Monday, April 19, 2010

Back to building

Reminder from Missy: If you missed my last post, please go back and check it out!  Called to step up to the plate and make this Livestrong fundraiser thing a reality, I'm looking for 40 people to give at least $5 to Livestrong (AKA the Lance Armstrong Foundation) by Friday.  If 40 people leave a comment on this blog saying that they donated (on your honor!), I'll post a photograph of my muscles for the world to see.  I'm a little embarrassed!  But it's worth it to fight cancer.

My first recovery week is now over and it's back to building.  I'm feeling good - a little sore or stiff or tired sometimes but overall good.  This week, I'm not supposed to have an "off" day, so my goal is going to be to get to bed by 10:00 every night.  With my fun-loving, insomniac hubby, that is not going to be an easy goal to achieve!

Friday, April 16, 2010
Bike 80 minutes (19 miles), Run 11 minutes (approx. 1.25 miles)
The wind during the bike ride was strong and gusty.  It really sucked riding against it for the second half of the ride.  I hate wind!  But it's great to train for that condition.  You never know what race day will bring!

Saturday, April 17, 2010
Tempo Run - 30 minutes with 8 minutes at tempo, 2x100 strides, drills (approx. 3.5 miles total)
I ran about an 8:48 mile pace.  If I can do that on race day - on hills, when I'm tired from swimming and biking - I'll be extatic!

Sunday, April 18, 2010
Endurance Bike 79:30 minutes (20 miles), Run 20 minutes (approx. 2.25 miles)
It seems like the bike to run transitions are getting easier for me.  My legs don't feel as heavy and stiff as they used to when I start running.  That makes me really happy!  I also timed my change from biking to running equipment.  I wasn't trying to hurry at all, and it took me about 2 minutes.  I know that transition will be faster when I'm not changing any clothes.  It's the swim to bike transition that will take the most time.  I'll have to actually plan out and practice those transitions at some point before the race.

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