I haven't written any training posts lately so I thought I would today.
For you non crazy runner types - Read it anyway. I'll be back to posting wonderful parenting tips, and overall genius tomorrow, or at least I'll have another story about injury and exposure.
Here are the training workouts I have done this week.
Sunday - 2 hr bike - Zone 2
Monday 1hr run - Zone 2
Both of these were nice. I saw many flowers and even more road kill. I have strange tan lines.
Tuesday am - 35 minute bike - Zone 2
Tuesday pm - Track torture - 4.5 miles - Zone 2-5 (Puke)
Wednesday am - 45 minute run - zone 2 (Sleep running!)
Wednesday afternoon - 1 hr bike - Zone 2
****I did not do this workout. I had to take a nephew to baseball and a guinea pig to get a pedicure.
Then I had to find a child who was MIA and go to P$'s birthday party.
Thursday am - 55 minute bike - power intervals. Ha.
Usually I would not ride on the morning of track, nor would I run six miles the evening before. BUT I fired my coach, and then two days later I re-hired him. (Another story for another day.) During those two days he switched track from Wednesday to Tuesday. (See? He is trying to kill me.)
We ran 12 x 400
I won't write them all here, but my best time was 1:56 and my worst was 2:16.
The fired/rehired coach tried to help me with form. Imagine trying to help a pigeon toed chicken run better.
He also pointed out that I had improved over my February track workouts which is true.
I guess I am impatient and ready to see real improvements that translate to faster actual RACE running. Preferably I would like to do this without breathing hard or hurting. :) My legs are very sore.
I have included these two (completely narcisstic and self indulgent) pictures.
1. Race in September before hiring/firing/rehiring a coach.
2. Race last week after three months of coaching.
Do I look any faster?
Are you becoming impatient about any goals?
Or better yet.
What goals WERE you impatient about that finally paid off?
Rock Star Triathlete has told me a couple of times that improving the bike is the way to improve the run. Can anyone share any other methods of improvement they have had? Especially ones that involve eating pizza!!
One last thing and thank you for reading this far. Apparently I created a monster when I let The Coach post. He now has written a recount of my firing/rehiring my coach. Who would you like to hear the story from?
I am spending the last few hundred days of my thirties loving my husband and five kids, teaching, cooking, training, reading, and thanking God for all that I have been blessed with.
I hope to share these adventures with you fellow adults in order to retain my sanity and vocabulary.
In the process I am sure my ham licking, choke holding, pop tart hiding family will be approached about gaining fame and fortune on a reality show titled, "How to Raise Quirky Kids in a Chaotic Home."
Thanks for stopping by!