1. Great great tempo run on Monday! Where do those come from? I broke all the rules of training by 3 hard days in a row. Saturday - pace run Sunday - long run Monday - tempo run But my week is insanely busy and that is how it had to be. The tempo run was effortless in spite of being the third of the hard workouts. It was 5 in the morning (felt like 4 on the second day of DST) which isn't my time of day. It didn't help that the clocks in the gym actually said 4:00.
2.16, 12 or 10 - the number of weeks most training plans I've found for a sprint tri. Any recommendations as to which is best? Although the ship for 16 weeks has already sailed. Any suggestions for good training plans? Or I may continue what I am doing. That would be swimming 2 times a week with adding a third. I am running 4 times a week and need to cut that to 3 and throw in biking! I have done none since October. Should I be worried? I'm not. Last year I got my bike out over April vacation and entered the duathlon in early June which was about the same distance. I plan to get it out by early April at the latest and then ride 3 times a week. I'll see. I am not sure what will be manageable. I hate cutting the running down to 3 days but I think I will need to. Make that I KNOW I will need to. There is only so much time in a week.
3. I just picked out my March race. It is at UVM this weekend and the tri club is putting it on. A shamrock shuffle what else on March 17! Jameson is going to run it with me. My goal will be to beat my Jan. 1 5K time. I'd like some of those good tempo/pace/speed workouts to translate to a race. I guess it will depend on me and what I put into it. I have no idea what the course is but there are bound to be hills.
Quick add ons............Only one parent didn't show up for conferences tonight.....progress.........Tomorrow I swim in the morning and get my second lesson in the evening at 7:15. That is about as late as it gets for exercise in my life........I had a colonoscopy on Tuesday and am ever so glad that is behind me now. Now pun intended...........I had parents suggest I should keep teaching for 7 more years so I can teach their youngest child :)......................I don't know if I should keep reading the book I am reading, The Baker's Daughter, any thoughts?...............I wish the cherry blossoms would slow down because I want to see them at the Cherry Blossom 10 Miler. Last year when I was in DC at this time there wasn't a cherry blossom to be seen anywhere!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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