Thursday, June 30, 2011

Three Thing Thursday

1. In the HTFU attitude that seems to be going around blog world this week. I had a short brick (45 minute ride 30 minute run) workout this week..Temp around 98 degrees when I was driving home after work, I was not really feeling this but went ahead and got changed and headed out to put some stuff on the bike...check tires....flat rear tire...really not feeling this...go ahead and start to change it, took me less than 15 minutes (including a bunch of goofing around looking for things) and I hardly got my hands dirty! My first rear flat! Very pleased with myself, but still not feeling this...continued to half heartily get ready and soon headed out on my ride. Mile 5...hit a detour..What! the trail is closed and I must ride on some streets that are in a not real bike friendly area but ok do it any way...mile 6.5..stopped by train on the detour...REALLY?!?.....still not feeling it but must continue at this point..mile 7.5 feeling much better about things, wow it’s nice to be on my bike, and wow it really rides nice since I had it fixed up. Ride finished up with a couple hills to help with confidence level, and on to the run. Run was hot but not near as bad as I thought it would be and managed to keep a decent (for me) pace. As never regret the workout you did..only the ones you didn’t.

2. Swimming I’ve done some of my longest swims ever this week, coming in at 2500/2600 yards. Feeling pretty good about these but a little disappointed in my numbers for the month. Biking and running are down from last month, but swimming is up. I will have to attribute this to the week that I didn’t train for a good portion of it and took it easy the rest due to the rib issues.

June's totals:
Bike: 15h 52m 57s - 220.11 Mi
Run: 10h 25m 27s - 51.95 Mi
Swim: 4h 39m 30s - 11225 Yd

May's totals:
Bike: 20h 25m 24s - 344.09 Mi
Run: 10h 52m 19s - 55.14 Mi
Swim: 3h 28m 33s - 8650 Yd

3. Up at 4 am this morning to hit the pavement by 4:30 ( early even for me I’m usually out by about 5) for 8 miles before work. It was slooowwww really slow but got it done and feels good not to have to worry about doing it the heat this afternoon.


Christi said...

Yay for getting up and doing your run before work. That is awesome!

Karen said...

Good for you on changing the flat. I really need to figure out how to do that... ugh!

Al's CL Reviews said...

Yay for the am workout! You are in a groove!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

I love getting my training done before work

Changing the rear is harder then the front, I cringe when the rear goes flat

Julie said...

For "not feeling it", it sure seems like you were successful!! It would only have taken me about one of those not feeling its to just fugetaboutit.

JohnP said...

Way to get it done! I know how those workouts feel, especially when they get off on the wrong foot like that.

turn your brain off and just ride. :)

Heidi said...

Awesome job Julie!!! That's an incredible amount of training HOURS you are doing.... wow!!!

Jill said...

Way to stick out that bike ride, Chica!! I have not felt the bike since the Century and aside from one very short ride, have not been at all. Kudos to the swimming this week, too - that is awesome and I bet it's helping your confidence too. You just rocked all your workouts this week - YOU BE AWESOME!!!

Matthew Smith said...

Sometimes workouts should just be skipped. Way to stick with it though. Great numbers for May and June! You're doing awesome!

Jennifer said...

How are your ribs doing these days?

Anonymous said...

You go girl! You are rippin up that training!

lilmeg said...

You're rocking the training! Nice work!

I really should learn how to change a flat. I wish there were bike maintenance courses around me!