Friday Five: Five Workouts

So since it’s been awhile since I really detailed some workouts and it’s Week 1 of New Orleans Triathlon training, I figured I’d give you a blow by blow of what I’m up to so far this week.

1 and 2 Tuesday: Brick
I did a 60 min trainer ride with 3×8 intervals. I set it up with Trainer Road and it was much easier to stay focused than it is on the road just guessing my intensity. 15 minute at the end. Not much to say. Day 1 done.

3. Wednesday: Swim
Wednesday I swam with Coach C and Brian. I think it was the first time since before Christmas we have all worked out together so it was nice to catch up. I probably ate too much before I swam and my limbs felt slow and heavy. We swam 1700 yards. It was cold outside and I was grateful we got in the indoor pool. I forgot my Garmin at home so I had no idea how fast/slow I was going. Turns out I’m not much for unplugging.


no outdoor pool for us!

4 and 5. Thursday: Run and Lift
45 minute easy run with a few strides thrown in after school. Unfortunately I didn’t know it would be 37* after school and had only packed shorts. I persevered but my legs paid the price!


red and goose bumpy

After school we drove to the gym. I started Stage 2 of the New Rules of Lifting for Women so there was a lot of elevated lunges, step ups, planks, wood choppers, and push ups. I’ve been psyching myself up for ditching the Smith machine and getting friendly with the squat rack. Mo came with me and spotted me doing front squats for the first time. Wow! I definitely could have squatted plenty if I was doing a normal squat but all I could do with those front squats was the bar. I’ve got some work to do there.

When I got home today there was a surprise waiting for me! I won a prize on the Ironman Year One podcast and my homemade soap came in the mail today. This is frequently the podcast that keeps me company on long boring trainer rides.


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Posted on February 7, 2014, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Glad you liked Andrew’s soap and thanks for the shout out!!

  2. Sounds like you had a very busy week! Good job!

  3. I’ve heard a lot about the New Rules book – I need to check that out!

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