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Things went fairly well this week. There was a lot going on, but even with that, I managed to get in some nice runs and some decent cycling. After all, I had my first Indoor Tri yesterday (more on that later), so it was more than time to start dealing with training bricks.
Sunday – 10 miles cycling, 1.5 miles running
I wanted to build on Saturday’s run success, so I decided to try out the concept of riding, then hopping off and running. I set up a little transition area in the driveway, and set out.
It was far more windy than I needed, so my legs were aching by the time I finished 10 miles. Turning my feet over to run was harder than I would have thought, but once I got going, things went fairly smoothly. I didn’t have tons of time, so I did a quick 1.5 miler, just to get used to the feeling.
It went decently well. I was not disappointed.
Monday – 7 miles cycling
Little man had his last official day of Spring Break, so when I got home from work, the boys were still out and about. It was way too hot to run, so I got on the bike for another (too-windy) seven miles. The positive is that I am playing more with my gears to compensate for the resistance.
Tuesday – 5.1 miles, running
I had time for about four miles in the morning.
Then it was off to a fairly busy day at work, a very short (one mile) and hot run at little man’s run club
and finally, dinner with a girlfriend, who I haven’t seen in years. Literally.
Wednesday – rest
Nothing to report on Wednesday. Work was uneventful and the evening was quiet. Little man had his karate class, and did very well.
Thursday – 6 miles running
I had a bit of a late start, but I still managed six miles. Several of which were in the rain. Because I’m hardcore like that.
I was hoping to get out again when the boys went to Cub Scouts, but it was still drizzly, so I bailed and watched a movie at home instead.
Friday – rest
I met one of my running friends for a super yummy breakfast,
and then I had to go to one of our city’s YMCA’s to pick up my packet for Sunday’s Y Not Tri Indoor Triathlon.
Also on my list? Picking up an “athletic” swimsuit for said tri (and my upcoming one in April). I am not ready to commit to a full tri kit, but a suit for laps seemed like a decent investment. I figure I can wear a sports bra underneath it for extra support and then just slap my tank and running shorts over it when I get out of the pool and hit transition.
To date, I still don’t ride in cycling shorts. I haven’t had any issues with saddle pain, and I despise how spandex shorts look on me. I know that’s really vain, but I just don’t think I would be comfortable. For the time being, I think this will work fine.
That evening, we got dressed up for a nice dinner out to celebrate the homecoming of one of our deployed friends. It was a lovely evening, and look! Evidence that I do wear real clothes and makeup!
Saturday – rest
I was on the fence about running or riding. However, I had the Y Not Tri Indoor Tri planned for Sunday and really, really wanted to rest my legs. Especially since I hadn’t been in the in the pool in…. well… in a year. Oops.
We had a bit of a family day with karate photos for little man, a trip to the hardware store for some new pots and plants for the front porch, and a delicious dinner that Mr PugRunner cooked up on the Big Green Egg (honey glazed salmon and roasted beets with goat cheese).
I laid out my outfits and packed my bag for the morning. I was nervous, but I figured I would get to the Y well in advance of my 10:10 AM start to get settled.
So, 17 miles on the bike and 12.6 miles running are my totals for the week. While I am hating the windy weather, I’m glad for the extra challenge. I can’t wait to share about the Indoor Tri! Two weeks until the Publix Savannah Women’s Half Marathon and I am incredibly excited about that, too!
How was your week in training?
Any recommendations for solid triathlon gear?