I know I said I would post every day but sometimes...stuff happens...like, the power supply going out in your computer.
Thankfully I have a very tech savvy husband who owns many computers. He spied one in his office that he could cannibalize and viola..I HAVE THE POWER! Thank you husband!
I am really trying to stick the plan I created for myself. It looks like this:
Mondays- AM run, PM core
Tuesdays - AM swim, PM bike
Wednesdays - AM run, PM core
Thursdays - AM swim, PM bike
Fridays - AM track workout, PM core
Saturdays - run or swim
Sundays - bike
This is what my week looked like:
May 25th - Dan and I went for a small run...we left at 8am. Bad idea, it sucked. Nothing more to say. Then I thought about swimming, that is as far as that went.
May 26th - nothing
May 27th - Dan and I rode about 26 miles. This was the best ride I had in a very long time. We did our typical route. I felt fast. I drafted off of Dan which is amazing because he is so much taller than me and his broad shoulders break the air for me. I was able to keep on his tire during my toughest climbs then I would ride along side during the rest. I even managed to tackle the Sun City Vistoso hill, twice. Why 2x (any normal person would ask)? After Dan stopped mid way to help a bloke in need with tire inflation then we took off toward home, then we spotted a friend going the other way so we tried to catch up to her. Which meant we had to turn around to come back up the hill we just peaked. I was able to take that hill both times at around a 10mph pace. This is my pace goal on that hill. I know if I can ride it at 10 or better my overall pace will not be compromised.
May 28th - swim
May 29th - small run (sub 3miles, feeling better) afternoon was a first time shot at "Insanity", never again. My calves are still sore today and have caused me much grief over the last several days, inclusive of some swelling in the ankles and feet yesterday.
May 30th - swim (this felt nice after Insanity)
May 31st - morning track workout, I felt so fast. We did 6x100s and then 6x200s. I timed my 100s and I was clocking them at 30 secs. That is very fast for me and I loved it. When I do the calculations that is something a like an 8 min mile...LOL...Hahaha, yeah right! <One day! It will happen>
I decided against Insanity. I am going to check out options for a gym. I decided that these are my requirements:
- A seated press machine (my knees can't handle squats or high impact and this machine will help my quads and gluts)
- A roman chair - great back workout.
- Free weights - I prefer free weights for my arm workouts. I keep a 10lb dumbbell by my sink and do some arm workouts once or twice a week, when I remember. but I love the seated fly. I love the way my shoulders look when I do this exercise.
- Leg machine (The type that lets you work the inside and outside of your thighs)
- Oblique machine twist- need to work on that side strength and break down those ever menacing "love handles"
- Elliptical - I enjoy the feeling of this over a treadmill
- and pool or sauna if possible.
- and a smoothie bar...one can dream right?
There is a new LA Fitness going in not far from here, I may have to check it out.
Also on Friday - My NOW bars finally arrived from TriSports. They are so delicious. Gluten/Peanut/Nut and HFCS free!
Saturday was all about decorating a cake and cupcakes for an order and then a lunch date with my daughter.
Today was a nice morning 40 mile ride with my friend Amanda. We finished in about 3:15 minutes. My friend Sharon just finished a marathon today in 3:30. I thought my ride was great until I saw that time! She is a BAMF (Bad Ass M....F...) I am going to buy her a running shirt one day with that printed on it.
My running friends are great cyclists. The have such great climbing power. It makes me want to be a better runner.
I was also thinking, I wonder if I could get sponsors? I could be the amatures-amature category. I would promote the crap out of the products that sponsor me. Here are my dream choices: Specialized, Gu, Hammer, Cliff Bar, LegLube (amazing btw), Rudy Project, Pearl Izumi