Theme for the week- Road to improvements begin!
I was not very good with workouts this week but nonetheless, this has a been a week of improvements! I saw Dr. Rabbetz for my injury this past Tuesday, which is currently an IT band issue, some pain is still there but I am running without pain which is the important part! Better yet, I am now on the once every 5 weeks plan! A long way from twice a week back in the Spring.
One thing I love about triathlon training is that I am constantly reminded of how lucky I am to live in a city called San Francisco. We've enjoyed beautiful weather lately- 75 degrees in November- can you believe it?! The best sight of the week had to be during an early morning run. It was cold out but the sights was well worth it. I was running towards the Ferry Building coming back from Aquatic Park and there it was- the San Francisco Belle (boat used for the Escape From Alcatraz triathlon) in a midst of fog with the Bay Bridge in the background. How awesome was that?! And then, this past Sunday, we road with no wind, sight of beautiful cloud formations and the beaming sun shining on us. How lucky are we?!
So, I had a personal best when I road Paradise Loop. I've ridden Paradise Loop many many times. I know that route like the back of my hand. Everytime I rode the loop, I would time myself from one Tiburon city limit sign to the other.. just for kicks. Most of the time, it takes me about 25 minutes. On a bad day, it takes me 28 minutes. Today, it took me 23 minutes! Woohoo! Maybe, I can go sub 20 by the end of the season!
So this week, I missed two days of workouts because Heidi and I hosted our Halloween fundraiser party which took place on Wednesday night. Thursday, I was way too exhausted from lack of sleep to put in a workout. I probably could have squeezed one out if it wasn't for my pounding headache but enough whining. Heidi and I were able to raise about $1,700. We raised $1,400 from door proceeds and then a few hundred from bar tabs and Steven's tips. Heidi and I met Steven during the Summer 07 TNT Tri season. He was one of our training captains and was the one who put us in touch with Jerry at the Olive Bar! Heartfelt thanks to Jerry, Lindsay, Steven and all those who made it out to our party!
Swim- 37 minutes
Bike- 3 hours and 33 minutes
Run- 1 hour and 18 minutes
Core/Stretch/Strength- 30 minutes
Total- 5 hours and 58 minutes