Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Let the madness begin...

Not much is new here besides the fact that the month of March has started off with a bang. Boom. Boom.

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.

YESTERDAY:
ORN: 2 miles
25:12
12:36 min/mile
OSN: 1050 meters

TODAY: BRICK!
OSN: 1200 meters
OCN: 22.58 miles
60:00
2:39 min/mile
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


Peace, y'all!

18 comments:

Sherry said...
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Sherry said...

Great workouts! I'm thinking about doing two swim days in a row myself. Something about swimming is so therapeutic for me.

Glad your ankle/foot didn't give you problems on your run yesterday. Everytime I begin a run I say a little prayer that the pain in my arse won't fester. Thankfully, it's been very well behaved this past week. :o)

akshaye said...

Good work outs. I'm glad the ankle felt ok... take care of it.

J~Mom said...

Hope your ankle is still ok!

You are so ready for your tri!!! And you still have almost a month!

Jess said...

You're gonna be very ready for your first tri!

Wes said...

You are kicking it in strong now!! Go Tri-Chica!!!

Molly said...

WOW! Great work! Hope your knee/ankle/IT cdontinue to get better!

Take Care

CollegeGirl said...

Tag! You're it :)

Jess said...

Wow what a rocking way to start off the month! Nice job!

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

You're off to a great start for March. GoGoGo!!

Lily on the Road said...

glad to hear that you can swim and bike to take some of the pressure off of the ankle and IT.

You're doing really well....and March has only begun.

IronGambit said...

I say no to the bike, e-mail if you have questions.

Firefly's Running said...

Nice job!!!

RunnerGirl said...

Sounds like you're gonna be ready for that Tri for sure! Take care of your ankle, I'm trying to do the same!

Danielle said...

Hope the ankle keeps improving!! Good job on the workouts.

Non-Runner Nancy said...

WOO HOO!!! Good for you. I love that music, keep forgetting to tell you.

jahowie said...

Great job on the workouts. Cool song too. It's too bad that she is so messed up. Amy Winhouse has a cool voice.

Annette said...

Keep it up! Sounds like you're staying on track, despite the ankle. Hope it's back to normal soon.