Wednesday: 1 hour on the drainer. So boring! It was raining like crazy, so I headed to the gym to do my run on the dreadmill. Yeah, made it 3 miles before almost killing myself. The dreadmill just isn't going to cut it! Then did 30 min strength. Showed some of the boys in the gym up.
Thursday: 1 hour swim. Sprints day. OMG! Kicked my ass! Normally I swim between 1:55/100 yards (now that I've had my lesson) to 2:00/1oo yards. We did 100 yard sprints and I never went slower than 1:38/100 yards and even hit a couple of 1:29/100 yards. I've been swimming at different times this week. I prefer 5:45 am, but sometimes I just can't make it happen. So, Thursday, I run out of the lab for the 10 am practice and then promptly get kicked out of my lane because 4 of them are reserved for seniors. I had no idea but granny gave me the stink eye for the rest of the day...even though I apologized and moved lanes as soon as I was informed. Anyway, I was exhausted from the swim, but pretty proud of myself. The coach was shocked I swam so fast. BOOM!
Friday: Woke up at 4:45 am, even though I wasn't swimming so I could work for a while before sneaking off on a bike ride. Rode 52 miles, at a decent clip, and stayed aero the entire time. This is huge. I felt really good about this ride. It was windy, but I kept at it. Hopefully all of this riding in the wind is making me a stronger cyclist. When I finished the ride, I bricked on a 3 mile run with the pig ninjas. My legs were so tired. Obviously, I need to do more brick workouts. There will be a lot of progress in the next few months.
Saturday: 8 mile run with the boys. It was a gorgeous day and I ran along the American River Bike Trail. Went out Friday night and drank a massive Lucifer beer. Guess it came back to haunt me because I had a headache on Saturday. That happens when you're not a big drinker, apparently. The run eliminated the Lucifer-induced headache and I felt much better. Took the boys swimming in the river and they had a blast, though my car smelled like wet dog on the way home. Left the windows open a bit to air the car out, forgot to close them and then it rained last night. Ooops! My poor car (Willie Willie Brunana) is soaked.
Today: will ride the drainer later. Must focus on work and eating now.
I have become a child when it comes to eating. If I'm hungry, I'm super cranky and can't even help it. I think about eating all the time. When, where, what. And I'm always thirsty. IM training is pretty awesome, even the always hungry and thirsty part.