And now for the numbers:
Swim: 1h 55m 5300 yds
Bike: 6h 16m 1s 82.44 mi still on the trainer
Run: 1h 50m 10s 10.98 mi
Total: 10h 23m 10s
Despite the fairly good numbers and running miles FINALLY into double digits for the week, this was a lackluster week of just going through the motions. I can only go up from here, that is for sure.
My nutrition really lacked last week, mostly from stress and funk. I have decided to try a new strategy this month. In keeping with a system that works really well for my boys, I have decided to implement a reward system for myself. I have downloaded a counter app on my phone, and every time I make a good choice instead of a bad one I will give myself a star on the counter (i.e. today at the grocery store I didn't buy any chocolate - that would be good for one star.) Here is how I will reward myself:
25 stars = 1 latte (I will not be getting lattes unless I have earned them. I also realize that I probably shouldn't be rewarding myself with food or drinks, but I really love lattes and can't just cut them out, nor can I let myself keep having them whenever I want.)
100 stars = something special for myself like a pedicure, a massage, or something that I have been wanting
When I get to 100 I will start over again. It works great for my 4 and 7 year olds - we'll see how it works for mommy!!
I also had a realization this week about the kind of athlete I am. Most triathletes I know look forward to the hardcore kind of workouts - tempo, mile repeats, all out efforts. Me - not so much. I like the good old boring zone 2 workouts. I do not like to suffer. What does that say about me? As a coach, I feel like I mostly have to hold people back from going too hard or doing too much. I'm not sure what to think about myself. It's not that I don't like going fast. I certainly want to be fast. I just don't want to hurt in order to be able to do it. I need to learn how to embrace the hurt a little more if I am going to achieve certain goals I have for myself.
Do you like workouts that put you in the pain cave or would you rather go long and easy?
Have a wonderful week! Happy training!