Monday, July 12, 2010

Crazy week

Last week was crazy week filled with a car that is parked in the driveway, a great track workout, a hard swim, lots of rain, a horrible run Friday day night and an eventful ride on Sunday.
The car is being worked on by our crazy neighbor and mechanical friend Scott. The transmission is in the drive way while he replaces the throw out bearings. Ok whatever that means. It means to me $500. My car has gotten me through alot, lots of road trips and many hours of getting me to and from training. She is getting old but I am not quite ready to let her go.
Monday swim was a 1000 TT. It was not pretty but I got it done 25:49.
Tuesday I had a great track workout 4 X 800 after 1.5 mile warm up. I held my intervals very steady 4:25 4:21 4:23 and 4:18. After track Team Strive headed up to Chipotle for dinner and great laughs.
Wednesday swim was a rough swim but swimming is always rough for me. Warm up 300 broken 1000 400 (40") 300 (30") 200 (20") 100 (10"). then 4 x50's 25 easy 25 fast, 25 fast 25 easy, 25 fast 25 fast and 25 easy 25 easy (x2). 1700 and cool down 100. I hope this gets better fast.
Thursday it was raining cats and dogs so for my training I turned to the gym 65 mins on a spin bike and 20 mins on the dreadmill.
Friday night some of my teammates meet up at a sports bar and headed out for our long run. I got it 11.76 hot and humid miles, in which I walked at least the whole last mile. Thank god for Nessa picking us up from the trails and getting us back to the sports bars for a cold arse beer and juicy hamburger.
Last but not least my 30 mile bike ride on Sunday. First of all this was my longest ride ever Whoot Whoot. It was fun, it was dirty and there will be bruises for a while. That is probably all I need to say about that.
Happy training with great teammate trumps it all.

Hope to see you on the roads soon.


Diana said...

Congrats on the 30 miler! Nice job!

Adrienne said...

Don't tell my boss I said this, but training is some of the best therapy! ;-)

Johann said...

Wow, you are rocking the training! Well done! You will reap the benefits for sure.