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"...In the end, people either have excuses or experiences; reasons or results; buts or
brilliance. They either have what they wanted or they have a detailed list of all the rational reasons why not."
~ Anonymous (taken from Matt Erbele's, It Takes Time to Get Good)
Monday, May 12, 2008
Training Week in Review
Thank you all for the support of my latest harebrained idea. I am excited and more than a little scared.
This week was insane, but I got some good training in and conquered a fear (ok, 'conquered' is strong, we will say 'faced'). More on that later.
Tuesday I did intervals on my run. Intervals are hard, and are especially UN-fun in the heat. But, I did all six of them. Go me. Swim class was good except they removed my beloved swim bubble which makes it significantly colder and more exposed. Ick.
On Thursday, I had my first fall of the season on the bike. Notice I said fall, not crash. Yep, I fell at a stop sign from a complete stop. The bike survived with minor blemishes as did I, but it was a little embarrassing since I fell right in front of a car that was waiting to turn. This prompted the driver to come out and dramatically wave her hands around and ask if I was ok. Nice of her, but I would have rather just got up and rode away. It was apparently one of the scariest things that had ever happened to her. (It does make me wonder how close she was to hitting the accelerator and squashing me. Whatever. I am fine.)
Fear facing: On Saturday, my tri clinic had the first open water swim. Needless to say I was not thrilled about the prospect of re-entering the ocean after the Pac Grove Swim Debacle of 2007. (Picture: Right before the swim 2007. Don't I look excited to get in the freezing ocean) I have to say that my coach was AWESOME. She stayed with me the entire time and was a great cheerleader as I sputtered and splashed my way to the buoy and back. The water was a balmy 51 degrees (yes, that is Fahrenheit) I think I swam a sum total of 500 yards, but at least I got in and swam some.
Then when I got home hubby and I went for a 3 hour, 36 mile ride. He had a flat so that added to our time but it was a nice ride. No crazy, billy goat climbs this time!
Sunday, I ran 9 miles (at a 10:40 pace, go me!) before I had to come home and cook brunch to take to my Mom's for Mother's Day. Yes, you read that correctly, Ms. "My idea of cooking is puncture film 3-4 times to vent" actually cooked! I guess spending this winter watching the Food Network while on the treadmill paid off.
Training totals for the week (Sun 5/4-Sat 5/10):
Run: 12.5 miles
Bike: 54 miles
Swim: 2100 yards