Plus â€“ my next race!
Last week was a bit lackluster, as far as Olympic tri training goes. Life got in the way, and there were a few times that I was just so wiped for momma duty and oh-so-not motivated to sweat. I normally aim to do 5 â€“ 6 workouts a week during tri season and only did 4 last week. But thatâ€™s okay â€“ itâ€™s not like 4 is bad! And everyone needs a â€˜step backâ€™ week occasionally. I just prefer to take them when Iâ€™m physically ready for a breakâ€¦. not emotionally ready. Know what I mean?
Okay. Enough babbling â€“ hereâ€™s my workouts from last week:
Tuesday: 1 mile of speedwork on the treadmill and 45 minute spin class
Wednesday: 1000 yard swim
Thursday: 10K run with jogging stroller
Saturday: 45 minutes bike ride on indoor trainer and a 5K run
Totals: 10.3 miles of running, 1000 yards of swimming, 1:30 of biking
By the way â€“ moving my bike onto the deck was the best decision EVER. I take it inside at night to ensure it doesnâ€™t get rained on, and itâ€™s certainly annoying to haul back and forth, but itâ€™s worth the effort. Itâ€™s so much more pleasant to â€˜rideâ€™ outside than indoors, and I prefer to read my Kindle instead of zoning out on TV (I like to be horizontal when watching TV, thankyouverymuch). Iâ€™m currently re-reading Divergent, which is just as good the second time around.
Our grass is looking a little rough, huh? Damn heat waves!
Iâ€™m 99.5% positive that Iâ€™ll be doing this Olympic triathlon in August. I did Stumpy Creek back in 2011, but it was a sprint distance. Now itâ€™s a 1500 meter swim, a 27 mile bike, and a 10K run. Iâ€™ve been looking for a longer tri to complete this summer, so Iâ€™m pretty pumped that they decided to change up Stumpy Creek. Itâ€™s a good course!
Now I just have to bite the bullet and register already.
Side Note: If youâ€™re in North Carolina, too, I just wanted to give you a heads up that many of the remaining Ramblin Rose beginner triathlons (Rock Hill, Huntersville, Chapel Hill, Winston-Salem) are about to experience registration fee increases. So register today!
Do you prefer to exercise to music, in front of the TV, with a book, or with no distractions at all?