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I feel 100% better this morning!  I guess two nights of 9+ hours of sleep will do that for a girl. :)  I woke up at 6 AM and promptly got ready to go to the gym. 

 

My pre-workout snack consisted of 1/2 a rice cake and some PB:

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Con cafe, of course!

 

Running Hiatus Workout #11

 

I decided to mix up my cardio by working out on both the elliptical and the rower:

 

  • 20 minutes on elliptical, Level 5 at 50 RPM
  • 10 minutes on the rower, 1650 meters

 

My strength training was pretty basic:

 

  • 100 bicycle crunches
  • 20 push-ups
  • 10 plank to push-ups

 

I also did 5 minutes of foam rolling my IT Band.  It hurt so much it brought tears to my eyes!  But it felt sooo good afterwards.  If you are not foam rolling, you are missing out!

 

I read Triathlete Life while on the elliptical and really started to think about my upcoming Metric Century bike race and triathlon.  I’ve put together a training plan that I’ll post on Monday, and I’m just so excited to get started!  It’s fun to think of myself as a multi-sport athlete and not just a runner.  Putting myself in the "runner" box is dangerous!  I can do ANYTHING I put my mind to, and I WILL finish a tri this summer!  (If you haven’t read about my 1st failed attempt at a tri, check out this post).

 

My post-workout breakfast was DIVINE!

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My oatmeal contained:

 

  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 sliced banana
  • Toppings: strawberries, blackberries, and flax

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The dogs are begging to be walked, so I better go!  Have a great morning…. and come back soon, because I’ll be revealing my fun weekend getaway location! šŸ™‚

{ 6 comments }

 

  • Nicole (anotheronebitesthecrust.wordpress.com) May 1, 2009, 5:55 am

    I am excited to hear about your weekend getaway!

  • Meg May 1, 2009, 5:56 am

    Glad you are feeling better. Can’t wait to see where you are headed.

  • Ashley & Bo May 1, 2009, 6:11 am

    Yay for feeling better, getting rest, and listening to your body! I’m so proud of you! This morning when I walked to the gym I knew I couldn’t make myself run as I was quite sore from yesterdays AM workout and Physique at 7pm last night. Therefore I did 20 mins on the elliptical and 20 minutes on this really cool new treadmill. The tread is split in two and goes up and down…crazy to describe! I’ll post about it later:) Hop on over and enter my contest!!

  • Natalie May 1, 2009, 7:54 am

    foam rollers are in fact amazing!!! keep at it! i cried the first couple of times i used it, but the pain has significantly subsided and now it just feels good šŸ™‚ i use it on my IT bands but also on my hip flexors which has been super successful!

  • Lindsay May 2, 2009, 7:50 am

    hey caitlin, lots of people have been talking about foam rollers, but i’m still not really sure how to use it – do you have any suggestions on how to start? thanks!

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point May 2, 2009, 8:17 am

    lindsay – here’s a great list of foam roller exercises:

    http://sportsmedicine.
    about.com/od/flexibility
    andstretching/ss/
    FoamRoller.htm

    (no spaces)

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