So here it is, just before 2 p.m., and I have already finished my long ride and worked all morning! I'm not sure I like the benefits of getting up early enough, however, to make it an every day thing. 6:30 rolls around early enough as it is!
Training this week was great. I was on spring break from Ithaca College, so I was able to hit every single workout. I love it when that happens. I had my "long" run yesterday. It was supposed to be an hour, but I'm trying to really listen to my body as I build my distance back up from my time off. I ran about 52 minutes and started feeling like my form was breaking down and my feet were starting to hurt, so I walked the last 8 minutes. I was feeling a little discouraged because it's just so frustrating to feel like I am back at square one after building so much great fitness last year. Coach Mary reassured me that I was being smart, and that after square one always comes square two. So, I'm staying positive.
Here are the numbers for the week:
Swim: 1h 54m 5600 yds
Bike: 4h 30m 49.57 mi and one spin class
Run: 2h 1m 40s 11.72 mi (slowly but surely)
TRX/Yoga/Movement Prep: 1h 54m
Total: 10h 19m 41s
On another note, we also worked very hard on Ryan's science fair project yesterday. The experiment has been done for a week or so, but we still had to put together the board.
Needless to say, guess who put in the bulk of the work, grumbling all the while. (Hint: It says that Daddy helped with the experiment...no mention of Mommy's help...no, I'm not bitter or anything...) My beef is this: what does the whole presentation thing actually teach my child? I mean, I get how understanding the scientific process is good, but do we really need the whole board? I hated doing this kind of stuff when I was in school, and look at me now...still hating doing this kind of stuff. Also note, for those of you who would like to tell me just have Ryan do it - it's his project; he did do the experiment (with Daddy's help), and he typed out all of the labels on the board, and helped with gluing. BUT at the science fair if your kid is the one with the board that actually looks like he did it himself, you feel like a bad parent. Don't ask me how I know this.
So back to school tomorrow. Halfway through this crazy semester, and I'm still alive. I guess I'll come up for air in about 8 weeks!!
Happy training and have a great week.