Saturday I did my mock trial of the tri to come and it went okay. Sunday I took a day of rest with frustrations of pain in my right ankle/foot, but still managed to do 20 minutes of pilates and 20 minutes of yoga, along with really streching out the IT band.
With this being Spring Break here at the University, I am assuming some of our life guards are looking for extra hours. Thus, the pool has been open in the the late afternoon on top of it's regular late evening hours. I have taken advantage of this both yesterday and today.
Yesterday, I wanted to test out my ankle/foot. I'll be honest, I was a little leary and scared to run, but it actually went okay. I took it easy, that being very slow with numerous walk breaks. After my short run, I took advantage of the 25 minutes I had until the pool opened, using the weight machines and primarily focusing on the legs. In the pool, I just wanted to focus on form and do some sprints here and there and that's just what I did.
Today I really didn't have a plan in mind for the pool, just to do about 1/2 a mile and I was able to do a little more. I hopped out of the pool and changed into my cycling clothes. I was off to Spin class! I think it's been a month since I have been Spin so it was well over due. Since the spin bikes are the kind of bikes that will be used at the tri, I wanted to focus the first 30 minutes just on riding, at about a cadence of 105-110. For the last 30 minutes I joined the class in sprints, hills, and some other fun stuff.
ORN: 2 miles
OSN: 1050 meters
OSN: 1200 meters
OCN: 22.58 miles
Avg HR: 149
Max HR: 167
"A person needs a little madness, or else they never dare cut the rope and be free!" ~ Nikos Kazantzakis