Last Week’s Workouts {3/24-3/30}

31 03 2014

Um, how is it the end of March already? It seems like I was just recapping some of my February workouts. But you know what that means? Only 2 weeks left until Gator Half! Gulp! (And, yes, I finally registered.)

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I had surprisingly large mileage this week- but I think it’s somewhat inflated because I rode the trainer three- yes, THREE!- times this week <– who am I? and just guesstimate that I’m going 30km/hour which may or may not be accurate (I’m gonna lean towards “not accurate”).

Anywho- here’s my summary:

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Monday: Trainer, 30 minutes

I was short on time and it was raining out, so this is what I could get in.

Tuesday: Long run, 15km

This was hands down one of my best runs of the season. Initially, I didn’t want to run because I was going solo, but decided I should take advantage of the cool evening air. Boy, am I glad I did! Maybe it was the rested legs or maybe it was the fabulous tail wind on my way back, but I was able to break the 1:15 barrier for a 15km! I was darn proud of my splits too:

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This was definite motivation for the week. My hard work is paying off!

Recovery is key: IMG_2961

Wednesday: Trainer ride, 1 hour

Nothing super exciting to report on this one. I’m still digging sports documentaries for trainer rides though. I watched “Undefeated,” about an inner city high school football team that goes from worst to first.


Thursday: Swim, 3000 yards

Half my teammates were headed out on vacation today, so I was swimming alone. I did 25 x 100 pull (full kit) as my main set.


Friday: Run, 6.5 km

I totally intended to run 10km, but I just wasn’t feeling it. The humidity was suffocating and my allergies were starting to act up. So, I cut it short and did some stretching/core work when I got home.

Saturday: Trainer, 2 hours


It was POURING on Friday night and the radar didn’t look good for Saturday, but we decided to play it by ear. I woke up Saturday morning and it had stopped raining (yay!) but the weather prediction for later was not so stellar. We probably could have gotten a ride in (maybe cut it a little short) but I was a little unsure about the weather and my allergies were causing me to wheeze just laying in bed, so I texted Chris and Meghan and told them that I thought it was better just to ride on Sunday. Thankfully they were okay with that, so I went back to sleep for a few hours after taking some allergy medicine. I had a lazy Saturday morning when I woke up, taking my time to make some of these babies:

IMG_1067(recipe coming Friday peeps!)

I should have gone riding on Davis Island instead of putzing around in the kitchen, because the sun was still out at this point. After breakfast, it still was looking like decent riding weather, so I started to get changed. Then I looked at the weather report and it showed 60% chance of rain for the next few hours and there were clouds in the distance. Trainer it is.

I made it my longest so far- 2 hours! A little bit of sing-along to RENT helped me get through. As I finished up my workout, I noticed the clouds rolling in but still no rain. I hopped in the shower and of course, as soon as I got out, I looked out the window to see pouring rain. Figures.

Sunday: Brick, 67 km ride, 8km run

IMG_3094Fun group ride on the Suncoast! Met up with Chris x 2, Jamie and Meghan for a triathlete’s version of Sunday Funday! We started with our ride up to Anderson Snow and back. We had a nice little headwind on the way out, but we were keeping a comfortable, fairly easy pace. Of course we stopped to take photos when we took our potty break, since Meghan and I were rocking our new team kits!

ladiesbikingThe ride back to the cars was much faster than the first half. Hooray tailwind!

After our ride, we did a nice 8K in perfect running weather- low 60s and sunny. This Florida winter has been quite pleasant! (Well, I guess it’s technically spring now!) I took my first km at 5:02 and went down from there. It was a solid run, and I averaged 4:55/km. It’s amazing how much the weather can affect your performance! It makes me hope (unrealistically) that we’ll get cool temps in two weeks.

And now, because I can, I’ll show you where I spent the rest of my afternoon. 🙂

collagepoolAh, Florida.



6 responses

31 03 2014

Awesome, I have a new sports documentary to look for.

31 03 2014

It’s a little slow but engaging enough to keep it interesting.

31 03 2014
Cynthia @ You Signed Up For WHAT?!

Love the pics! I especially love the one on the 2 hour trainer ride – hilarious!

31 03 2014

I went back and forth about posting that one. I took so many absolutely ridiculous/embarrassing photos to see if I could get one that was post worthy! Lol

31 03 2014

Ps I took your advice and added a watermark to my photos for the recipes coming later this week! It’s totally time consuming and makes me want photoshop or Lightroom!

31 03 2014
Cynthia @ You Signed Up For WHAT?!

I was just thinking about lightroom – I love picmonkey but it is time consuming and I also end up with 2 copies of every image on my computer (I recently ran out of hard drive space) – need to streamline!

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