Friday, June 12, 2009

Little of this, little of that

Well, the training this week was a bit hit or miss. I swam 2800 yards Tuesday morning (4 x 600; 1 x 200 pull; 200 CD), which is my longest swim to date, but had to scrub the after work run because of a work event. Wednesday I rode for 45-minutes, including ten 1-minute intervals with one minute's rest in between, and followed that with a 30-minute run. Thursday I rode for 60-minutes at a moderate pace. Today I was going to swim before work, but I just couldn't drag myself out of bed in time, so I'm hoping to go in around lunch time.

My hamstring has felt a little tight during runs and after I ride, so I may cut the long run short tomorrow in hopes to preventing something bad from happening. Sunday I'm guessing that we'll head back out to Palos to ride/run, but I'm not sure how long (the Plan has us at 3:30, but I think that's because we're supossed to do an Olympic-distance race next week, which we're not doing). I imagine that we'll do around four hours in the saddle again with a 30-minute run.

Sadly, it looks like our training weekend in Madison has fallen through, so we're looking at couple of century options in the area instead. One is the Swedish Days ride (see above), which I like for the name alone. It's so nice to find a fully-supported century for training purposes, but the timing is often tricky. This one would be great, so Cath and I (our training partner Drew has *other* obligations that weekend) are likely to sign up.

Other than that, all is well. Pushing forward and all. Oh, I got a new wetsuit, so that's exciting. We hope to be swimming in lake Michigan soon and my current full-suit looks like I was attacked by sharks.

Hope yu'uns have a great weekend!

1 comment:

  1. Bummer about the Madison weekend. You live close though so maybe another time?