But it was a recovery week and so the training sessions were smaller which was really nice.
In fact although I only actually missed one workout and still trained 7 hours last week I really felt like I did nothing. My how our perceptions adjust themselves.
|My son's self-portrait during his sisters competition. He's a funny guy and notice the missing bottom tooth. big news in our house!|
My daughter was sick at the beginning of the week. So I was light on child care and missed 2 swims. But I did swim Friday. I did my bike workout Tuesday but cancelled my super tough training session Thursday because after 3 days home I needed to run errands like a mad housewife or the family would have starved. And I did the track workout Thursday.
|all alone on the bike. Pretty morning. Chilly temperature.|
The weekend I did my training solo. Because they were short sessions and by flipping them I could make both my son's soccer game and avoid a truly convoluted commute to get to my daughters gymnastics competition. So it all worked out well. And here's a bonus. My top speed on the bike Saturday 26.1. That's not the fastest anybody can go but I was alone... yup I'm a baddass. Actually I'm not but I am proud of myself for hitting that teeny tiny instant of speed.
In other news though I totally messed up my hydration - nutrition on the bike. It was only 2 hours so I decided to try water and GU chomps. As it turns out the GU chomps are annoying on the bike because I can't get them out of the bag. It turned out I could only do that at stops. Then I have to chew them which interferes with breathing on cold mornings when the nose is full of snot caused by the cold weather. So I didn't eat very many. And it was cool temperature outside so I didn't drink enough water and while I didn't bonk or anything I didn't feel awesome during the day after. I was sooooooooooo thirsty all day. Live and learn.
|That's my kiddo standing behind the number 9! She did really well especially since she hadn't practiced all week due to her cold.|
Last tidbit of the week. I stepped on a tennis ball playing tennis on Wednesday. Rolled ye old ankle a little bit. It's not bad but it's tender and it's moved up my whole leg so there's lots of stretching and icing and other fun things happening. I feel lucky actually that it isn't a bad sprain. I'm considering taking a break from tennis to avoid injuries but I'd feel bad for my other tennis ladies. So I have to make a plan.