Monday, May 9, 2011

Happy Mother's Day to me! Doesn't this look good?!?!

Here’s hoping that all of you had a great Mother’s day! I had a really nice day. I slept in until 7:30 which for me is fantastic! I've been dragging my butt a bit so it felt really good. I headed out pretty quickly after rising for my long run trying to beat some of the new to us heat. Before leaving however I was sure to let my boys know that I would be back in about 2 hours and I thought that some pancakes and turkey sausage would really hit the spot. And because they are good kids my breakfast was ready by the time I was finished stretching and cooling off a little. Josh cooked a mighty mean breakfast which we ate on tha back patio and Zach did the cleaning up. It was sooooo good!

Chef Josh

Zach on clean up

After breakfast we headed to the rec center and I got in a swim workout that almost killed me. It was rough but on the other hand felt really good. Then we headed over to my parents and had dinner with my Mom and Dad. Pretty much a perfect day!

So another week comes to an end and although I cut a few workouts short and missed some of the bike sessions (there were 4 I did 2) I’m pretty pleased with my numbers for the week.

3500.00 Yd
1h 22m 29s
61.85 Mi
4h 28m 25s
18.89 Mi
3h 42m 56s

Total time 9h 32m

The plan that I settled on using seems to be a pretty aggressive plan, and truth be told maybe a bit above my abilities. But the first one I started just didn't seem to have enough volume. I think it would have gotten me to the finish line of the 70.3 but I don’t think I would have finished strong. I think the plan I’m now following, even with a few adjustments and not hitting all the sessions will have me finishing in a much better position. At least that’s what I’m hoping for.

Here's to another good week...the little ticker on the side bar is showing 90 days until D day!


Anonymous said...

ohhhh what good boys!!!! Great job on the training, keep up the good work =)

Anonymous said...

Wow how cool is that, boys doing breakfast! Great training!!!!

Karen said...

LOVE the breakfast, how sweet was that?

Your race is about a month ahad of mine. I am just getting into my training plan at this point. There are so many to choose from , I can see where you might not be sure you have the "right" one.

Christi said...

That looks like a great breakie!

She said I need a goal said...

You have some awesome boys there. Makes me almost wish I had kids.. almost cause if I had kids they probably wouldn't cook for me. haha

Jill said...

90 days...woohooo!

That breakfast has me drooling...and I just finished eating even! YUMMY. Sounds like a fantastic M.D. - you're training those boys right!!

Yes, let's get a date on the calendar for a bike ride soon!! Would love the company!

Julie said...

I think our team is a bit on the aggressive side of the training plan, too - but I think it will transfer over well when we hit the heat at our race. The temps are what kill me every time, but if I'm over prepared on the actual physicality of the race, I'm hoping that I will have the energy available to conquer the intense heat this year.

Aimee said...

I'm glad you had a good Mother's Day! Woohoo for another good training week!

Matty O said...

Hi Julie! The 90 cadence applies to running and riding. There are tons of opinions on everything but it has worked wonders for me.

Just make sure you are spinning at 90 cadence/minute. If cadence drops on the bike, go to an easier gear, if it is above 90 go to a harder gear :) simple!

Running wise, count the steps of one foot for a minute. 90/minute. 180 TOTAL steps/minute.

Felt funny running that way for a few weeks but it is very fluid now :)

Take care!

Matthew Smith said...

I'm your newest follower! That Mother's Day breakfast looks awesome. I just looked at your races this year, and you've got a HIM the week before mine. Good luck with all the training!