Is it just me or was that the longest week ever? Even with a foodie adventure and informal team social, the past seven days totally dragged by. As per usual, I wanted this post to go live on Sunday, but I was a little busy.
A few coworkers and I saw Catching Fire, and it was so good. So good. Definitely better than the first one in my opinion. See it ASAP.
Anyway, after last week’s series of subpar workouts, my motivation returned, and I logged some great sessions:
Monday – a.m. run; p.m. bike trainer
The 60-minute run was my focus, so I sprinkled in some intervals. I still haven’t been wearing my watch, which means these sections have been based on perceived effort. After work, I hopped on the trainer and spun out my legs for 30 minutes.
Tuesday – a.m. swim; p.m. bike trainer
Oh, look who made it to the pool. As I wrote, this swim was on the shorter side (about 40 minutes). Since this workout wasn’t taxing, I worked the bike in the afternoon: 50 minutes, my longest ride this offseason.
Wednesday – a.m. run and strength train; p.m. bike trainer
Thursday – a.m. run and strength train
I hit a workout wall and had a difficult time getting this one done: short tempo run on the ‘mill and then full-body lift. Swimming didn’t happen, but that actually worked in my favor; at our team social, one of my teammates offered to teach me how to flip turn the next morning. Count this wannabe swimmer in!
Friday – a.m. “swim,” which was technically a flip-turn clinic
This may be the first edition of Flip-Turn Friday; I’m drafting a post about my wannabe swimmer tendencies. A few months ago, one of my coaches held an informal how-to and told us there are four flip-turn progressions. In the group, I made it through phase two (or flipping in the water without a noodle), so I had a general idea of how to flip. Anyway, my teammate was a great teacher, and even though I feel gassed after 100 yards (as the real swimmers know, flip turning affects breathing), I feel so much more legit!
Saturday – off
The store hosts free yoga classes on Saturday mornings, and I planned to practice—but we had a full house!
If I can’t do yoga because we reached our R.S.V.P. cap, then I can live with that. It also means I’m doing my job, ha.
Sunday – a.m. easy run and strength train
I lead a chilly and windy group run, and we covered three miles.
Since I’m heading home for Thanksgiving, I’m not sure how intense my workouts will be. Unfortunately, I won’t have my bike with me, and I just called my local pool’s hotline, and it sounds like it will be closed until further notice—womp, womp. So I’ll just run all the miles. Here’s this week’s Write It Down, Do It Up:
Monday – a.m. run and strength train
Tuesday – a.m. CompuTrainer class
Wednesday – a.m. swim
Thursday – 4th Annual F-M Turkey Trot
Friday – run
Saturday – off
Sunday – run
Who else will be trotting on Turkey Day?