Monday, September 1, 2014

Hello September!

Well that was fast.  It seemed like only yesterday when we were off to Europe at the beginning of the summer.  That trip seems like a lifetime ago now!  It's amazing how a couple of months can seem like a lifetime.  I'm hoping that summer weather stretches long into September because I'm not done with the outdoor fun just yet!

This was the last weekend of official training for G before Muskoka 70.3 next weekend.  It was dialed back a fair bit but we were still up at stupid o'clock on Saturday for a swim and a ride.   This week was another solid week of workouts that included 3 runs!  My knees are now complaining about it so that probably won't be repeated this week.  This is how my week unfolded.

Monday:  1650m - the pool was 90 degrees so I'm amazed I lasted this long.

Tuesday:  90 minutes strength & mobility in a.m.  8km super sweaty tempo run in p.m.

Wednesday:  Slept in because apparently the pool was still hot.  20km ride in p.m.

Thursday:  90 minutes strength & mobility in a.m.   8km Ladder workout with WTP in p.m.
Friday:  OFF

Saturday:  1375m swim followed by a 63km ride.  Our ride was like a Cervelo parade.  I hung with the boys for most of the ride and my legs paid for that for sure. 

Sunday:  19km hot as hades run, followed by an ice bath.  Gotta get the mileage back up for an upcoming challenge.  More on that another day. 

Cappuccino:  the key to surviving an ice bath

Swim: 3025
Bike:  84.28km
Run:  27.50km

Total time:  9:07.

I'm really looking forward to this weekend.  I have so many friends that are racing.  I'm going to need to bring throat lozenges because I'm pretty sure I'm not going to have any voice left by the time the afternoon rolls around.   I'm also super excited for G.  I think he's going to have a great race.  He's been feeling amazing and he's riding really well.  Sure it's not the race he originally set out to do but at least he's getting to do a 70.3 this year and I will be there with my cowbell and some "motivational" signs to cheer him on.   Speaking of which, I'm looking for some funny ones.  What have been some of the funnier ones you've seen? 


Emma said...

i don't understand how it can be September already! Good luck to G next weekend!

Wendy at Taking the Long Way Home said... baths! I don't care how much they help, I just couldn't do it.

Have fun this weekend!

Wendy at Taking the Long Way Home

Victoria said...

Can you throw in an extra cheer for my friend Jinny at Muskoka this weekend? Good luck to G!

Courtney@The TriGirl Chronicles said...

Cappuccino ice bath sounds so nice! Too bad we don't have a tub in our house.

Krysten Siba Bishop said...

Okay so you are seriously a little machine! And I love your cappuccino/ice bath combo!! Sounds perfect!

Cynthia @ You Signed Up For WHAT?! said...

It does seem like just yesterday you did the big race in Lux!!! Your training schedule is motivating me!!!

Kristen said...

I can't believe it is already September. One can only hope that the weather stays outdoor friendly well into...October. :) Why have I never thought of enjoying a warm beverage while ice bathing. Genius!

Phaedra Kennedy said...

Thanks Emma!!!
Wendy, I'm not a huge fan but man do they ever work!!!
Victoria- Absolutely!
Courtney- It was actually somewhat enjoyable once I stopped shivering, ha ha.
Krysten - it was a pretty awesome combo, ha ha
Cynthia - I know, right? It's crazy how quickly time flies. Your big race is only a few weeks away!
Kristen - I am with you on the weather front. Do you guys get snow in Bend?