Sunday, May 18, 2008

Week of 5/12-5/18 Workouts!

5/12/08: Brick--3M Run and 1 Hour Swim and thinking...

total running: 27 minutes or so
Heart-rate: n/a
Weather: cool
Notes: Today was unbelieveably cool, which was a nice change of pace. Of course, this meant that the pool would be cool too. It was a good brick though. I am finally feeling better in the pool. I just need to get swimming more now that I am getting a literal 'good feel' of the water.

Also, i started keeping a food diary. Although I won't be posting it here, I must say I am very happy with my diet since my terrible bought with my sinus infection a little over a month ago. The areas where I am seeing some great consistency and improvements are in my lunches (I always have protein and veggies) and dinner (usually carbs, but always a smalllll meal since I learned not to eat late anymore). Usually I eat 1/2 pita with hummus and some soy milk.

This means two things, I am getting healthier (although I still have a undenying affinity for drinking and *ahem* chocolate or salty snacks. I am gonna blame the Striders for that;)) and that I am actually losing weight! Roughly May 2006 I was sitting at 148. Now, I am happy to report that I am at a healthy 136! More importantly I am losing pant and dress sizes (at least one size on both ends) so I am willing to bet I can buy some new clothes after the summer! My overall weight goal is to stay at 130 year-around. I don't know easy this is going to be during marathon season (tend to eat more, especially carbs) but 130 has been a goal for so long and I am ALMOST there!

I bet I can get there by September 1st! If I can do it...I think I am going to treat myself to a few new cute outfits and new race wheels for my bike! Help keep me accoutable! :)

5/13/08: 3.5 Mile Neighborhood Run
total running: 33:34
ave 9:35/mile
Heart-rate: n/a
Weather: humid
Notes: Although the goal was to run 6 miles today (it sure has been a while since I have done 6 as a training run) I had to cut the run short since I had band practice. Ah well. It was a nice run since I did my usual neighborhood route and varied it up with an additional .5 miles of hillwork.

5/14/08: 3 Mile Run and 1 Hour Swim Brick
total runing: ?
Heart-rate: n/a
Weather: warm
Notes: Nothing memorable about this run...was my best swim to date though. I have great confidence going into my tri on Sunday. The only thing I am regretting though is not getting in at least one open water swim.

5/15/08: 15 Mile Bike Ride
ave speed: 15 mph
Heart-rate: n/a
Weather: warm
Notes: I ended up riding by myself today but that was okay because I was able to really push myself. I still regret not riding long this past weekend (was suppose to be 46 miles!) but that's okay. On the actual Veloway I pushed really hard, riding in my aerobars at least 75% of the time, and hammering the downhills as well as the uphills. Then I felt so good I rode down South Mopac for an additional 9 miles. I actually felt really good on that and wanted to do another 3 miles, but decided that 15 miles was a decent ride considering my race Sunday is only 11.1.

Off to the races! Good luck to all this weekend...I will be completing my own 'Jon Walk' style triple:)!

5/17/08: Congress Ave Mile-a new PR!
(read about in a seperate race report)

5/17/08: Lone Star 5000-a new PR!
(read about in a seperate race report)

5/18/08: Skeese Women's Sprint Tri
(read about in a seperate race report)

Total workouts for the week:
5 Runs, 3 Swims, 2 Bikes (awesome!)

(The pic below is what three races of stuff looks like!)

3 comments: said...

Not quite an American Idol ... but I'll take the props!

We only get one time on this earth. Might as well live it to the fullest.

The friendships that have developed out of this blogging experience have been absolutely incredible.

It is awe-inspiring just to think about.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like everything is going well!

I too am trying to keep a food diary. I am hovering at 135 and would like to get down to 125 and stay there. So yes, I need accountability too!

You're in such great shape! :D

Brittany M. said...

Hey, I got your note on my blog so I'm popping back over to say hi. I'm just north of Austin in Killeen, but have several friends there in Austin--to include some in T3! You're lucky to have that crew to train with. Welcome to Central, TX!