In my last post a follower, Coy (check out her blog) said something that made sense.....I needed a "break out" workout to get me out of my funk. On Wednesday night, I headed out between rain breaks....that ever so short window in Texas in Spring.....LOL.....and did 4 miles. I did them at race pace, kinda, meaning I ran for a mile and walked the "aid stations" (30 seconds) I ended up doing 4.25 miles in 44 minutes. It felt good. I was pleased. I was having a 'breakout'. Wednesday is also my "two-a-day" workout where I go from my run to the gym to get in a swim. I was supposed to do 2800m but couldn't get going. I felt I was swimming backwards. My strokes were off, my breathing sucked....I didn't want to be there. I managed 1300m in 23 minutes which is slower than normal. Ugggh....breakdown.
Last night, we met up with J's Kindergarten teacher from her old school and we sat and visited while J played with her boys and little girl. The plan was to meet around 7 and hang until 7:45-ish then get home, do 'night time' and then I'd be on the trainer for 3 hours. Well......we didn't leave there until 8:30....uggh....
So at 9:15 I finally get on the trainer. I did 1:48 minutes and 33 miles. I held a good clip but it was no where near the volume I need......
Run - Breakout!!!!
Swim - Breakdown, :(
Bike - a little bit of both.
Tonight I'm taking off. I shouldn't, but it's a swim and my confidence is a little shot. I used to love swimming. And I guess I still do......but it's now the distance that I'm putting in. It's boring. I'm used to HIM, Oly, and Sprint training....where I go a max of about 2000m....The next time I'll have that is in a few weeks.
Tomorrow is a 10 mile run.
Sunday is a 85/5 brick. Looking at the weather, I 'may' get to ride outside for part of the ride. If I can, the plan is to put about 3:15 on the trainer, switch out skewers, load up some nutrition, and get on the road for 1:45-2hours.....I really need to get outside and do some hills, flats, and sprints....