Freak…I’m already missing workouts…
Thursday I just felt like trash and made the conscious decision to take a much needed day off; my 14 month old is cutting three molars at once and it goes without saying neither of us got much sleep most of the week.
Friday I ran an errand on my bike (picked up two Costco-sized jumbo packages of toilet paper from a friend) and managed to get lost on the way home. I mean, crazy lost, in a place where Google Maps doesn’t work and I’d failed to download BaiDu Maps on my current phone. An hour or so after discovering I was lost I made it home (only after the hubby gave me step by step directions over the phone until I finally made it back to familiar territory), but decided to chalk my misguided adventure up as my sole workout for the day.
I tend to get real anxious when I miss workouts (even when I’m not training for anything), but I’m reminding myself I’m still a long 5 months away from go-time, so the best thing for me to do is roll with the punches, remember that life happens, and just press forward.
I will miss more workouts, it’s a given. I’m not a professional athlete and I have responsibilities that are more important than IRONMAN. Got it.
That being said I’ve finally decided on a training program (one of Matt Fitzgerald’s), so at least I can shut my brain off and just do what’s on the calendar. Yippee to the shutting off of the brain!
I did my long run this week with my N95 mask on this week…we’ve had a rough week pollution-wise and I’m realizing my respiratory system is really affected when the AQI is over 150 (it was about 190 Saturday AM), but if I took the day off anytime the air was crap I would never leave the house, so I try to stay positive and remind myself it’s my version of altitude simulation training (right???).
Mon Apr 25
WU 400 Swim, bringing your HR up gradually to 65-70%
3x (4 x 50) w/10 sec rest, each set should be:- #1 easy @60%; #2 @70%; #3 @75%; #4 @84%
MAIN SET 4 x 200 @ 70-80%w/ 20sri (3:32, 3:28, 3:27, 3:31)
Tues Apr 26
Bike (1 hour 10 minutes), Run (20 minutes) BRICK
Both relatively aerobic, added some hills on the bike
Wed Apr 27
Run (40 minute tempo), Bike (30 minutes)
38:54, 5 miles
8:09, 7:37, 6:49, 7:27
Thurs Apr 28
Intentionally took the day off, just felt tired
Fri Apr 29
Bike (10 miles)
Totally random 10 mile ride due to getting lost…nuff said
Sat Apr 30
Run (1 hour 4 minutes), Bike (1 hour)
Did both workouts with my N95 on, not ideal
avg pace 7:59/mile
8:18, 7:14, 8:19, 8:04, 7:35, 8:02, 8:16, 8:03
Bike was aerobic