Monday, March 2, 2015

Spring Is Around the Corner!

First off, I want to say Thank You to everyone for your condolences regarding my Aunt.  I really appreciate it.  It was a tough week, that's for sure.

Secondly, Oh HELLO MARCH.  I can't believe it's here already.  I ran my first race of the season yesterday (recap to come) and tomorrow is my birthday.   Yup.  44 here I come.  Top end of my age bracket this year.  FUN!  Now that March is here, spring is literally just around the corner!  The temperatures have even started to rise.  Yesterday was a balmy -7 at the start of the race. 

Speaking of March, tomorrow is the first Tuesday of the month so that means Tri Talk Tuesday is back.  Tomorrow we're talking about the swim and how to improve it so if the swim is where you struggle, you're not going to want to miss it!

This wasn't a crazy busy weekend so I'm not really sure where the time went.  We went out with some friends on Friday night and then had a lazy Saturday morning.  I picked up my race kit from my friend David and then dragged my butt to the gym to go for a swim since I hadn't been almost all week.  I got in 2500m, mostly with fins to try and stretch out my super sore calves.  It kind of helped but I think I really hammered the crap out of them on Thursday.  I've started going to the Runner's Academy to continue working on my knee issues.  The focus now is on retraining my gait.  There will probably be a pretty massive post on this at some point soon.  Anyway, Saturday afternoon just seemed to fly by and then Saturday evening we went over to a friends place to hang out for bit.  They have a huge rink in their backyard so G brought his skates and joined in a game of 3 on 3.  It was fun to watch. 

Yesterday most of my day was spent traveling to and from the race as it was out in Burlington and I stuck around after the 5km to cheer on my friends and athletes that were running the half.  When I got home, I still had a ton of energy so I got on the bike for an easy spin.  Well, really it was more so I could watch Vikings, ha ha.  Anyway, this is how my week went down.

Monday:  2500m swim in the a.m.  Pilates in the p.m.  That was such a great workout.  Elyse took my MRI results to her mentor for some recommendations on the best things to do and my next few sessions with her are going to be all about rotation.  I said she was going to turn me into a whirling dervish and we had a good laugh about that. 

Tuesday:  50 minutes of strength & mobility work + 20 minutes on the treadmill.

Wednesday:  60 minute trainer ride at 70.3 race pace.  THAT was awesome. 

Thursday:  60 minutes of strength & mobility work in the a.m., 35 minute ride in the p.m.

Friday:  OFF

Saturday: 2500m swim

Sunday:  2km warm up, 5km race, 45 minute easy spin on the trainer.

Total time:  7h 27 minutes

Because it's my birthday week, I get a free class at Moksha Yoga so I'm going to make a point of getting to that, hopefully on Saturday.  I really need to stretch out my legs.  Especially now that I've been told to start increasing my run mileage.  YEAH!  That was the best news I had all last week.  So of course, I automatically start thinking about what races I want to do, ha ha.  I don't think I'll be ready for an early May half marathon but we'll see.  I have two athletes running the Mississauga full and one running the half so I was going to be there anyway....we'll see how things go. 

How was your week of workouts?  Did you race this weekend?


Krysten Siba Bishop said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DARLING!! Can't wait to hear all about Chilly! xox

Sam said...

That rink is awesome! My son had a friend who's dad did a huge rink every year. It had boards and everything. I think about that dad from time to time wondering what he's doing with all that time he spent on the rink seeing as their son is now in second year university. So sad. I watched Vikings on Friday. On the couch. LOL congrats again on yesterday you little ass kicker. FYI its my 44th next month. 😛

macnic said...

WooHoo! Happy Birthday tomorrow! Enjoy your day! That would be fun if you ran Mississauga! Congrats again on yesterday!

Alison @ racingtales said...

Sounds like a great week! Love how you swim the day before a race...was trying to convince a friend it would be good for her but she didn't believe me! Glad to hear I'm not the only one who gets on the bike so I can watch my shows! Last night I actually watched Downton Abbey NOT on my bike, as today was my off day and I didn't want to have to wait! The rink in the back yard - so cold here in VA we could have one of those!

Courtney@The TriGirl Chronicles said...

Happy birthday!!!

My fins always cut one of my toes. I think I need a bigger pair. Otherwise I would totally use them more