Happy Hump Day folks! It's all down hill from here! : )
Due to the weather yesterday, I opted to take my workout inside. I had a brick planned, so I took the spin class with biking buddy, Rebecca, then ran for 20 minutes on the tredmill. When I started the run, my legs were heavy, but I felt pretty motivated to keep on moving. I got SO sweaty though...sorry dude next to me, I may have sprinkled you with some nice salty sweat! Yuck!
The few bricks that I have done, the run part has gone surprisingly well. I get motivated to keep moving more so than I would on a regular run. Is that weird? Maybe I feel better because my muscles are already warmed up and I'm not starting with cold muscles. I like the feeling of pushing myself more while bricking because I know I'll have to endure the pain in a triathlon. Getting my body used to that will help me complete a successful triathlon...I hope.
On a biking note, Rebecca and I signed up for the Cascade Bike Club's Flying Wheels bike ride on June 12th. I want to do the 100 miler, but Rebecca is on a time crunch, so we may just do the 70 miler. Should be a fun ride though. Lots of new roads that my bike has never seen!
In other news:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AARON!
Unfortunately, AA is on a boat somewhere in the Bering Sea slaying halibut and black cod so he doesn't really get to celebrate is big day. I promised him we'd celebrate when he gets back from AK in August. Until then, I need to find the most PERFECT birthday present for him. : )
After work today I went for a swim that totally kicked my booty:
8 x 100 yards 20 seconds rest
10 x 40 yards as fast as I could go, 20-30 seconds rest
Total: 1,400 yards
Adding in those sprints, I guess you can call them that, really pooped me out! I usually swim at the same pace for the entire workout, so this was a nice way to mix it up. Plus, I imagine that varying speeds in the pool has similar benefits to varying speeds while running: increased endurance and swim faster eventually. My heart rate though, was going nuts for each of those 40s. Wowza!
I got out of the pool and noticed how worn out my swim suit is...it is stretched out, the top layer is not really elastic anymore and kinda slumps down and the material is getting thin - so hot! I've had it since January...how long are swim suits supposed to last? I've been averaging 2-3 swims per week since January. Regardless of how long their supposed to last, I decided to buy a new one - a TYR Solid Reversible Diamondback. I stuck with TYR cause I really liked this last suit I got. I even found one on sale!
I couldn't let the shopping stop there though. I've been wanting to purchase a wet suit for my upcoming triathlons and after doing some research I chose the Zoot Women's Fusion sleeveless wetsuit.
Why did they put this on a manequin? No one is that size!
I was looking for something not bottom on the line, but a step up from that in my price range and I found this one. I wanted to get it ordered because since I can't try it on, if for some reason I don't like it, I need to return it and get a new one before June 26th. There were a ton of sites selling it, but I found FREE OVERNIGHT shipping off zappos.com. The free shipping definitely sold me on purchasing it off of zappos. Plus if I don't like it, they pay for the shipping back to them. Aws!
Alright, my CC has gotten quite the workout today, it needs to rest and so do I. Take care folks - see you later!