- Monday: Swim 1200 meters (31:10)
- Tuesday: Pilates (missed a lot of sleep on the weekend and just was too tired to run)
- Wednesday: Spin class followed by a 2 mile run; weight training class
- Thursday: Swim 1200 meters (31:02); run 3.5 miles (hr training)
- Friday: Off. Had a family (uncle) funeral to attend so it was a good day to take off
- Saturday: 6 mile run; 2000 meter swim (52:13 and no Tai Chi man!)
- Sunday: Spinerval DVD, 1 hour 22 min. heart rate training zone
I finally started getting better sleep by Wednesday and hope it continues. Maybe the extra training has something to do with it; maybe its the melatonin I've been taking nightly. If it continues to work, I'll continue to take it unless I find something contrary to taking it.
Jan and I actually did an outside run on Saturday, looking like ninjas with our face masks and hoods. While we started out together, that didn't last long, since I was trying to do heart rate training and she desperately wants to get her speed back up again. So basically I told her to go ahead and do intervals, waiting for my slothlike self to catch up at intersections. We ran downtown mostly since those streets were the most cleared and even dry in some spots. It was cold (about 7 degrees), but no wind, much better than yesterday or today where it is once again in the minus digits. (Thinking spring, thinking spring, thinking spring.) I followed this with my 2000 meter swim. It felt so relaxing and warm getting in that water after braving the elements. I didn't push it at all, just patiently swam lap after lap, keeping pretty consistent with my pacing. I was hoping for 50-51 minutes but went over. The odd (and good) thing for me again is my first 1/2 mile is slower than my second. I just wish all this would convert to my run!
The first indoor tri of the year will be February 15, this year at a new venue from the past 15 years. It was a disappointment that the Y cancelled this event after more than 15 years. Suddenly they decide its not a money maker?? But fortunately, someone else organized it at a different and newer venue, so that's the good part, as well as not having to run up 3 flights of steps for each of the 3 legs or run on a track that is 19 laps to the mile.
Hope everyone had great weekends, and I'll be catching up with you today and/or tomorrow!