I did 7 hours of exercise last week and hit every workout hard so I was over the moon happy with a rest day on Friday. I know some people say 'oh I don't like rest days" and all I have to say to those people is 'WTF?'. I enjoyed every single minute of not working out on Friday. Friday night I headed to Fran and John's for dinner. On the way there I had a phone chat with my twitter pal @pedalmanTO, it was great to talk to a 'voice' after more than a year of tweeting. I arrived at F&J's half hour early, there wasn't any traffic, the drive was spectacular!! We did not have pizza, John BBQd steaks and there were grilled veggies, sweet potatoes and garlic bread with cheese. It was their son Blake's 19th birthday so there were presents and ice cream cake too. The boys obviously take after Fran because they were polite and well behaved. Haha After dinner Fran and I registered for the Peterborough 70.3.. No turning back now. OH EMMM GEE
Saturday I was up and out for my first weigh in at WW and despite the garlic bread and ice cream cake I lost 3.1 pounds my first week. They wanted me to stay for the meeting but I had a more important meeting to get to, my 90 minute endurance ride with the team. I can't think of a single thing I would hear at a WW meeting that would trump the things I would learn with the people at the ride. Last week there was alot of talk about shammy cream and lubing!! I took George with me for his first indoor ride that was not in my living room. The class was packed, I think there are 45 of us in all. Daryl set up his bike beside mine so at least once in our training season I was able to stay beside him for a ride. When we move outside I won't be seeing any of these people, just the person that ends up on sweep, we'll be great friends!! It was a super uncomfortable ride for me, I was not happy from the start but I powered through. In the end we did 1 hour and 45 minutes and my butt was on fire. I will be going to MEC today to pick up some butt cream, I am not convinced it will help but I'm willing to try anything. After the ride home to shower, do some errands and attend a surprise party for a very good friend. It was so nice to see my friends for a few hours!
I left early because there is an 8:00am run with my team and I wanted to be up in time to go. Sadly (or not) I slept through that so I opted for brunch with my friend Sukhi and after brunch we shopped for an iPod. My iPod has been on it's last legs for quite some time so I got a classic 160GB one for myself as well. I got home and set that up to sync while I headed out for my run. Right out of the gate I felt good. No first sucky 20 minutes which was fantastic, my breathing stayed steady and my HR stayed between 155 and 160 for the most part. After 8km I was dead but I was still 2km from home so no choice but to run the rest of the way. I ended up with 10.65km an will try for 12 next weekend. Get this I even 'enjoyed' some of that run, the sun was out, I was out of the wind in a subdivision and listening to a great mix on my old ipod. I won't tell you how slow I was but I kept my usual 5km pace which I think means I can kick up the 5km pace a notch now.
This week I'm shortening my Tuesday run to 45 minutes (from an hour) and adding in 30 minute strength session to that day. I talked to my spin/running coach and told her I wanted to swap out her Wednesday spin class for a swim and now I'm doing both. WTF? I was going to call her a bad name but she might read this and then I'd really pay. I will add in a second 30 minute strength session to my week for a total of around 9 hours of training this week. Oh what the hell maybe I should also do Yoga tonight too. Haha yeah right.
For any of the people that were on the ride no Satuday that may be reading this, the story that Coach Nancy told about how I ended up enrolled in the half iron training was NOT TRUE!! What really happened?? She put me on the email list for the half, I responded and said 'I think you made a mistake including me on this email distribution list', she said 'no, you can do it' and here I am.. She's a sneaky bugger.
that's all I got...