Tuesday- terrific tremendous tuesday
Now, if you follow this training blog, and I don’t really think too many people do religiously, as it is not that entertaining. But, if you do, You know I really LOVE Tuesdays.
I have dubbed it “Transition Tuesday” and it’s a workout not done by a lot of people, but one that probably should be done by some triathletes.
Its the Swim….then run…then swim again…then run again.
This week my entire plan has increased. I was kind of nervous about it, and I remain a little leary of the entire increase. It’s a bizarro huge mileage increase- none of the 10% increase that is recommended. I think I can do it, and my coach has always been more conservative than most.
So…yesterday was an easy day. It was FUN. My legs actually felt great. Today I approached the entire workout with a little bit of trepidation. It was much longer, and I was concerned about my ability to run the 5 miles plus the swim.
Luckily my awesome friend Janice was up for doing the workout, or at least part of it.
I swam the first 1000 yds by myself. After staying up and watching Megalodon for Shark Week…I found my swim in the dark pool to be a little more alarming than it needed to be. And as I looked up Megalodon, I realized that this “documentary” was actually a “mockumentary” and I bought it hook, line sinker.
I had to stop doing flip turns. I was absolutely feeling my HR speed up and even though I know that the whole thing is a bit ridiculous, as I am swimming in a POOL, I still had some issues. I was quite glad when I saw Janice standing at the end of the lane, all ready for a run.
We ran. The temperature was better today and so I fairly sprinted up the first hill. Ran down the second at a very too fast pace, thus running out of steam on the third. AH well.
We then hopped back into the pool…with the sun coming up and Janice beside me I got over my shark issues.
ANd then we hopped out again. Janice decided to join me on my second run, which she usually doesn’t do. So 2 more friendly miles in the bank.
And then WORK.
Tomorrow is a very long morning workout again. Again, I am feeling a bit intimidated. I am hoping the cooler weather will prevail…but it is Florida and it is August, so….I can hope away…
At least 2 workouts have gone well…. 5 more left. well, 6, I have weights with the coach…lets see if I can vomit on him….shall we?