Thursday, March 31, 2011

The start of this week wasn't great at all...and as it is now Thursday, it hasn't gotten any better. I skipped Tuesday...just too much going on and yes I know excuses excuses. Wednesday I did my swim workout and Crossfit....Crossfit is freaking awesome! I learned how to do a power clean, and while its not perfected by any means I can do them! 

Swim 1800 yards
             400 warm-up
             8x 50 drill/swim (drills=L arm, R arm, Zipper, Catch-up)
             2 x 100 pull (buoy and paddles)
             5 x 100 swim
             4 x 50 kick with board
             100 cool down

Crossfit Warm-up 20 burpee pull-ups
               Strength - find 1 rep max on power cleans...I did the 45# bar :)
               Conditioning WOD
                         15 min AMRAP (As Many Rounds As Possible)
                                          9 dead lifts (using 45# bar)
                                          12 hand release push ups
                                          15 box jumps
I completed 5 rounds + 6 DL...I felt pretty good about it considering I had only done Crossfit once before and it was like a month ago. It was tough though, those hand release push-ups, I really wanted to just lay on the floor. And the box jumps, I am glad I used the shortest box, if not I wouldn't have made it. When I woke up this morning, my whole body was sore, but the good sore :) I am planning on doing Crossfit again tomorrow morning as well as my other workout stuff. This evening I will be doing my run for 50 min, let's hope I can stay mentally tough for it, that has been hard lately with everything else going on.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Miscount...Repeat Week 6

So I came to find out that I was long a week in my preparation for my Half Ironman. So I am repeating Week 6 since I didn't do well in my training anyways. So Week 6 starts off when an off day today. Hopefully I can stick with it for the next 10 weeks...thats all that's left. Kind of crazy that I have already been training for 6 weeks. Crossfit is also going to be a more regular part of my routine too.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Stupid Weather

So I haven't blogged at all this week but I have done some training :) I wish the weather would have stayed nice this week so I could have done my biking and running outside.

Monday 3/21
     Swim 1600 yard pyramid (100, 200, 300, 400, 300, 200, 100)

Tuesday 3/22
     missed :(

Wednesday 3/23
     Swim 1800 yards
             400 warm-up
             8x 50 drill/swim (drills=L arm, R arm, Zipper, Catch-up)
             2 x 100 pull (buoy and paddles)
             5 x 100 swim
             4 x 50 kick with board
             100 cool down
     Bike 45 min on spin bike ... last 25 min in climbing gear

Thursday 3/24
     Run 50 min (inside on track)

Friday 2/35 and Saturday 3/26 I took off from training. My body needed to catch up on some sleep and have some time to recover. This change in weather doesn't help either. Hoping to get back on track next week. Pray that I can do it and don't start slacking off. Thanks for all your support so far :) I am surprising myself with how often I am working out.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Gorgeous Sunday!!!!

The weather could not have been better today, I love spring!!! Today was suppose to be a 65 min so I ran  32 min out and it took my a little longer to run back....37 a total of 69 min running. Overachiever lol :) It ended up being about 6 miles...a little slower pace then I would like but hey I ran for an hour and 9 min so I will take it :) Also threw some hills in there....Plainview hills....which are huge! Very excited about having the chance to run outside it was great!!!! And it felt soo good too!!!!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Saturday Madness

Bike 60 min and Run 30 min....I was so glad I was able to do all of this outside today! It was a little chilly and EXTREMELY windy!!! I seriously thought I was going to be blown over on my bike a couple times! It was fun and nice to be outside and not in the gym, although the wind was treacherous! The run actually felt a lot better today...I felt like I could have still kept going which was nice! Tomorrow might be a different story...its a 65 min run day! Hoping the weather is a little nicer tomorrow :)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

13 hour work days and training...

...make for a very long day. Running for me just keeps getting tougher, physically and mentally--It's extremely frustrating!! I ran for 45 min tonight at the gym track...not sure how far I ran because quite honestly it doesn't matter right now it was just a run for time and I always lose track when I try to count laps. My knee and my hip were bothering me so I am sure I was running pretty slow but I completed on to tomorrow....when I only work an 8 hour day!!! Have to be sure to get my swim workout in before work since the gym will be closed by the time I get off. I need to get some hard to go to bed early especially when I work out so late in the evening.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Pants on the Ground...

Crazy crazy crazy...that is my life!!! Between working two jobs, training and moving....its amazing I have time to blog about it.

Tuesdays workout was  10 min run 5 min easy jog 25 min increased effort and then 5 min cool down run  .... It is amazing to me that my running is getting harder and harder to do...and I feel like I am getting slower too but I am doing the workouts and completing them...good thing I am not trying to set any speed records or anything.

Todays workout....

Wednesday 3/16
Swim = 1600 yards
     200 easy warm up
     100 easy kick with board
     4 x 75 (swim, drill, IM order) Drills were L arm, R arm, Catch-up and Zipper
     6 x 50 swim with paddles
     3 x 200 swim
     100 cool down
Bike 50-60 min on spin bike working on high cadence........THIS DID NOT GET COMPLETED!!! :((((( I hustled through my swim workout in order to be able to have enough time to do my bike workout before the gym closed...however once I got into the locker room to change I realized I had no pants....ugh I was so mad!!!! I hated that I had to miss my bike workout....when I got home there were my GYM PANTS ON THE GROUND :(

Here is to hoping there are no more PANTS ON THE GROUND days!!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Miserable Monday

Nothing about today was good, except that I did my workout! The weather was miserable and that is how I was feeling too. But I got my swim workout in and it actually felt really good.

Swim = 1400 yards 
300 warm up
8 x 50 drill/swim (L arm, R arm, catch-up, zipper)
3 x 50 kick with board
3 x 150 swim
100 cool down

Tomorrow is an extremely long day for 8a-9p...with Crossfit and running on the agenda...wish me luck :)

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Slacking on a Sunday

So today was a bad day....didn't feel all that great....stupid headache combined with lovely cramping and my workout suffered today! It was suppose to be a 45 min run but I only managed to do 30 min...I keep telling myself 30 min is better than nothing...but I think if I would have been more mentally tough I could have done the full 45 min...once you find one excuse you can find a million...such as my hip was hurting, my knee was sore, I just moved yesterday, maybe I will just skip my run...but I at least ran for 30 min...hope this next week of training goes well for....Starting Week 5!!! Which means an increase in training and time and I am starting my second job...wish me luck!!!

Saturday, March 12, 2011 the Park...its not the 4th of July

Today was productive! I got 4 hours of sleep last night due to getting things ready for the big move! Woke up at 530 this morning to start moving and was done before 10!!!!! I am so excited!!! I also managed to get in both of my workouts too....all before NOON!!!! I could hardly believe it!

Swim workout was just 1000 yards continuous, so pretty easy! Then I had a 60 min bike. I really wanted to bike outside instead of sitting in the gym on the spin I did! But I think it was probably closer to 45 min then 60 min but it was soo nice to ride outside in the gorgeous weather...and guess what?! No dogs attacked me haha! That is one of my fears of biking or running outside alone.

I will say I am quite exhausted from the day but am looking forward to my run tomorrow....hopefully outside!!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Almost through Week 4 :)

Wednesday (3/9) 
Swim 1300 yards
      100 warm up
       8 x 75 swim, drill, back/breast alternate
       4 x 50 kick
       2 x 100 pull
       200 cool down 

Thursday (3/10)
40 min on spin bike working on keeping high cadence

Friday (3/11)
Swim 1000 yards
      100 - 200 - 300 - 400 

Tomorrow morning is moving day!!! So hopefully I get all moved in and make it to the gym....tomorrow is swim and bike :) If anyone wants to help me move...let me know!! 

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Back on Track

So I was out of town Fri-Sun. Then of course I was sick Saturday-well I am still not feeling well. I took full advantage of my complete day of rest Monday (this happens every other Monday) and made sure to get a lot of sleep the past few days. Yesterday was my first day back to working out since Thursday...on the agenda was an easy 30 min run...there wasn't anything easy about it, thats for sure. But I did complete it without any walking and still maintained my snails pace of 10min/mile. Today is a 1300 yard swim that I will be doing after work.
Happy Ash Wednesday to everyone. I will be giving up soda for lent this year, I am hoping this helps with my weight loss and fitness goals so let's hope I can do it!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Busy Busy Busy

So I haven't blogged in a few days but I have been doing my training still. I recently got a second job on top of my full time job, so I will be a busy girl.

Monday (2/28)
Swim - 1300 yards
     200 easy warm-up
     4 x 75 (swim, drill, IM order)
     3 x 200 RI= 15 sec
     200 easy cool-down

Bike - 45 min spin working on high cadence

Tuesday (3/1)
Run - 15 min warm-up - jog easy 5 min - 15 min increased effort - 5 min cool down (was suppose to be 20 min increased effort but I ran out of time)

Wednesday (3/2)
Swim - 1300 yards
     300 warm-up
     100 kick with board
     6 x 100 RI=10sec
     100 IM
     200 easy cool down

Bike - 50 min spin working on high cadence

This next few days I might not get any of my training in. I am going out of town to St Louis and am not sure if I will be able to get them in. I will try and do some sort of activity though.