I am currently sitting in my bed with my compression socked legs up on pillows. Thank you, God, for blessing me with this life!!
I am on spring break this week (I teach at two colleges and this year the spring breaks were the same...yay), so Coach Mary and I decided to do a little Trimommy Training Camp. Yesterday was day 1, and it was pretty much a typical Monday for me: I taught a 60 min. spin class and did a strength workout in the morning, and swam Masters Swim last night.
Today, however, was not typical. This was the plan:
90 min. endurance ride
60 min. endurance run with 4 hill-bounding repeats (I won't go into hill-bounding, but this is hard stuff)
60 min. endurance/tempo ride.
The first two were meant to be done as a brick, then followed shortly by the 60 min. ride.
Here is a picture of my nutrition preparation:
Three and half hours of training requires serious monitoring of the nutrition, so I came up with a plan last night, and followed it to a tee...and it worked great! My primary fuel was First Endurance EFS Drink and EFS Liquid Shot. In the past, sports drinks have not gotten along with my stomach during running, but today I had no problems! I through in a pack of Luna Moons and a mini Luna bar for some variety.
Here is a picture of the aftermath:
I forgot to say that I had a banana chocolate protein shake and an EFS Bar for my breakfast.
I finished up my 3.5 hours (plus a little extra because the hill I ran to for my hill-bounding repeats was further away than I expected it to be...must run faster), with 2 scoops of Cappucino Ultragen and an ice bath. (Sorry, no picture of the ice bath because my camera pooped out on me!).
While I was drinking my Ultragen (so good, btw), the doorbell rang, and when I opened the door look what was waiting for me...
a new pair of Saucony Grid Sinister running shoes. Seriously, could this day get any better??? (They are way on sale right now, and I just couldn't resist.)
Now, I am off to pick up Noah. I would be lying if I didn't mention that I did feel a tiny bit guilty about sending Noah to the babysitter so I could train for hours, so now I will make up for it by playing outside in the beautiful sun with my beautiful boys. Did I mention how blessed I am??