It’s been a loooong time since I shared a week of workouts. I actually really love talking about my training on here, but aside from when I’m training for something new and different, it starts to feel a little repetitive. Now, however, it is all new and different, so we’re back to training recaps. But don’t worry, there will be food tomorrow. 😉
So I’m training for the Esprit De She Olympic Triathalon on May 4th. I’ve actually kinda been training the last month, so this was more like week 5, but this was the first week I actually tracked everything, and the first week my favorite training buddy and I mapped out our schedule and followed it.
Monday: 1500 yd swim. OMG we have not talked about swimming yet. About a month and a half ago, I went to my first swimming lesson. All I knew how to do was not drown, and when the coach asked me to swim across the pool, I nearly panicked, and I didn’t think I’d even be able to make it one way. I’ve made a ton of progress since then (and even swam a MILE without stopping!!), but swimming is still by far my weakest area, and I am SLOW. Like, I thought I was a slow runner until I started swimming. 1500 yards takes me about 45 minutes. Also, I’m pretty sure Nicole swims almost double the length I do in the same amount of time, but it’s cool because I am SO MUCH better than when I started, and I have no place to go, but up!
Tuesday AM: Crossfit. We also haven’t talked about this much yet, but I drank the Koolaid, or whatever. I totally love it. I signed up for a Groupon in January, went through a month beginner workshop, and as much as I never feel as strong as anyone else there, and no matter how many pull ups I still can’t do, it kicks my ass in the best way possible, and I think I am getting pecs, so there’s that. 😉
Tuesday PM: 2 hour bike + 15 minute run. MY FIRST BRICK! Like, ever. We were so excited about it that we ran faster than any training run since marathon training! The long rides are my favorite part of training. They are supposed to be at an easy-ish pace, so Nicole and I chat the whole time, and it usually ends looking like this.
Wednesday AM: 45 min swim. This time I made it 1550 yards. Baby steps.
Wednesday PM: Crossfit. I should write this stuff down, because I don’t remember a single thing we do or how much weight I used…ever. Every class I go up to the teacher and I say “Can you please tell me how many pounds I should use?” I’m sure they love me. I think we were doing our 5 rep max for push press. Mine was 85 lbs. I have no idea if that’s good or not, so I’m gonna go with thinking I’m super buff. Except the girl I was sharing a bar with did 100 lbs, so my theory is most likely incorrect. Then there was a workout of the day which you people like to call WOD, but I don’t like the way that sounds. I don’t remember what it was, but I do remember I wasn’t last. I’m a little competitive. 😉
Thursday AM: 3 mile run. There was a pretty sunrise.
Thursday PM: Crossfit. Ugggghhhh. This was…less than fun. I vividly remember burpees where we had to jump over a bar and every time I jumped, sweat would drip onto the ground. It was so cute. Then at the end there was 100 push ups and I wanted to die.
Friday: 1 hour bike intervals + 10 min run. Would you believe I’ve never done an interval workout on the bike? I’ve taken plenty of spin classes, but this was my first time incorporating it into my training. It went surprisingly well, and although I literally felt like I was crawling when we started to run (I kept asking Nicole if I was actually moving), the whole workout felt surprisingly good!
Saturday: 6 mile run. It was uneventful other than the fact that I remembered how to actually pace myself, and we negative split every single mile, so that was nice.
Sunday: Rest. Brunch, food prop organizing. breakfast for dinner. The good stuff.
11 workouts, 9.5 hours of training, 56 miles (11.5 miles running, 43 miles cycling, 3000 yards swimming), 1 inappropriate joke about Nicole’s cycling shorts, 1 almost peed my pants experience when I did not stop to use the bathroom because I was worried about our “transition time”.
Okay, please, pretty please, tell me funny and embarrassing stories from your training/life/friends’ lives.