Like last week, I said “yes” to a lot of real-person things like going out to dinner and taking advantage of happy hour—and I’m exhausted. It’s funny now triathlon endurance doesn’t translate to real life!
Saturday night cannoli at the San Gennaro Festival in Little Italy
Even so, all of Coach Pat’s run workouts were completed. It’s all about consistency.
General training notes: Knock on wood, running is feeling good these days. (Sidebar: is this what happens when you focus on only one sport?) Almost every outing reminds me of how I felt leading up to the Philly Half last year, which is a good sign. However, I’m definitely going to manage expectations as the races approaches. A PR would be awesome, but that’s not the short- or long-term goal.
Monday – off
Tuesday – a.m. run and strength train
I wore a shirt (read: not a tank top) for this steady five miler along the West Side Highway. Fall, is that you?
Wednesday – a.m. CompuTrainer class at Tailwind Endurance
Let’s say I spent more time trying to change my tube and fiddling with my trainer tire than actually riding. (Note to self: get to the bike shop ASAP.) When all was said and done, I spent about 30 minutes riding easy.
Thursday – a.m. run
My friend hosted a dinner party the previous night (#sayyestolife), and I was feeling a little sluggish after multiple glasses of white wine. My legs loosened up after the first mile, though, and I ran another four with some pickups sprinkled in.
Friday – a.m. swim with the Bearcat masters
The first thing to note about this workout is my #wannabeswimmer cluelessness. When I trained with a tri team, we always used pull buoys for sculling, so when I grabbed one this morning for our 100m set, I got some funny looks. Apparently that’s not what real swimmers do. Lesson learned. Second, there was a ton of IM work, and since I don’t have a race coming up, I didn’t have a valid excuse to forgo the butterfly. I was ready for a nap after that 3,400m practice.
Saturday – a.m. run and strength train
Easy four miler with strength training and corework
Sunday – a.m. run
Eight miles to and through Central Park. I started out slightly fast so I focused on easing off the gas a bit and maintaining proper form. There was also a tune-up 18 milers happening, and its electric energy totally made my run. I also felt like a slacker for shutting it down at eight when those folks had 10 more miler to run. (But I am not running the New York City Marathon so …)
Total miles: 22
What’s your current favorite workout?