Mar 12: Day 28
Planned workout(s) (today)
- Run: 5 minutes Z1, 50 minutes Z2, 5 minutes Z1
- Swim: 300 yd Z1, 1150 yd Z2, 300 yd Z1
- Saturday’s bike: 5 minutes Z1, 10 minutes Z2, 6 x (1 minute Z5 uphill or simulated/2 minutes Z1), 40 minutes Z2, 5 minutes Z1
Weight: The bloat is real.
Confession is good for the soul. At least that’s what Father Jim always said.
First confession: I failed to do my swim bands Friday. No real reason, I just never got to it. That’s my first missed workout of the season. It likely won’t be the last, but I hope to keep that to a minimum.
I didn’t post yesterday, I got too caught up in running errands in other towns and then Horizon: Zero Dawn came calling. However, I did do that workout. Had to do it indoors because snow and ice is not conducive to bike riding on a TT bike, but I got it done. It was actually a great bike, because I was able to get feedback in real-time that I was doing my Z5 intervals correctly because of the power meter. I love that thing.
Second confession: I haven’t gotten back on track with my eating since the last birthday. I went out for lunch Friday, then again on Saturday, and then to make it worse I topped it off with a big bowl of popcorn Saturday night while watching old TV shows on Netflix. I got up this morning with 6 pounds of water weight tacked onto me, and I felt it.
I’ve eaten much better today, and while my weight isn’t where I want it my run went absolutely perfect. There’s a thin blanket of snow on the ground and it was calm and 25 degrees this morning, perfect for a long run. I kept my body to my zones but ran some hills for extra challenge, and felt great. I have a habit of smiling going up a hill. I think passersby think I might be a little nuts.
They may be on to something.
My swim was really good also. I love the sets where I can just stroke for a solid amount of time. Also, memo to the people making out in the middle of the swim lanes–I know you feel like if your hands are underwater nobody knows what you are doing. But when you are 5 feet from me and my head is underwater, I can see where your hands are just fine, thank you. Get a room.
This marks the end of my first 4 weeks training! I started thinking about a question I’d not really considered much before, but I realize I’ll need to figure it out at some point. I think I’ll save that question for tomorrow though. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday! I’m going to go hang out with Aloy some more. 🙂