Monday, March 16, 2015

Weekly Training Recap: Week of March 9

The week started out great and then slowly petered out to a horrible finish. I'll just sort of leave it at that, but I do feel like I have to #keepitreal around here.  Sometimes life is not sunshine and rainbows, and that's how the week ended.  Working on taking care of myself and my happiness.  Training should help with that, since it will hopefully help me stay focused this week.



Monday: Not quite a brick to start the week off. I had a long ride on the bike (1:40), and I didn't wake up early enough to get my run in too, so I had to save it for later in the day before teaching my barre classes.  Then my Garmin refused to work, so I didn't really know how far or how long I had been out running (no pockets because it was warm meant no phone either).  Sometimes it is nice to run technology free!


Tuesday: Up early for a swim.  There were rumours that we were doing a 1500 time trial last week, but it didn't end up happening on either of my swim days.  Part of me wanted to do it, to see where I was, but part of me was quite happy to not have to do it hah! Instead we did a few fast 100s, and I felt great!



Wednesday: Gorgeous morning for a nice, easy run! The evening brought another trainer workout - this time with Tabata intervals, which actually made the time fly!  And a strength workout with my OTC family. First time hydrating with Osmo Active Hydration for Women too! Love this stuff. Subtle flavour and I woke up feeling well hydrated on Thursday morning (usually wake up slightly dehydrated after my long day of workouts on Wednesday). #womenarenotsmallmen



Thursday:  A snowshoe run to enjoy the last bits (hopefully) of winter in Gatineau Park. It was a lot harder than I expected, since I picked a fairly steep hill.  The way down was great though!  A few extra k's without the snowshoes to finish it off and enjoy the sunset over the lake.

Friday:  I made it to both swims! And no time trial again, which was a relief because my body and brain were not having it.  It wasn't that I was tired, I just couldn't quite pick the pace up and swim fast.

Saturday:  The track was closed and we had freezing rain all day, so I opted to wait to do my track workout.  I should have just done it though and gotten it out of the way.

Sunday:  Not a good day. Sometimes a run is exactly what I need to clear my head when I am sad or stressed out, but I couldn't even muster the energy to do that.  So another rest day and no track workout for the week.

8 comments:

  1. You did have some solid work this past week and it looks like you had some great runs with good variety (warm afternoon, beautiful morning and then snow covered)...neat! I agree that sometimes all we need is a good run to clear the head, but then again, sometimes we have to roll with what we are given. Hope you are having better days so far this week and you are moving past your tough one!

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    1. Thanks Lee! I'm feeling much better. Sometimes we need to step back and refocus on taking care of ourselves - mind, body and soul.

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  2. Great work!! Sometimes life happens!! It is not the end of the world!! Funny how TTs are daunting! I usually want to do them to gauge progress but they are so awful! :) Keep up the good work and no worries on missing a few work outs!! :)

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    1. Yes, TT's can be great for gauging progress, but they sure can seem scary.... always better once they are over!

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  3. You have the cutest (and brightest) cold weather running gear! Way to add some color in the midst of all that snow! When does the snow finally melt and disappear for good (for the summer season)?

    In the picture of you with snowshoes, it looks like there is a big wolf or moose running your way. I’m sure it is just a dog, but at first glance….

    I’m pretty sure you made a smart decision by NOT doing your speed workout outside in the freezing rain. Sorry to hear you were having some down days. We all have them and sometimes need them. Hope things are looking better this week!

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    1. Last year the snow had melted by my birthday (mid-April), but this year it has been way colder, so who knows when it will go away! The picture from the snowshoe run was taken just as a group on "fat bikes" rode by with a few dogs, but yes in the photo, it looks pretty scary!

      Feeling better this week, thank you!

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  4. Down moments only appear real until your dog shows up to simply say," Best Day Ever!!" Big Hugs

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