This went fine, I did even more running than last time and my ankle was absolutely solid, so I think that particular nightmare is over. (Shout out to Julie, my physical therapist!)
Bike – Intervals on the Trainer
This went really well. I was able to keep the same cadence for more intervals in a harder gear than last week. Progress!
My legs were exhausted from the intervals so this was a particularly challenging squat-fest.
This run felt good, I increased the running even more and went a decent amount farther than Monday. Ankle still happy.
Swim – Sprints
I got very little sleep and used up my second wind on the run. I was hoping for a third wind but it never happened, so even though this is one of my shorter swims it still seemed to drag on forever. Certainly not my fastest time either, but I got it done.
Interestingly in the middle of my swim two folks came in wearing competitive swimsuits, goggles, and hats. They jumped in, did 5 or 6 of the fastest laps I’ve ever seen in person,then they jumped out and were gone. I was in the middle of the three lanes and so they took the lanes on each side – it felt like I was
standing swimming still as they zipped past – they were super impressive.
Bike – Cadence Work
Spent the day in the hospital with a friend, had to do some serious self-talk to get myself out of the house and on this ride. I focused on my cadence. Luckily I’m able to maintain a cadence of around 80-85 if I focus on it, but left to my own devices I would prefer a slower cadence in a harder gear. The problem with that is that it’s inefficient over the long haul, so it’s important that I get used to keeping my cadence up. I hit my cadence goals but was slower than I wanted to be – I’ve got to work myself up to a harder gear at this cadence to get the speed I want.
Another day, another zillion squats.
A day off by any other name would still be as glorious!
This did not go well. I was planning to run in the morning and have a massage in the afternoon. I wasn’t able to get the run in (totally worth it, one of Julianne’s Grandmas came to our house to visit) So I had my massage in the afternoon and then ran at night. I don’t know if this happens to other people but if I don’t give a massage around 24 hours before I try to run I just end up in all kinds of pain and that’s exactly what happened.
Bike – Trainer
My stomach was upset all day so I decided to do this on the trainer due to its constant proximity to the restroom. In some ways the trainer is better – there’s climate control and television and the aforementioned bathroom. In other ways it’s not as fun because you work really hard and don’t go anywhere and I’m actually quite a bit more comfortable riding on the trail than riding on the trainer. Got it done though!
Here are this week’s selfies (missing one strength workout – why can I not remember the strength selfie?)