I’m not gonna lie, this past week I was really lagging behind in training. I did need a day or two to recover from the 45 mile bike ride and 7 mile run – that was pretty heavy only 7 weeks after surgery. And I just feel like I need to get my head in the game. Either fully COMMIT or bail – because if I’m not in it, then what’s the point? I want to do it. I really do. But it is so hard to want to get up and ride 50 miles when it’s 38 degrees outside and I’m exhausted and I need to feed the baby. I just want to cuddle her and go back to sleep.
So here’s how Week 3 went down. Judge away.
Tuesday: Debated going swimming but also off. Oops.
Wednesday: 6 miles easy – I actually did this workout, yay!
Thursday: Walked 3 miles.
Friday: 4 mile tempo run was on the schedule – I bailed.
Saturday: 48 mile ride was on the docket – I met Jess and Yasmin at Bear Creek. After 10 miles in, I felt dehydrated and exhausted and was all-around in a terrible mood. Soooo I did 20% of my workout. Great. But I did bust out my tri bike for the first time in over 7 months – my last few rides have been on my roadie. Hooray for aero bars.
Sunday: 9 miles total – 6 miles on the course at Houston Marathon while supporting Team in Training as an on-course coach, then another 3 when I got home. Kept a sluggish 10:30 pace on my 3 miles…my goal is to go under 10:00/mile at the Hot Chocolate 15K. Gotta keep pushing. But not too hard!
Me with my friend Katie – spectating is the best!
Photo credit to Coach Jay Branson!
So yeah. That sucked. I promise this week I will be better.