or not.  Could have been all the tearing up on the ride, but my left eye was sore a bit yesterday too. :(  Maybe the running nose and puffy eyes is allergies?  I've never had them before, but maybe? 

Good brick session.  Legs were a tad heavy this am even though I slept in my zoots.  But...after warming up they were happy to go at tempo on the bike and run.  :) 

Keeping my fingers crossed for calm winds for all my friends running the Glass City half and full marathon in the morning.  Especially for Ranger in his BQ attempt, and Miss Nell on her first full!!!  NO WIND!!!!  :)

  • Health data: Sleep: 2 Hours slept: 7.5

Friday - April 15

Bike
  • 2h 20m 40s
  • 40.26 miles
  • 17.17 Mi/hr

Island lake, Kensington, Island lake.

Rode Fiona for the first time today on the road! :)  I was feeling speedy for the first couple miles... all aero on the new more aggressive rig...the 20mph tailwind didn't hurt though! Once again I've found that the hills at IL and Kensington have done training this winter too.  :)  Neck got tired about 2 hours into the ride.  My itb on the right was a tad grumpy and my periformus on the left was grumpy too! 

Mostly, I was grossing myself out with the sheer volume of snot I was creating (and rocketing and spitting!) so much so that I have a raw spot from my full finger gloves rubbing it off too hard...that and dealing with frozen feet.  Everything else was good...just the tootsies were numb from the wind.  Which was 23 mph and making white caps on the water at IL when I left.  Sooooo, yeah...I'm kinda feeling like a bad ass for riding today. :)  Hats off to Scribs for not letting me whine my way into a lab ride, and Ron for forbidding me to come back to the shop to ride.  He hooked me up with my new water bottle, pedals and showed me how to put on my rear zipp which luckily I won't have to make any adjustments to do myself.

My garmin is acting weird...the time on the run yesterday and this ride are different than the watch.  Less time which equals faster  for the distance here in BT than in Training peaks.  I wonder if it is showing elapsed time instead of actual.  I need to investigate. :) 

  • Health data: Sleep: 4 Hours slept: 7.5

Thursday - April 14

Run
  • 1h 31m 18s
  • 9.50 miles
  • 09m 37s /Mi

at Kensington with Miss Trixie

  • Health data: Sleep: 3 Hours slept: 6.5

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