Another successful workout this morning at the pool. Unfortunately, the weather did not cooperate as well for the afternoon workout. Yep, I’ve decided to dive in and sign up for my first triathlon. It’s a sprint distance, so I think I’ll be ok physically. It’s the mental part of open-water swimming and the transitions I’m a little worried about. Good think I have a lot of support from friends!
Here is my schedule for the next 5 weeks:
Week Mon Tue Wed Thur Fri Sat Sun
May 23 Swim 21 Rest Swim 28 Swim 35 Bike 70 Rest Run 35
Bike 42 Run 23
May 30 Swim 23 Rest Swim 31 Swim 39 Bike 77 Rest Run 39
Bike 46 Run 23
Jun3 6 Italy Italy Italy Italy Italy Italy Italy
Jun 13 Swim 18 Rest Swim 26 Swim 31 Bike 62 Rest Run 31
Bike 37 Run 18
Jun 20 Swim 14 Rest Bike 46 Swim 23 Rest Rest Race
Bike 28 Run 14
At least these are the workouts I’m planning to get in each week…not necessarily in this order.
Thanks to JH for the website suggestion containing training plans…BeginnerTriathlete.com. I’ve pulled this from the last four weeks of their swim-heavy sprint triathlon plan. Those numbers are the minutes I’m supposed to spend running, swimming, and biking. The workouts highlighted in red are workouts that should be done as a “brick,” or back-to-back. Sorry for the poor format. I’m still learning how to paste charts into my posts. Suggestions?
For instance, Monday’s “Swim 21, Bike 42” workout indicates doing one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Farther down, the “Swim 18, Bike 37” indicates doing a swim, immediately followed by the bike. We’ll see how this goes!
Uneventful day at work and in the world of meals. Scrambled eggs with salsa for breakfast.
Salad for lunch, which was not the best I’ve had. I was trying to clean up some things so here is a list of the ingredients:
– Lettuce (of course)
– Fresh salsa (getting pretty tangy by this point)
– Peas (probably a weird addition)
– Chopped walnuts
– Dried cranberries.
While I was preparing my lettuce, I went ahead and cut up the whole head and divided it into bowls for the rest of the week.
With such an early morning at the pool, I had a lot of extra time to be busy…and relax.
I prepped for the week (lettuce bowls that is). Washed and spun it before dividing into the bowls…
I did the Sudoku puzzle.
Don’t tell anyone, but I occasionally (ok more often than that) read the Dear Abby section. I like to see if my response is the same as hers…plus sometimes the questions remind me that life isn’t really too bad!
I even had a few minutes to get started on the crossword puzzle. A lot of mornings I’ll bring it to work to continue my attempt while I eat lunch. Plus, doing it at the beginning of the week means it’s a heck of a lot easier than Sunday mornings. 🙂
This evening I meant to get out on the bike, but with the rain, I ended up staying at work a little later and not getting home in time. Instead I headed to Great Harvest Bread Co. for the first time and picked up a couple of loaves of bread. I can’t wait to try them! I’ve been meaning to stop by there for like the past year, but when Groupon had a deal, I just couldn’t resist. Thank you Groupon!
Highlights from the night:
Oh, and a Coors Light to wash it down.
Watching some of the crew sing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game!”
Check out the pizza mascot…gotta love Casey’s Pizza!
And some great views of the Capitol behind the field.
The pictures don’t do it justice…next time I’ll bring the good camera.
Ok, enough from me tonight!
What is your morning routine? Do you admit to reading Dear Abby? 🙂
Do you use GroupOn and LivingSocial? What’s the best deal you’ve found?