Back in the Groove
Hi everyone! It's been a while since I've posted on the blog and for good reason- I just got back from an amazing vacation. I'll be sure to share all about it but it was probably the best trip of my life! But- it's back to reality now and I had a decent week back of training. My first race is around the corner (EEK!) so here's how the week went:
We got home on Sunday, so today was all about getting back to work and readjusting to the time change. I really didn't do much of anything active!
1.5 mile run
1 hour Boot Camp
I was really happy to wake up this morning and feel back to my normal self! I always get a little sick at the end of trips, but today I woke up feeling great again. I made it out to my gym for a morning Boot Camp outside and it was a great workout with lots of lower body exercises.
8 mile bike
Great bike ride at lunch time around my neighborhood. Kept the pace pretty easy and just enjoyed the great weather and being back on my bike!
500 yard swim
This was a ROUGH swim. But- I'm very excited because my HOA pool opened for the season so I got to walk across to street to swim and had the pool to myself! This was also my first swim in my new wetsuit- I've never swam in one before so it was definitely a bit uncomfortable, but I might wear it in my race so I had to try it out.
60 min Yoga
Finally made it back for a sunrise yoga with Erica. I was really sore from my class on Wednesday so some of the moves I skipped but overall it was great to stretch out again.
1 hour kayak
3 mile trail run
I met up with Erica for a morning trail run. I love running at Umstead and felt almost back to my normal running mode- I did the 3 miles under a 10:00 pace and didn't need to stop! That's a win in my book.
16 mile bike
750 yard swim
Our original plan was for an open water swim to try out our wetsuits in the lake, but the weather was not cooperating so we just kept it easy and stayed in the pool. I worked on doing a pyramid of longer stretches without stopping to work on my endurance, which worked pretty well. Unfortunately just as I was hitting my stride we got kicked out so the pool attendant could treat the water, but we still got in a decent swim!
30 min tennis