Sunday's scheduled workout: 2 1/2 hour bike to a 45 minute run with a triathlon-style transition for practice. (I also planned to get up at 6 am and do a hilly route--as the triathlon is super hilly)
How Sunday's workout actually went: 6 am alarm went off, 7 am I got up and had a lazy morning with an egg breakfast. At 8 am I was on my way--out the door and up the hill.
My Bike: I took it easy and felt ok but not great. My throat had that cold, dry feeling which is really annoying. I included two reasonably big hill climbs and could have added a third but I was really tired and turned around after 50 minutes thinking it would take me longer to get back and the ride would be about 2 hours. I got back in 45 minutes making the ride about an hour and a half.
My Transition: I came in the house, drank some water, went to the bathroom, put my hair in pigtails, changed into running clothes, talked to my sister--who woke up, said good morning and then went back to bed. Then I stretched, selected an album on my ipod, put some more sunscreen on my face and finally headed out the door.
My Run: I meant to follow the same bike path so that I would end up doing at least one big hill, but I was exhausted so I turned downhill at the end of the driveway instead of uphill. I ran the short, flat route (25 to 30 minutes) and was still struggling. Plus I did not drink nearly enough water while biking to prepare for the 80 degree weather at 10 in the morning on my run. (I know megan--you would love 80 degree weather at 10 in the morning:)
The good thing is that even though I was tired, my body felt like it knew what to do and my legs did well carrying me through the workout.
I am getting frustrated that things seem to keep getting in the way of the weekend workouts. It makes me nervous as those are pretty important steps in my training and with Wildflower only a month away.
The latest? I broke out in Hives last Thursday night and I am pretty sure I got them from using seventh generation's powder laundry detergent.
I got it the worst on my chest and stomach so there was no way that I was going to put on a sports bra. And aside from the fact I wanted to scratch my skin off, I was advised to stay out of the sun while taking the medicine the doctors prescribed, so I was house bound the entire weekend--missing yet another major weekend of workouts.
I did however learn a few things:
Benedryl works better as an antihistamine when taken orally--forget the gels
Xyzal is an even better antihistamine
Oatmeal baths make you feel like you are bathing in vomit (and don't actually work that well--stick with a cold compress)
Cortozone shots are good
The Bourne Ultimatum wasn't all that different from the other two films
Seventh Generation powder laundry detergent is no good
-I swapped Monday and Tuesday's workouts, and Wednesday and Thursday's workouts, so I am swimming on Mon/wed and running / cycling on Tues and Thurs.
-I did ActiveX on Friday instead of resting.
-I did not get the chance to run on Saturday.
-My bike workouts were longer and more intense than they were supposed to be.
Week Three workouts (12/3-12/9)
-I missed my Wednesday swim
-I rested on Thursday as well
-I did my bike ride and strength training on Friday instead of Thursday.
-I plan to do the Saturday run and the Sunday ride as planned.
Thoughts and Questions:
Swim: I like having my swims on Monday and Wednesday so I would like to stick with that.
Strength: I am still trying to fit ActiveX into my schedule but I am not sure how that will conflict with climbing in the future. Plus one of the ActiveX days is Friday, which is supposed to be my rest day.
Bike: I ride with a lot of people who are better than me, when should I go alone and when is it OK to push myself on what is supposed to be a low intensity ride?
Yoga: Finally, If I wanted to get in on an occasional yoga class, what would be the best day for that?
On another note: I signed up for Wildflower over the weekend--even though every time I mention it, people tell me it is one of the most difficult triathlons out there...and even though I read this article about the race.
Looks like I will have to do a lot of hill training to prepare. Bring it on!
Belle is a little active but she wants to get more active. Follow her through videos and blogs as she works with help from Active Expert Gale Bernhardt to prepare for the wildflower triathlon next May.