I had a really tough week with a lot of Ups and Downs. But! I accomplished everything that I need to get done, it was just frustrating to get it done. I guess that makes me feel more accomplished? Where do I start?
Let's go with a list with a DOWN, followed by an UP.
DOWN: Last Sunday I thought I would never walk again after a super hard run
UP: Monday my legs felt fine?
DOWN: Monday I was getting sick. It was in my chest and moving up to my throat
UP: Did a 500 yard TT in the pool and finished with a 7:16, 14 seconds faster than 10 or 12 weeks prior.
DOWN: Tuesday I got a flat rear tire on the trainer. Must have been an old tube as the puncture was on the tire side.
UP: Followed it with a good run, despite thinking I would never walk again two days prior.
DOWN: Had two meetings dropped on me on Wednesday that killed my time to swim.
UP: Had an even better run on Wednesday with some decent speed.
DOWN:More meetings killed an outdoor bike ride (it was in the low 50's out!)
Double DOWN: My Thurs PM swim suuuuuuuuuuucked.
UP: My Friday AM OUTDOOR RIDE was PHENOMENAL! My old cycling legs have made a comeback finally
DOWN: My PowerTap hub went on the fritz
UP: My PowerTap hub went into rockstar mode....aka I was pushing 300+ watts on the flats without breaking a sweat? Unless I got injected with 'roids, my hub was fried. Cool to see that wattage though!
double UP: I fixed the hub's issues with new batteries, torque zeroing and a new battery for the cycling computer head unit.
DOWN: Was driving into Manhattan and got hit (sorta sideswiped) by some jerk who thought it would be cool to just come into my lane and THEN flee the scene! Thanks!
|The big black is just most of the dirt wiped away from the hit....I gotta wash my car!|
double UP: Met up with my sister in The City and ate at S'MAC, a freaking AWESOME mac & cheese place. I got plain old with hotdogs mixed in it. Throw in some ketchup and I am 5 years old again!
DOWN: The 60 degrees of Friday turned into high 30's and SUPER windy on Saturday, killing any chance of a long outdoor ride.
UP: Still had a successful outdoor 90 min run, going 11 miles for an 8:11 pace. I felt like shit the entire way and the wind and crazy-where-the-heck-did-you-come-from-snow didn't help, but I felt accomplished considering the circumstances.
DOWN: The wind never died down and it got even colder on Sunday, again, killing any chance of an outdoor ride
Double DOWN: My compuTrainer went on the fritz and I wasn't able to ride the Lake Placid course like I had planned.
UP: Fortunately "Avatar" is roughly 2.5 hours, so a quick substitute was made and I had a good ride. NO sit bone issues and my legs felt the best all season. Certain wattage is getting easier to hit!
double UP: Killed my 30 min run and did 4 miles, despite sandbagging the last mile. Saw some 7:2X splits.
Here are the week's totals:
Swim: 8100 yards
Bike: 92.64 miles
Run: 32.3 miles
13 total hours
7 weeks exactly till the 70.3 down in Galveston. My run is there and I am exited for it to get even better. My swim is there, and like the run, am excited to see it get honed. BUT! I am getting worried about the bike. I had a good outdoor ride last weekend and that good outdoor ride on Friday, but I really need get out longer outside at least 5 times between now and then. I know my bike can improve a lot more, but I am really limited by the trainer. I just does NOT replace the outdoors, no matter how hard you try.
Hope you had a good weekend!