Weight I have lost

Monday, August 24, 2009

Week 8 is in the books!

I missed one workout...Sunday's 60 minute bike, but I added an extra swim.

So Thursday, of course was a double workout day and of course I didn't get up. Porter woke up at 2 and felt the need to be loved until 4. So that's when I fell back asleep, and the alarm clock going off at 5 was not appreciated. So I skipped that run.

After work, D and I went swimming. We had no one telling us how to swim so that was nice. We did 200m, 400m, and 1000m. Like all my other swims, I really didn't like it. Afterwards we went and had a beer. I'm sure I was a sight, as I didn't have a hat, my hair was mohawked, and my clothes were all wet. D knows how to dry himself off, so he was dry, and he has no hair.

Friday, I got up at 5 and ran my 5K on the treadmill that I was supposed to run on Thursday. I was feeling lazy and ran it flat with no inclines. That was fine, because I knew I was running in the real world on Saturday.

Saturday I got up at 6 and put on my clothes for the open water swim. I drove 65 miles to Gainesville, GA, and went to that. Overall I found it very beneficial. I got kicked in the head, the wrist (stopped my HRM) and the leg. And an ass swam over me. I let him know he was an ass, and from then on he stayed away from me. I mean, c'mon. Swimming over someone in a clinic, not a real tri? Like you couldn't see the bubbles from my feet. So this clinic was off a private dock in a neighborhood. So I'm going about 15mph to get there and the hills are monstrous (nothing like my "hill" I can't get up). My car is having trouble getting up it.

When I got to the dock, that's all people were talking about...the hills. They were having a bike ride after the clinic, but me and my schedules...I had a run scheduled.

So back to the swim...we learned to spot, swim around a buoy (with that many people, I doggie paddled), and practiced swimming 400 m. My shorts felt fine. My shirt rode up. I tucked it in my shorts. The arms were fine, although it was weird to see blue from the arms of the shirt while swimming. It'll do for now is my final consensus. So after that...I found out you could meet for the bike at the clubhouse at the top of all these hills, so I decided that's where I would start my run. I got up there, and put on my shoes. Drank some Gatorade and water, and went on my way. It was pretty nice out. There were some hills. I managed 2 of them. I really didn't have much in me to do all of them. I ran 3.05 miles. My shorts although not pretty held up well. They didn't ride up and didn't fall down. I passed the bikers while I was running going in the opposite direction. They cheered me on and I gave them a thumb's up.

I finished, and realized I didn't bring a change of clothes, because I'm smart like that. And my shirt was still wet. So I drove 65 miles home, with the heat on, in Georgia, in August.

I came home and slept for 4 hours and had the worst headache. Dehydration. Who knew 32 oz of H2O before, 40 oz of Gatorade during and 64 oz of H2O after could produce such a headache? Well, not me. So while I was nursing my head, D came home from work, hobbling like an old man. He threw out his back.

So we didn't do much but watch TV on Saturday.
Sunday, no bike ride. So there is the one missing workout.

Time: 6:14 (swim)
Mileage: 200meter (3:07 min/100meters)
Calories: 52
Max HR 145
Avg HR 132
In Zone: 0:00

Time: 12:03 (swim)
Mileage: 400meter (3:00 min/100meters)
Calories: 117
Max HR 158
Avg HR 142
In Zone: 2:42

Time: 32:52 (swim)
Mileage: 1000meter (3:17 min/100meters)
Calories: 287
Max HR 149
Avg HR 134
In Zone: 0:20

Time: 9:16 (walk)
Mileage: .4 (23:10 min/mile)
Time: 41:36 (run)
Mileage: 3.11 (13:22 min/mile)
Time: 11:53 (walk)
Mileage: .6 (19:48 min/mile)
Calories: 742
Max HR 185
Avg HR 171
In Zone: 5:38

Swim not recorded due to being kicked in the wrist

Time: 45:40 (run)
Mileage: 3.05 (14:58 min/mile)
Calories: 6292
Max HR 179
Avg HR 166
In Zone: 13:41


Tammy said...

Yay for another week in the books!! So you skipped one workout, you are much more committed than I would probably be... which is why I have never signed up for a tri. That and I can't swim.

Shannon said...

I wish I had a place to practice an open water swim that wasn't the ocean. I'm not to found of the ocean and it's creatures. The good thing is that I have a year to train for the tri. I will find somewhere.

You workout schedule was pretty impressive.

I am the queen of switching things around in my schedule (skipping too).

Missy said...

Yeah, NO reason to be an ass like that in a clinic for crying out loud. In a race, every man for themselves but c'mon man, what are you trying to prove? Sheesh.

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Open water swim practice is awesome. That's really beneficial.

Maybe consider trying Nuun sometimes. I've found that it hydrates me better than water when I workout hard. Just a suggestion. :-)

and yeah...swimming over someone...not cool

Leah said...

Way to go! Kicked in the wrist and you still keep going.