I bragged about me being in control of my POTS, then had an episode. So naturally when I bragged last week that I got all my workouts in, this week I missed several, including both of my key weekend workouts. I'm not particularly upset though. I've already gotten a couple 30 mile rides in, so I have no worries about completing the distance. That, and seeing as I missed them, and that's in the past, and I can't change the past....well, what else is there to do? Move forward, and keep doing the work, right? Last week in review:
Swim - 51:34, 1900 meters
Bike - 42:05, 9.66 miles
Run - 01:29:23, 5.29 miles
Thumbs Up For
- A speedy day on the trainer. My 14 minute Z4 interval averaged 16.4 mph, and my 3 minute Z5 interval averaged 19.8 mph. Obviously trainer speed doesn't always equate to road speed, and I'm not actually aware of a race with a 4 mile bike segment, but hey! Milestones are milestones, and it feels good to celebrate them.
- Powering through. I've been more successful with my track workouts when I do them on the treadmill, so on Wednesday I sauntered over to the apartment gym and climbed aboard for some 800m repeats. So hot! I was sweating buckets during the warmup, and was soaked through by the second of four repeats. I could tell it was hot in the gym, but I just kept plugging along. Yes, they were a bit slower, but I got all of them done. As I was leaving, I checked the thermostat in the gym....82 degrees F!
Thumbs Down For
- Missing my weekend workouts. I have a lot of "shoulda" happening with this past weekend. Shoulda gotten the run in first thing Saturday. Shoulda gotten myself on the bike for at least a small ride, which is better than no ride at all.
This week is a recovery week, so no high intensity workouts on the schedule. The weather looks really hot and humid, but it'll be okay since I can go as slow as I want.