Sunday, September 5, 2010

Six Things Sunday

Ahhh, Happy Labor Day Weekend!  In the spirit of celebrating the working folks with a day of laziness, here is my bullet-point post for the day:

  • Thank goodness Recovery Week is over!  As mentioned previously, I am not a huge fan of Recover Week.  I find it sort of boring and sometimes even harder than regular training weeks.
  • This week was also like an All-You-Can-Eat buffet at my house.  I literally couldn’t stop stuffing my pie hole.  Related to Recovery Week?  More than likely.
  • My “Easy Six Miles” on Thursday turned into a complete FAIL.  It turns out that if you don’t keep up heat training, you lose the ability to run in the heat.  Go figure.  I (barely) made it five miles before I ran out of hydration, and ended up walking the last half mile home.  Ouch.
  • The “Easy Eight Miles” I ran this morning was much more pleasant.  It was about 55 degrees (LOVE it!) and I breezed through it at an 8:14 pace without even breathing hard.  Have I ever mentioned how much I love cooler weather?
  • I went for a swim yesterday and discovered that, like heat training, you can lose swim training like that!  I struggled through 800 meters and called it quits.  I’m not really ready to give up swimming for the winter, so I need to get back to it regularly.  Good thing it’s on the training plan.
  • Next weekend is going to be a big deal around here:  The Hubs is doing his first Half-Iron distance tri and Big Boy has his first Cross Country meet!  Yes, at the same time on the same day.  Talk about your Cindy Brady situations!

I hope you’re all enjoying your long and (not so) lazy weekend!


Teamarcia said...

Yay for cool weather and I'm a pie-hole stuffin' machine this weekend too. Good to know I have company!

The Green Girl said...

I'm the exact opposite - I was so grateful for the recovery week because I could take it easy and not feel like I was falling behind in my training schedule.

LMC said...

We are all in good company regarding stuffin' the pie-hole! I've been eating like crazy this weekend. Glad to hear that you're enjoying cooler temps too. I hope everything works out for your boys this weekend!

misszippy said...

So true--I always find that the weeks I shoudl cut back on calories (like your cut-back week) are the weeks I am at my worst! Also true on the swim conditioning. So frustrating!

ajh said...

Well I can jump right in and join the pie hole stuffing club too! Need to get that under control. Have fun next weekend being a spectator. Are the two events geographically close at all? And thanks for the nice comment on my blog!

Heather said...

I can't believe how fast the swim training disappears . . . it seems like a matter of days mean the difference between a good swim and totaly crapola swim.

Johann said...

I’m in a taper week and eating all the time! Don’t know how it works but as you say, recover, cutback, taper and you start eating everything you see. Have a good week!

Tina @GottaRunNow said...

Hmmm... Eating pie all week? Then I don't know if you should listen to that mint ice cream calling your name after all! ; )

An easy 8 at 8:14? Speedy!

Aimee (I Tri To Be Me) said...

Oooh..I love cooler weather for running! I totally know what you mean about swimming. If I don't swim after 3-4 days, I lose so much swimming fitness, it isn't even funny! Ugh!