Warm-up and cool-down mileage
No run yesterday; life was just too busy. Sometimes I can get lulled into a false sense of routine and then be rudely reminded of where I am, what I am doing, and what other people are trying to do to me. Everyone is okay and safe; just a disrupted, disjointed day.
Fell right back into it this morning. No B however; she must have been playing too much Ghost Recon last night. :) Still trying to do pull ups. I never could do them before; don't know why that would change now. I'll keep at it though.
I may have football practice this afternoon. If not, then I'll probably head to the pool.
Gym work this morning. I received my protein in the mail from Brian at Personal Best Nutrition (plug). He was nice enough to throw in some free samples as well. I took some this morning pre-lift and didn't feel any noticable differences. To be honest, I'm just trying to get some extra lean protein in my diet.
Ride this afternoon...
500m TT (9:21)
Run cut short due to bio break :(
Took a LOOONG time to get out of bed this morning. Usually I like to "sleep in" on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. "Sleep in" means get up at 0530, heading to the pool and "wet" by 0600. I was 30 minutes late today.
Did my swim qualifier for the Spring Biathlon; time posted above. It's about 30 seconds slower than my fall time; I've been slacking over the winter.
Recovery week means 5 miles today and Thursday. Saturday will probably bring a 30 minute LT TT instead. I'm continuing my base building by shifting to a weekly long run. I'll run 7 milers on Tuesday and Thursday and shift to a 9 miler on Saturday. Looking at my half-mary plan which starts in June, most of my weekly runs are 6-7 miles with a long run on the weekend so I'll start to mirror that in my training this week. My longest run of the plan is 15 miles so I may try to creep up to that distance. Also, I need to start adding just a little bit of speed work to prepare for 5k season. All of this is easily accomplished with a little bit of planning.
Now, if I could only get this focused on my swimming...
Did better than I thought...got to bed at midnight.
Good lift this morning. I've backed off weight on a number of exercises after some fatigue last week. Could be the best thing I've done because I haven't felt nearly as tight or "swollen" after my lifts. I think it will transfer well to my scheduled bike ride this evening.