I just started into a new block of training and you can definitely tell that things are ramping up. Three swims, three bikes, and four runs. Things are about to get busy, but I’m excited about the upcoming challenges. I also feel like a switch has flipped inside me and I am hungry…all…the…time… Interesting..!!
On Monday I went to the pool over my lunch break to knock out a 2300 m balance swim. The workout included a lot of drills – head lead kick on my right side, head lead kick on my left side, six kick roll and three kick roll. On my way to the pool I texted Angie to see if I could use flippers for my drill set and luckily she gave me the go ahead. I managed to get to the pool before it got really busy and the workout went really well. Well, up until the very end of it where I started to develop a rather massive headache. I cut the last 100 m off the workout, and the headache never truly went away for the rest of the day. Fun times… But headache aside I felt really positive about my swim and I’m loving this early lunch swim!
Tuesday is normally spin night with Angie, but the community hall that we are spinning at accidentally double booked the building for tonight. We had the option to spin indoors, or we could meet at Edworthy to ride hill repeats. I have to admit that I was actually pretty excited about the prospect of hill repeats outside. Crazy! Despite it being 7C (45F) it was very windy, quite cold and it looked like the heavens were about to open up. The beauty of riding at Edworthy is that you are never too far from your car in case the weather changes. As I started getting prepped in the parking lot I turned on my Garmin Edge 305…and beep…then nothing. Two weeks in a row of a dead battery for Tuesday rides? Seriously? I don’t know if I accidentally left the unit on again or if there is something wrong with my battery. Hmm, going to have to keep an eye on it…and to test it before leaving the house again!
Oh well, back to the Timex and on to the ride. Despite the threatening weather there were quite a few folks riding the hill. For the most part road conditions were good although there was one section on the downhill side with a large patch of gravel. I set a goal for myself to knock out 6 hill repeats. I felt good and strong on the hill – I was passed sometimes, and sometimes I passed people. I’m still a chicken on the downhills though!