24 February 2009

Week 6 Training - Boise 1/2IM

February 23, 2009 - BIKE
VO2max workout - I did this workout after getting off of a plane. I had a burrito waiting for me to finish so it was pretty good incentive. The intervals were tough, but I eked them out.

February 24, 2009 - SWIM
2600 yds. - This swim had lots of kicking, like 400+ yds of kicking and 300 yds of drills. I was in the pool for an hour and of course turned nice and red since the water is so toasty warm. It went well and I think I worked out some of my lower leg soreness with all of the kicking.

February 25, 2009 - RUN + YOGA
45 min. pickups - I took 30 minutes to talk myself into getting out of my warm bed and going for this run. I ran in the fieldhouse this morning and actually had a nice run. I was really glad that it was only 45 minutes and was surprised at how fast the time flew by.
Yoga was tough last night. I struggled with the balance postures and my shoulders were nice and tired, but I'm not sure why. I was glad that I did it though. Also, I got to eat dinner with the Hills and they had yummy yummy yummy chicken enchiladas. So, that was a bonus!

February 26, 2009 - SWIM
2700 yds. negative splits - The workout went well and I enjoyed the intervals. It took forever but only because all of the people in the pool this morning were chatty. I mentioned the tri camp to one guy. Another guy wanted to talk about using paddles. Another woman wanted to discuss the drills I was doing. So, it took a long time. But I felt good. My 50s were 51s, 49.87s, 49.30s, and 45s. I didn't keep track of my 100s...that was when the chatting really got going. My 200s were all around 3:50-3:54.

February 27, 2009 - BIKE
1:30-1:45 long endurance ride - This workout went fine for about an hour, but then I bonked. It's my own fault for not eating before. I grabbed a gu and finished out the workout, but this was a good reminder to eat before these workouts. That means 2 poptarts before my run tomorrow. I did watch Casino Royale though so the time passed by fairly quickly.

February 28, 2009 - RUN
90 min. long run - This was my best long run in months. I felt great doing it and was so glad to be out there in my own running zone enjoying the cold. Actually, I was hating the cold and apparently it was hating me because when I got home, I had a major cold allergic reaction. It was lovely. In spite of the giant hives all over my legs, I was really glad that I talked myself into going out and getting this run in.

March 1, 2009 - REST