Apparently all it takes to get rid of a funk is a good brick workout, a good run, and signing up for a triathlon. Yep, you read that right! I signed up for my first triathlon!
400m serpentine pool swim in a 50m pool. 12mi bike on a route I have ridden several times. And a 5K run through the park where I started running. BRING IT ON!
I registered for the race after Noel and I had a very good indoor brick workout at the gym on Friday, I rode a Cybex for 8mi at just under a 16mph pace. Do you use pace for cycling? Then we hit the track for 2miles where I crushed a 9:30mi/mile pace! Legs felt funny for the first lap, but once they settled in, they just kept chugging. I was a sweaty mess when I was done.
Today I woke up wanting to run, but the housework had piled up. I cleaned up the kitchen and got the laundry started. I sat down and moaned to Noel that I really needed to get some miles in. And he did what any loving husband would do…he kicked me out of the house. HAHA! I headed to the small town near our house and had an awesome 4.5 mile run in 44 minutes. Yep…again under 10min/mile! I am liking my new training pace A LOT! In those 4.5 miles I saved a box turtle from the street and almost got eaten by a GIANT German Shepherd. The only reason I don’t like running in neighborhoods…dogs not being watched by their people.
Let’s hope the rest of the week goes as well as the last couple of days have gone. Training for our next half marathon starts this coming Sunday!
I’ve got some good blog posts planned this week, so stay tuned!