And, week one of official Ironman Canada training is in the books! My calendar included a little bit of everything this past week, including two pool workouts (along with spinning, lots of running and yoga). After not swimming for the past three weeks, it felt fantastic to get back in the water. I’m not fast by any means, but you gotta start somewhere, right?
Times from today’s 300s: 5:38 / 5:30 / 5:29.
Nick got me my first Timex this week (how did I have multiple Garmins before a basic Timex?!)… oddly excited about it!
Coach Joe also has me doing leg press a couple days a week to increase my power on the bike. Aside from all the lifting I used to do at CrossFit, it’s been years since I’ve used an actual leg press. I will be sore tomorrow!
This week’s non-training highlights…
Flowers from my fave, just because. So lovely to come home to these beauties in the center of the dining table.
And, a quick run through the Sunday snow after a Birchwood brunch. Loving the pop of bright wunder unders. Hurry up and be spring already!
A couple other updates…
I made the first payment on my tri bike!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m just a little excited about it :)
In big toe news, it still hurts. I’m still modifying at yoga to keep pressure off of it in chatarunga and three-legged down dog. Thankfully, it doesn’t bother me when I run or bike.
And, in heart news, I’ve been feeling much better the past week. Dr. Johnson read my tests, and everything is completely normal. He recommended I have my thyroid checked – which was done on Friday, results pending – and said if the abnormal rhythm continues to bother me, he would do a stress echo. Hoping that doesn’t have to happen.
Swim: 4,000 yards, 1:41:41
Bike: 27.41 miles, 2:01:58
Run: 17.35 miles, 2:46
Yoga: two classes, 2:00
Next week: I fly out Tuesday for Cheyenne, Wyoming and won’t be home until late Friday. The running shoes will be packed, as will my travel yoga mat.
What’s on your training calendar this week? And, who else is ready for spring?!