Tuesday, February 5, 2008

4/4

Week one, day 2 and it's already been tough! Not the distances or the time, or anything like that.... Just one of those weeks, ya know?


We started out with Sunday Superbowl celebration at momo's... which, although I was good & let Shane have all the fun (ugh, which he apparently took to another level - I'm sure he'll write about it eventually) I still was slow to get moving on Sunday!


I finally got outside for my 45min tempo run at about 10:30.... My HR was high, although my legs felt fantastic, and I didn't have enough 'gas.' I got home just in time to throw on my swimsuit and get to masters that started at noon...


My schedule is the lowest swim week I'll see over the next 5 months. Only 2000meters. I am fine adding some extra for the first few weeks, but after that my schedule will ramp up with distances past the masters workouts, and I will be there before, and still there after everyone else. Our coach is really good about helping add on to her workouts to make up for the distance.

Not today. About half way thru my planned workout (200 wu & 3*800) I started getting nauseous. I was bonking. I'm not sure I had ever bonked on a swim before. I stopped doing flip turns, and that helped for a bit. But, once I hit my scheduled 2200yards (2000meters) I was DONE. I hoped out of the pool and took one of the fastest showers EVA! I actually called Shane on my home & asked him to warm up some soup for me (it was rainy outside) so I could start eating as soon as I got home.


Lessons learned. DON'T bonk on your first 2 workouts of the week.... Especially for no good reason!


Today started off with our 2 hour bike ride. It was pretty cold out this am (34 at 7am) so we decided to wait until 9-9:30. The plan was for us to head up to momo's, about 40mins, pick her up do a loop that put us at 2hrs, then she would head back up home - she also had 2 hours on her schedule...


Well, that plan started out great until Shane got a flat 5 miles into the ride... And, of course neither of us brought a cell phone so we could call M. So - finally we figured out that I should go ahead while S changed his flat... No big deal... I got to her just 10mins late - then we rode a little ways up to meet Shane...


Eventually we would get this bike ride done.. But not before hitting every single red light, Shane having a bulging tube that he couldn't get fixed because the cap on his stem was frozen/stuck on. I had dirt stuck in my cleat because I stopped at a porta -potty and could not get clipped in.

Finally at about 11:50 we got home. 2 hours of ride time. Actual time - 2:35mins.


I was having some random pain on the bike...I had a knot on my left quad, on the outside, close to where the IT band rubs. It doesn't feel like IT band pain, but still... a little scared. So, I've been rolling, and stretching & icing.... My running is going so well I don't want anything else to mess it up!

So, I cancelled my session with Daniel, and did a bunch of core and a few glute & hamstring exercises from home. SO - I can still say that I am 4/4. I have completed all workouts for Monday & Tuesday...


SO NOT how to start out IM training... At least this time around I am more confident & less scared.... I know it will all come together!

So here's to a better 4 more days of training this week.... I'm hoping I got all the funk out of the way!

5 comments:

momo said...

4/4, i wish i were... :-) soon, hopefully!

My Life & Running said...

That sounds like a crazy bike ride... way to get it done! ;)

As for the IT band... what do you "roll" with?

supalinds said...

There are good weeks and there are bad weeks. At least you are getting two bonks out of the way :)

Iron Eric said...

Week one almost done! A few more days to good. keep it up!

Christine said...

Hey if you wouldnt mind..would you send me the link to the training plan you used from Runners World with the 3 days a week running? Sounds awesome! Thanks