Friday, March 25th 10pm
It’s been a relatively uneventful week in terms of training, which is not necessarily a bad thing. After a much hyped first ride on my new, still unnamed bike, I have yet to venture back out (but she still looks so pretty sitting in my garage, beckoning to me each time I come in or out). My attempt at Herb’s spin class was foiled this morning (unfortunately, not until after I spent 25 min at the gym, waiting to see how things would shake out with the sign in list) and despite my plans to go for a ride this afternoon, the weather and my work schedule were just not accommodating.
Swimming is ok at best, I am definitely going to further investigate some swimming lessons, as I am convinced I am hindering my training with bad form and ultimately, wasting much needed energy with improper technique. One of the greatest things about the tri club is having access to so much at your fingertips- group rides, group runs, training plans and private swim lessons. I’m pretty sure that a few lessons will give me a better platform for training and a dose of much needed confidence. In the interim, I’m continuing my plan to get in the water, stay active and swim at least a 1/4 of a mile 1x or 2x a week.
(This week, I think they might have had to fill up the pool a bit more after my swim, I swallowed waaaay too much water while working out. The good news… no aqua joggers this week)!
Running, which is my forte (and please don’t confuse forte with fast), has taken somewhat of a back seat to my new friendship with biking and swimming (well, swimming and I are still getting acquainted) and I am a bit worried that I should be more focused on some distance runs in preparation for the AC April Fools Run next weekend. Since I am unable to participate in tomorrow’s South Harrison 5K or group bike ride, I am hoping to sneak in a 6 or 7 miler tomorrow afternoon.
To my fellow “clubbers” (oh what a different meaning that has than 10 years ago), I wish all of you participating in the South Harrison 5K a great run tomorrow morning, in particular my friend and neighbor Laura Longo! Also wishing Jen “the gazelle” McCarthy a great run on Sunday in the OC 10 miler. Go girls!