Life in the Fast Lane

Happy Friday, friends!  TGIF, right?

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Glahhh—I still can’t believe I’ll kick off the 2013 triathlon racing season in Miami!

Workout #1 – FTE swimming

After two successful running and biking Full Throttle Endurance workouts this week, I was excited to get after it in the pool.  I was a little nervous, though; swimming is my Achilles’ heel, so I seeded myself in the “medium” lane this morning for warm-ups and hoped I wouldn’t get booted to the “slow” one.  How’s this for a pleasant surprise:  After I completed 100m, Andrew told me to hop over to one of the fast lanes—say what?! (Our group used five out of the six lanes in the pool, and there were four or five athletes in each.) I couldn’t believe it and even asked if he was sure—ha!  I held my own during the drills (lots of back kicking and single-arm stroking to focus on technique) and moved up to the second slot in my lane. (Some swimming etiquette I learned today:  The fastest swimmer goes first, the next fastest second, etc., so people maintain enough space.) I highly doubt this will be my normal lane, but at least I can say “remember that time I swam in the fast lane?”

Workout #2 – Running

After the swim session, I headed back to my apartment, changed clothes, and set out for a quick 30-minute run.  And just like that my workouts were done by 8 a.m.!

Breakfast

I literally spiced up my standard spinach and egg white sandwich with a slice of pepper jack cheese.

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Such a delicious combo!

Lunch

I ate a banana while running a few errands, so I didn’t feel super hungry when lunchtime rolled around.

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Another standard protein smoothie with a frozen banana, frozen kale, frozen strawberries, almond milk, and one scoop of Jay Robb egg-white protein powder.

Have you ever surprised yourself during a workout (positively or negatively)? What are your plans for the weekend?

26 Responses to Life in the Fast Lane

  1. Congrats on hanging with the fast lane!

  2. I surprised myself today with how comfortable I was keeping up tempo pace on the old dreadmill today…

  3. Go you! Workout done by 8? I’m impressed! By big weekend plans are hiking tomorrow!

  4. Gah, how did I miss your Miami kickoff announcement? Headed to check out the post now. :)

  5. Congrats on signing up for that Tri! So exciting. I definitely surprise myself during runs when I just zone out and before I know it, I look at my Garmin and my run is almost complete!

    • Runs like that are the best! Sometimes I zone out while driving and wonder how I get to my destination in one piece. At least zoning out while running is a little safer. :)

  6. Woo hoo fast lane! Way to go girl. Definitely a good feeling being done working out by 8am. Sometimes at the end of the run I get a pleasant surprise by my pace :) (and sometimes not lol)

  7. girl, fast lane status is baller. rock on!

  8. congrats on the tri! I know that you will do great :D

  9. Great job at swim practice! I was typically the first swimmer in my lane growing up, even with the boys! (But they are usually lazy during practice).

    We don’t have much planned this weekend, which is nice! Just a 12 miler tomorrow.

  10. Awesome workouts! Pepper jack cheese is my jam. I eat it on everything and by itself. One day I will learn to swim other than a doggie paddle. I promise!

  11. Great job in the fast lane! Although you know all of us had no doubt :) I’ve surprised myself on a couple really great runs, but it doesn’t happen often! haha

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