Happy Sunday, friends! Did you do anything fun this weekend? On Saturday, I completed my first true workout since Sunday’s debacle: a three-hour, 45-mile bike ride with a few teammates.
A little Christmas in July action.
We ventured across the George Washington Bridge (my second time, and I felt much more comfortable—progress!) and rode around New Jersey. My teammates are currently training for Timberman 70.3 in mid-August, and since I need to spend more time in the saddle, I was game for a long (for me), steady ride. It was so nice to escape the city for a bit, and even better, it wasn’t extremely hot!
Somehow, I rallied and went to work. And it was totally worth it because we received the Mizuno Wave Rider 16 in SU colors!
Alex, I know you understand! And yes, I wore this shoe during my entire eight-hour shift. And yes, I may buy it.
OK, enough sneaker talk. Looking ahead to this week’s workouts, it’s back to structured training. It was nice having a mid-season break, and it definitely helped me recover from Sunday, but I felt “off” all week; I missed powering through tough workouts and seeing my teammates, so there’s no doubt I’m ready to resume normal training. I’m also pumped to volunteer at Ironman Lake Placid this weekend!
Back during my high school basketball days, my team traveled to Lake Placid for a tournament, but I didn’t completely understand the significance of the area, in terms of the 1980 Winter Olympics—or triathlon of course. I’m road tripping with one of my teammates, and we plan to do lots of swimming and biking (and maybe some running) before volunteering on Sunday.
Here’s what’s on the docket this week. Let’s Write It Down, Do It Up!
(If you’re new to WIDDIU, here’s how it works: Every Sunday, I post my workout schedule for the week, and I invite you to do the same. This way, we can motivate each other and hold ourselves accountable. Sounds like a win-win, right?)
Monday – a.m. run with Full Throttle Endurance (FTE); a.m. swim
Tuesday – a.m. bike with FTE; a.m. strength train
Wednesday – a.m. brick workout with FTE—indoor cycle and run off the bike
Thursday – a.m. swim; a.m. run; a.m. strength train
Friday – Lake Placid
Saturday – Lake Placid
Sunday – volunteer at Ironman Lake Placid (off)
Have you traveled to volunteer at a race?