Hiya, friends! Not going to lie, I really didn’t want this weekend to end. ‘Tis the season for holiday gatherings, which I’ve been able to fully enjoy thanks to the offseason. As you know, my triathlon team hosted its party Thursday night where I received the award for Most Improved Cyclist; and on Friday, some of my coworkers and I completed our annual Fun and Sexy Run.
Plus, there were two parties on the calendar Saturday night. Needless to say, I’m enjoying being a “real girl,” and it will be tough to transition back to my triathlete ways in a few weeks.
Speaking of, this week proved to be a mixed bag in terms of workouts. Even though I logged some quality sessions, I deviated from my original plan and sort of fell off the swimming wagon. Meh.
Monday – a.m. 45-minute bike trainer ride
I wanted to try the new-to-me Cobb Gen2 saddle before Tuesday morning’s CompuTrainer class, and immediately, I noticed a huge (read: positive) difference. It’s going to be a tough saddle to top, but I hope to try the Cobb V-Flow this week.
Tuesday – a.m. CompuTrainer class at Tailwind Endurance; p.m. 40-minute easy shakeout run
As per usual, another butt-kicking class for Threshold Tuesday. We warmed up and completed shorter intervals before tackling our main set: one 15-minute effort and one 10-minute effort at our wattage threshold. I still have plenty of room for improvement, but I’m already starting to notice a difference in terms of overall strength and average wattage. We’re doing a true threshold test this Tuesday, and even though I’ll be riding the pain train, I’m excited to see what kind of effort I can produce. Oh, and I went running on a whim after work. Figured it would be a good idea to turn over my legs and jumpstart the recovery process.
Wednesday – a.m. 40-minute bike trainer ride
Another day, another ride on the trainer. Starting to notice a pattern? Like I wrote last week, I’ve been enjoying the offseason biking a lot and honest prefer it to running right now.
Thursday – off
So we had an early morning team photo shoot for our calendar. Really.
And I planned to swim afterward. However, the master’s program took over the pool, and honestly, I could not motivate myself to run so I took an unplanned rest day. No regrets.
Friday – a.m. 20-minute bike trainer spin out and strength train; p.m. run
OK, so the fact that I chose to warm up for my strength training on the trainer as opposed to the ‘mill speaks volumes. Just saying. Also, since we had our Fun and Sexy Run at night, I knew some running miles would be logged.
Fun and sexy times had by all. Without getting into the backstory, the girls dressed up as “fun”—lots of neon, sparkly headbands, and bright compression sleeves. And the boys did “sexy”—shirtless with three-inch split shorts. Since we started running around 9 p.m., there may have been some adult beverages consumed beforehand. Anyway, we ran through Central Park, took some photos by the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, and basically bopped around midtown yelling, cheering, and ringing cowbells. Oh, and not only did we take a bunch of ridiculous pictures, but we also crashed a bunch of tourists’ photos—and a lot of them asked for photos with us too.
Saturday – a.m. yoga
Yep, waking up was tough, but our free in-store yoga class was worth it.
Sunday – 45-minute bike trainer ride
During the Syracuse basketball game, of course.
Here’s what I have on the docket this week—let’s Write It Down, Do It Up:
Monday – a.m. run and strength train
Tuesday – a.m. CompuTrainer class; p.m. run
Wednesday – a.m. swim; p.m. indoor bike trainer
Thursday – a.m. swim; p.m. indoor bike trainer and strength train
Friday – a.m. run and strength train
Saturday – a.m. run
Sunday – off
How do you make time for fitness during the holidays?