Mental strength training 1

Mental strength training
Is that a thing? I’m gonna make it a thing, cuz it totally happened today. This morning my alarm went off at 7am as usual, but my body was still in a deep slumber from all the physical activities the day before. I have never been a fan of snoozing but sometimes you gotta do ...

When you get tired, smile

A productive Saturday morning! Before I get to that, let’s quickly recap the rest of my week: Thursday – 3 (not very hard) TM miles. Usually I aim for 5 to build up for the weekend, but since my IT band has not been happy this week, I reduced the mileage and reduced my pace ...

Mid-week update, more IT band injuries, and another race! 2

Sorry for the short mid-week updates as of late, I will try to avoid this if possible but at the very least I’d like to let you all know how I’m doing (and keep myself accountable :D) Monday workout: 50 pool buoy laps in the pool, 2:24 /100 yards pace. I think I should increase ...

Butt-hurt Sunday 5

Butt-hurt Sunday
I had some serious doubts when I went to bed last night, but I still forced myself to go on my weekly long run this morning! My whole body was sore when I woke up, so I told myself I will seriously take it easy today, the way long runs are supposed to be. Can’t ...

44 sunny miles, new achievements unlocked 4

44 sunny miles, new achievements unlocked
We did it! After getting rained out on our first attempt, Sasanna and I finally went on a ride together! I can’t believe we let 3 whole months pass by before we made it happen, but better late than never :) So this was my idea of planning. I remembered last year my friend Jon ...

Rest does a body good

I took the last 2 days off training completely, and my IT band is no longer making weird sounds. Hurray! :) Shoulder is still a little cranky though. Went to the pool this morning, and after only 3 days of not swimming, everything felt weird and out of sync =/ Guess I’ll have to keep ...

Clackity-clack 2

That’s the sound my shoulder and IT band are making when I move. Not good at all :( Let’s do a quick recap of the last few days first. Sunday I did my weekly long run. I was definitely still feeling the effect of Saturday morning spin + swim, so I didn’t push myself too ...

Squeaking by

Squeaking by
I barely got in all the workouts I planned this week. I am ¬†down one mid-week THRF run which I’m pretty bummed about, but luckily that is all the bad news I have for you. So since we talked, I did a 5-miler (TM) on Thursday followed by a (very) short climbing session. My legs ...

Darn you, daylight savings! 1

Darn you, daylight savings!
Did anyone else’s schedule get all screwed up? Okay just checking. I’m really sad because I was JUST boasting about how good I was with sticking to my training schedule. This week was a mess. Monday morning after my long run that I barely survived, I kind of knew spin class wasn’t going to happen. ...

Not-so-sweet 16, and the return of weird tanlines

Not-so-sweet 16, and the return of weird tanlines
I finally did it! For the first time since I laid out my training plan for this season, I followed through for a full week. So proud of myself :D Quick recap of what I’ve been up to since we last hung out here, cuz I know y’all are dying to know: Wed: As promised, ...