Happy Friday, friends! TGIF, right?
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.!
I literally spiced up my standard spinach and egg white sandwich with a slice of pepper jack cheese.
Such a delicious combo!
I ate a banana while running a few errands, so I didn’t feel super hungry when lunchtime rolled around.
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?