Weight I have lost

Monday, August 3, 2009


So I’m on Week 7 of Tri Training. After being on Week 6 for 3 weeks and going nowhere, I just said oh well. We got back from vacation, and we did a 2 mile run Tuesday, an hour bike ride Wednesday, and a 30 minute bike ride Friday. We skipped 2 swims and a 4 mile run, by Friday, but said we would swim on Saturday and Sunday. That didn’t work out.

Friday on the way to work, D called to tell me his grandmother passed away. After making sure he was ok, D said he wanted to ride. OK. I decided I would run on Saturday still, and go look for a dress, since I didn’t have one. D and I did our 30 minute ride, and went and got a beer after. We got home and his parents called to tell us the funeral was on Sunday morning in Florida. This was about at 830pm Friday night. So, we went to bed.

Saturday we got up. I was not going to run 6 miles and then get in a car for 7-9 hours. Just wouldn’t do it. I found some clothes to wear, packed, as did D. Loaded up the car, took the pups to daycare, and hit various McDonald’s down I-75 and across the turnpike to 95. The rest of the weekend was family stuff, I won’t bore you with that. We got back on Monday night. Tuesday, we both took the day off, because we were both exhausted and various things around the house needed to be taken care of (the source of a foul odor, for example). The run I planned on doing never materialized.

Wednesday, D and I planned a run, but the more I thought about it, the more flummoxed I became. I told him I had to take the week off and that I would resume on Saturday with a small run.

So that is what I did. 3 miles.

Sunday, I planned on biking but it was raining when I got up, and raining when I had a bfast date with D before he went to work, and raining when I came out of the grocery store, and raining when I finished the marinade for the chicken for dinner. So I leashed up Guinness and we went for a 2 mile run. This thing kicked my ass. Sunday afternoon, D met me after work at a Beginner’s Triathlon Seminar. Most of it was over my head… bikes, and aero bars, and drafting, and riding ala Tour de France. What I got out of it…eat lots of carbs 2 days before the race, and 1 day before, but don’t over eat. Just eat differently. Don’t use Gatorade all training and then switch to Goos on race day. And People in transitions are asses. Slow down when you get stitches or cramps, and you will be kicked in the head during the swim. There was a pro Triathlete there, and she was really nice. She talked to me about my “size” issue and not being able to find clothes. She said to just learn everyone’s return policy. And that one brands XS is another brands XL. This woman was a rail, and told me that a pair of bike shorts she has in an XL. It made me feel better. All in all I found the seminar beneficial.

This morning, I told D I was getting up at 5 to start Week 7. 3 mile run. I set out all my clothes. 5 came, and then 515. I got up and got dressed and then got back in bed. At 6 I got up, said bye, and left. Went to the gym and ran a SLOW 3 miles. I know why. My legs need a break. I can’t give them one until Saturday, perhaps Friday… I have plans on Saturday and Sunday and will not have access to the bike, so I moved my rest day from Monday to Saturday. And next Monday will be my Sunday. That is the plan for now at least. So anyway, the 3 miles sucked…I am exhausted, and I have a swim tonight. I’m so on top of things, I left my bathing suit at home.

Time: 8:57 (walk)
Mileage: .31 (28:52 min/mile)
Time: 30:25 (run)
Mileage: 2.01 (15:07 min/mile)
Calories: 523
Max HR 186
Avg HR 155
In Zone: 6:10

Time: 61:12 (bike)
Mileage: 10.08 (9.88 MPH)
Calories: 713
Max HR 176
Avg HR 150
In Zone 42:38

Time: 29:04 (bike)
Mileage: 5.24 (10.82 MPH)
Calories: 354
Max HR 177
Avg HR 148
In Zone 18:56

Time: 9:12 (walk)
Mileage: .4 (23 min/mile)
Time: 43.03 (run)
Mileage: 3.11 (13:50 min/mile)
Time: 3:32 (walk)
Mileage: .2Km (17:40 min/k)
Time: 14:43 (run)
Mileage: .6 (24:31 min/mile)
Calories: 848
Max HR 187
Avg HR 176
In Zone: 5:08

Time: 12:01 (walk)
Mileage: .35 (34:20 min/mile)
Time: 31:38 (run)
Mileage: 2.01 (15:39 min/mile)
Calories: 428
Max HR 179
Avg HR 147
In Zone: 11:10

Time: 9:16 (walk)
Mileage: .4 (23:10 min/mile)
Time: 43.44 (run)
Mileage: 3.11 (14:03 min/mile)
Time: 14:06 (run)
Mileage: .6 (23:30 min/mile)
Calories: 752
Max HR 181
Avg HR 167
In Zone: 10:08


mommie2lea said...

Seriously, my legs would need a break, too, if my workouts were like yours! Glad you got some tips out of the seminar, and so sorry to hear about D's grandma.

Carolina John said...

awesome! tri training will certainly keep you putting miles under the belt. that seminar sounds like fun. i've been meaning to get in on one of those.

Nitmos said...

Lots of work outs. Busy, busy...