I "sucked it up" and worked out again yesterday - holy cow! 3 days in a row! :) It was definitely worth it!
I went for a 35-minute run in the evening, and the weather was perfect - high 40's, calm wind. It was so refreshing! We (my "running buddy" and I") did an out and back - the way out felt great- my stride was still opened up from my run on Saturday- meaning I felt like I was running and not shuffling! The way back felt BETTER- like I was running downhill the entire time (I wasn't, I checked the elevation later haha!) It took me 19 minutes to go "out", and 17 minutes to go "back" (yes, that's 36 mins but I like to put round numbers in the training log haha). I hstill have some monster knots that have worked their way into my calves - maybe if I work out seven days in a row (that would be through this Thursday) I'll treat myself to a massage @ Aches Away...Don is the best!! If you are in Bloomington, you must go!
I followed this with a 35-min bike on the trainer- I wasn't wearing tri shorts, and oooh my bum felt it (from the saddle) - This isn't a bad thing, it will go away in about 2 weeks of consistent riding- just means I need to get in the saddle more!!
BTW, I've been riding an ISM Adamo saddle for the last 2-3 years, and I LOVE it (after 2 weeks of riding lol), I am confident I will still be able to have children- unlike saddles with traditional "noses" that press into my baby-making parts! I used to cry on rides over 3 hours haha! However, I wish they made one a TAD bit narrower - nothing unbearable, but the rubbage I sometimes experience on the inguinal crease could be avoided :) But 90% of the time it is perfect, and you should definitely try it out if you are not happy with your current saddle!
I am sooo glad it is spring break for school this week - it will give a chance to knock out all the items on my work/home/personal to-do list, get back into a consistent triathlon training schedule, and maybe even get ahead for teaching and planning ! (maybe, but not likely :) )
Now I need your help!
- I am ordering a KESTREL bicycle - YAY!! I am debating on which one I will order - The Airfoil Pro (w/ Ultegra) or the 4000TT (w/ Ultegra) - What are your thoughts on these bicycles? If you have one or shopped around for one, please share your opinion - if you haven't ridden or shopped for them...check out the links and let me know what your review is!!
- My doggie Winston is a GREAT running partner - he gives me so much motivation and he always likes to run just a LITTLE FASTER than me, which pushes me a tad...but the pulling is driving me nuts. I can keep it under control with commands/treats, but I'm wondering - is a better leash out there for jogging than a regular choke chain? He doesn't respond to the "pop" of the collar when I pull it. I'm not sure if I'm ready to go to the hands-free leash since he still pulls, but I've heard good reviews of head collars, and I've seen dogs with Martingale collars...help! Any ideas, reviews, or input?
- With winter weather, I've been able to stick my iphone in a pocket fairly easily - but with warmer weather on the way, I will be losing my pockets! What kind of cases/armbands do you use that work well??
Thanks everyone! Have a great day!!
PS REV3 REGISTRATION CODE IS UP: On the left side of my blog, all the way at the top: Trakkers117 - $10 off any REV3 race!!
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