I am using dailymile.com to track my workouts this year - I like it because it's easy to input your workouts, and gives you some pretty charts and summaries! Also, you can "friend" other people that use DM, and comment on their workouts, and they can comment on yours. It's a really easy way to be cheerleaders for eachother!
This week ended up being a really great training week - and while I could feel the squeeze on my schedule to fit more in, I think I arranged everything to be minimally disturbing to my life and my family's life. Week 1 done - 23 to go!
- 4m bike to work
- 40 min ST
- 6.67m bike to LJ Shores
- 1m ocean swim with TCSD
- Bonus! 1/2 mile run to the car :)
Today I found a new blog! Nicole at FitnessFatale just finished the Oceanside 70.3 this last weekend - in just under 6 hours! It was really good to read about someone that just did what I want to do for my race... I started hunting around to see how her training weeks had went, and I realized that she had done the TriRock Olympic last year - the same one I did! I read her race report to see how she did - and realized that she finished her race 15 minutes ahead of me and got 3rd in her AG! She rocked it! ...so... my mind is already starting to mess around with me - if she got ~6 hours for her 70.3, and she was 15 minutes faster than me at TriRock, how am I ever going to get 6 at Orangeman???
I talked to Paul about it, and he talked me down - I'm stressing myself out already and focusing on that number... what I should be doing is wanting to finish my very first 70.3 and not focus so much on the time - that should be a secondary goal, not a primary goal like I have been making it. I got it - I already did all the math, figured out all the pacing, determined where I need the most work... now I just need to relax, have fun with my training, and STOP COMPARING MYSELF TO EVERYONE AROUND ME!!!
- bike to work and back
- 5 mile tempo run
I had scheduled a long swim for this weekend, but there's a long-standing rule in SD that you don't go in the ocean for at least 72 hours after a rain - so no ocean swim for me this weekend! But it's OK, I still got my hours in for the week so I'm calling it good!
- REST DAY!!!
Week 1 (Base 1) Report
- Run - 22.75 miles (4 hrs)
- Bike - 67 miles (5.25 hrs)
- Swim - 1.4 miles (1.25 hrs)
- 2 ST, 1 Yoga (2 hrs)
- Total hours for the week: 12.5
- (goal was 12 hours for the week)