Only 20 weeks left on the countdown to throw down at Lake Placid!
Again I have been delinquent in regular blogging. No good reasons, just whiny “I’m busy” excuses. Will do better, starting NOW. No for real this time.
At least the busy has been a blast this time around…this weekend saw a lot of activity including a coaching session at Marie Reed on Friday night. My coach gave me some pointers and went through some drills with me, and also assured me that overall I’m actually not a terrible swimmer (hurray! I’m better than just “controlled drowning”!) Then on Saturday morning I ran the Four Courts Four Miler (race recap to come very soon, I promise!) and had a fantastic post-race brunch with fellow racers and friends.
Then on Saturday afternoon, the arrival of my Momz who is spending part of her spring break visiting us! Momz time involved fun at the MLK memorial, my first OUTSIDE bike ride in months (not to mention my first with the new set up and aerobars!), shopping for new running shoes at Pacer’s (I’m SO pumped about my new shoes…again, promise more yapping on that is to come), hipster-watching at Union Market, and a delicious dinner out with friends at Matchbox on Sunday night. Having established with both my failure to post regularly and my over-active parenthesization (totes a word, btw) that I’m already in the running for worst blogger award, it goes without saying that I failed to get fun photos of any of these weekend hijinx.
This weekend I am running the Rock and Roll USA Half Marathon on Saturday. Although I was a little hesitant at first to throw a significant race into the IM training mix, I’m at peace with it now and I’m getting pretty excited. The most important thing for me will be keeping in mind that I’m not in prime road racing shape (for example, last weekend’s four miler finish time was :15 sec/mile slower than last year’s). I hit a major PR in last year’s RnR 1/2, but I don’t think I’ll match that this year unless I happen to run stumble a rainbow on my way to the start line and pick up some magical unicorn sparkly dust that makes me fly a little. Or maybe I could just pre-fuel with this?
Monday: REST and hang out with Momz
Tuesday: AM – 2250 yard swim; PM – core
Wednesday: AM – pre-race track workout; PM – yoga
Thursday: AM – 1 hour bike with long intervals; PM – core
Friday: AM – 2000 yard swim; PM – 35 minute pre-race run/walk workout
Saturday: Rock and Roll Half Marathon
Sunday: 2 hour bike
This week should hit me a total of around 10-11 hours of training including the race on Saturday. This will ensure that I will be 100% ready to party while hosting a very special St. Patrick’s day book club at my place on Sunday afternoon. We’ve been reading Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. I just started the book, but I can’t put it down!
Have you read Gone Girl? Ready anything else good lately?
How can I develop that “MUST PHOTO EVERYTHING” addiction that all the cool blogger kids have?