Sunday, February 10, 2008

Week 18- 02.03.08- 02.10.08

I had a tough time getting motivated during the week because I had a lot on the mind and of course work but the training week ended with a bang! Coming off of a great weekend of workouts! I have not ridden my bike outside in awhile due to the weather conditions so I was very excited to be able to do so this past Saturday. Hez texted me on Friday night telling me that she wasn't going to go to the workout because she had a late night. I texted her back, "Suck it up!" Nothing but love!

Not knowing how long our ride was going to be Saturday morning left me wondering if it was going to be an easy day for me or whether I would be f*cked. Yes, I've had an increase in the potty mouth since I started doing this triathlon stuff! The Team rode the Pig Farm Loop in the East Bay and what a beautiful day it was! I wish I had a camera with me considering the scenery that we were able to enjoy throughout the 35 miles of our challenging ride. Pig Farm Hill itself is three short but very steep climbs and with the headwind, I was riding at 3mph. Not kidding! I literally thought that I would fall off my bike! I don't know how encouraging that is since I consider the bike to be my stronger leg of the three. I didn't know whether to look up or to just look down..I chose to look down and just pedal on..wishing it would be over soon! The most tedious part of the ride had to be the bike path that appear to be about 10 miles long. That was torture- I would rather do Pig Farm again if it meant that we can skip the bike path! After the bike, we did a short run and called it a day!

Sunday was an intense swim workout which lasted just short of two hours. With the sun shining bright, my tan lines are back! I am starting to feel the build phase of our training schedule. At this very moment, the thought of going to work tomorrow is a bit daunting because I sit here feeling very sore and exhausted!

Oh by the way- I got into the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon! For those of you who are not familiar, you get into the race by lottery. I didn't get in last year and this year, I didn't get in during the first round of lottery picks but I found out last weekend that I got in on the second round! What does that mean? Now, I get to add Escape to my list of training races. Oh deck for this year is the Wildflower Long Course..lucky me..I get to one of the hardest half courses in the country twice..the first time being training weekend taking place at the end of March. Along with Wildflower, I have Escape in June, I am signed up to do the sold out Vineman 70.3 in July and I am hoping to find some non-wetsuit open water swim events to do as well! I'll probably do the Marin Century in August and that'll probably be the last big event before the main event- IM Louisville!

Workout Summary-
Swim- 2 hours and 15 minutes
Bike- 2 hours and 33 minutes
Run-1 hour and 57 minutes
Core Strength- 0 hours and 0 minutes
Total Workout- 6 hours and 45 minutes

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