Yes yes again its been a while since my last blog post. I now have the time update my blog on a regular basis since my semester is done! For the past 3 months school has monopolized my time not leaving little time for workouts with P2 or workouts period. In fact last week I didn't get any workouts the entire week! I have constant anxiety producing thoughts as I think about my upcoming race schedule! In less than a month I have the Madison 1/2 marathon coming up and I haven't ran more than a hour and a half since I don't know when.
This week I have entered into the training phase that focuses on Ironman-WOW where has the time gone? Along with the coming of this new phase comes the initense hill workouts and speed sessions along with a million hours in the saddle. As stated previously, I haven't done much for consistent workouts for quite some time, which made me extremely worried about tonights workout. This past Sunday coach had mentioned that Tuesday's practice (today) is going to consist of hill repeats in St. Paul-Not good! I haven't done any hill running since XP2 (fall) except for the over pass (the only hill in Anoka County), which is an ant hill compared to the hills in St. Paul.
The workout went as expected-CRAPPY!!!!! I felt horrible! My legs felt like Lincoln logs and started cramping about 30 minutes into the run making it hard to keep up (harder to keep up I should say since the team runs about the speed of light). Oh, I forgot to mention that we were battling gail force winds too! The workout was 90 minutes of hill repeats and about halfway through I started praying for lightening (since lightening is a good excuse to stop a workout) so I could remove myself from the hell that my coach was putting us through. My prayers were not answered and I did end up making it through the workout and even though it sucked I'm glad I did it (funny how that works).
Yesterday, I got in the pool for the first time in 3 weeks and actually felt great! My stroke felt smooth and really was effotless-the man in the lane next to me actually made the comment that I had a nice stroke! My swim was short only a half hour, but that was all time allowed for since I had to catch some ZZZZ's before heading into work.
Tomorrow I have an easy two hour bike on my schedule. I now praying for warm weather and less wind!