If you’re new here, #MotivateME Monday is a weekly link-up co-hosted by myself and Running Rachel for accountability and encouragement. It’s a place for us to share goals, plans, successes and have each other to pick us up to keep moving forward.
Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a fantastic first week of June! How are those goals coming along?
I’m usually a big goal setter but with the Ironman only 4 short weeks away my only goals this month are to not get injured or sick, and to train as much as I can for three weeks followed by a brief taper. I can’t believe that the race goal I set for myself last November is almost here!
Last week saw me easing back into training after my glorious Vegas trip. On Monday I ran 7k with the o’dark thirty crew at 6am. Tuesday I cycled for 45 min in spinning class at GoodLife Fitness, then coached softball after work. Wednesday I slept in and missed my swim (I couldn’t shake the lingering fatigue from the previous week’s shenanigans – a sure sign that I’m getting old), then coached softball after work. The softball practice went much better than Tuesday night’s game because I felt like I had mnore energy to motivate the team. On Thursday morning I ran 8k of hill repeats before work, then went to spinning class for 45 min over lunch. On Friday I went to a bodypump/Cx Works combo class at GoodLife Fitness on my lunch break. Saturday I rode 30k before taking the kids to all of their sportsing. Sunday I spent mowing the lawn, weeding and thinning out the trees in the backyard. Later that day I headed to the park with my best running friend and our daughters for a park workout. We did an interval workout of step back lunges with an overhead press, goblet squats, kettlebell swings, planks, and hamstring bridges. We jogged for 300 meters in between each set, and did 3 sets of each exercise. It was a lot of fun and I’m pretty sore today as a result. While I’m glad that I worked out every day, I’m disappointed that I didn’t manage to drag my butt to swim laps, I was just too tired.
Here are some pics from this week’s training (and eating):
One of the hills I rode up on Saturday’s ride.
#Swealfie taken at the base of the hill before I rode up it.
Yummy veggies being grilled on the BBQ by my best running friend.
(You can see my pool in the background which is finally open!).
My 4 yr old daughter Amber doing the monkey bars for the first time after her soccer game while my oldest daughter cheers her on.
Lunch – I had the same thing for lunch four days in a row this past week.
This coming week my training will focus on trying to get two 45 min swims in. I’ve managed to work in cycling, running and strength into my routine (because I like them), but I still procrastinate on this swimming thing. I honestly hate swimming even though I can do slow laps for hours. There’s something about being cold wet and nearly naked that I hate. The changeroom to pool walk is dreadful/sheer torture.
This week’s training plan:
Monday: Rest/recover and coach my daughter’s softball game
Tuesday: Early morning run – hill repeats, 45 min spinning class at lunch
Wednesday: Morning swim (for real this time – I will actually swim), followed by a coaching my daughter’s softball practice + an evening kettlebell workout
Thursday: Early morning easy recovery run, 45 min spinning class at lunch
Friday: Early morning swim (aiming for 45 min of swimming)
Saturday: Early morning bike ride ~ 30k, then watch my daughter play 4 games of softball/entertain the 8 yr old at the softball tournament while her sister plays.
Sunday: Early morning bike ride + 10k run, then afternoon bridal shower
I NEED to make this a good training week in order to feel some confidence that I can actually do this race distance because I’m really starting to get nervous. I know I can do the race, I’m just not looking forward to how painful completing a race that you didn’t properly train for feels. I suspect that the last hour on the bike and the entire run will be a disaster.
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