After 2 very light weeks of training, it's supposed to be "game on" this week. I admit I needed a slight break from training, as much as my family needed to have me take a break! For the next 6 weeks I have different goals outside of racing, focusing on nutrition and strength training. Try to get leaner and stronger before I start training for Redman. It's really a challenge to do both, and train hard for an event. I always struggle with this dilemma because I must have a tri in the future to focus on in order to keep some consistency.
I started Masters Swimming today Me + Masters Swimming = very entertaining. :)
Funny story... or maybe not so funny. Your call. We have more than a couple people in every lane. We "circle" swim most of the time... like 99% of the time. So this morning it was just me and Ben in our lane and we were doing 100's on our intervals. I swim a bit faster than Ben (except when he's sneaky and has his fins on). I came back to the wall to start my Intervals and coach says, "you're splitting the lane now." Meaning I'm staying on my side and he's on his side. I get to the second 100 and I've already forgotten I'm NOT circle swimming. I come back, in Ben's lane, and completely collide with him. Poor Ben! He's so nice... he even apologized for my mistake!!! Something just goes automatic when I swim intervals. Haha... wish everything was so "automatic."
Nutrition has been pretty good. I find it helpful to journal for periods of time to make sure I'm in the vicinity of my goals. I've been a little short on calories and off by a few grams of fat and carbs here and there, but the fat sources are "healthy" so I'm not sweating a few grams.
The real problem is getting the darned weight training in. I know how freakin' important it is, and I only have until June to get moving with it. I'm trying to work it so my weight training days fall on the days before I swim or bike (so I have recovery days).
Must. Lift Tomrrow.
I think I will try to do something at Lunch time. Might even be able to do it after I spin/run in the morning. Fitting it in will be much easier once Cassie's after-school stuff is over... but then that's a little late. Have to get on it.
I'm actually racing this weekend, just for fun, doing Kona Eastside. :)
Sunday is a 130 mile ride for a bunch of our tri family who are doing IMTX. I'll ride a portion of the course and provide some support along the way.