Another week, another week of workouts! I continue to make progress, I continue to fear that it’s not enough progress fast enough, but there’s nothing for it but more hard work!
My legs were definitely still tired from last night’s hills when I started, but after the warmup I felt surprisingly good. I tried to embrace the suck and do as many of the intervals as possible into the wind. I was able to maintain speeds that used to be impossible so I’m chipping away at the speed that I need.
After the hills and the bike intervals, this was…a challenge. I left a note from my legs in the notes I write for my coach. It said:
I added hills this week, it kicked my ass – the last two miles were brutal but the time also passed way faster than it does when I do this on a flat course.
I think it’s particularly cruel that I have to come home from my long walk/run and do a leg strength workout. But it’s still more fun than walking, running, biking, or swimming.
I almost didn’t do this workout because I just felt like crap. But I drug myself out there and it went really well, a mile farther than last week with the same intervals and time so that’s not bad. Then I got home and went to enter my workout in the software and realized that I neglected to read the note that I was supposed to do this on the trainer. Oops.
The reported shark (or possibly sea lion) attack near where I swim was on my mind during this swim. My coach insists that a shark attack nearby actually lessens the statistical chances of me getting bitten. I say that I saw Jaws and so I know that they develop a taste for human blood (and probably neoprene) and so he’s not fooling me. Ear protection that works continues to allude me, and ocean water doesn’t agree with my digestive system. In new fun, my wetsuit actually chaffed my face (WTF? That has never happened before) so I finished with a burn on my face, an ear ache, a stomach ache, and super tired, but I finished. And this is my best of the three disciplines so that’s just great.
Completed. I really appreciate that there’s no chance of sunburn, abject misery, or shark attack during these workouts.
This sucked. The first few miles are always the worst part of any walk/run workout that I do and this was no exception. I finished it, that’s the good news.
Mid distance walk/run
One more big hill than last week. It feels good to work this hard, and the time definitely goes by faster.
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