|You can never be too metal to rock the Bieb shirt|
All that was the precursor for his surgery (blamed on a chicken bone):
|Humor goes a long way :)|
Although I missed my top guy at the wedding while he was recouping (sorry baby), I had a fabulous time at the wedding with the girls and watched a very beautiful bride and her beau of 20 years finally tie the knot (and yes, my matron of honor toast addressed the infinitely long time of being boyfriend/girlfriend):
Moving on....this week and next week will be my biggest training weeks in prep for Mooseman! I can't believe it is around the corner but I need to "compartmentalize" (a concept stolen from Beth) and hold my head and get 'er done. I cleaned my office from the mayhem of work recently, only to resume full force on two more projects but with enough breather space to be a good wife/nurse, cook lots of energizing meals and get in my training.
Monday consisted of the normal "rest day" which was driving to a presentation for a project I live, slept and breathed for about a year.....and getting my food list down for the week.
Tuesday I kicked it off with work in the early morning and went swimming at lunch in a 3000 meter swim which was a lot of fun! (Note: I never used to associate swim and fun)
Swim Workout (Tuesday):
w/u - 300 swim, 200 k, 100 swim, 200 kick
4x250 (100 mod/50 fast/100mod)
4x150 (50 m/50 f/50 m)
4x100 (25 m/50 f/25 m)
c/d - 200 swim
That evening it was trainer and catching up on a couple episodes of Smash and New Girl
2 hours with 2x30 min tempo (that was mind numbing on a trainer)
Wednesday morning was another early work day followed by 10am 2600m swim. Lucky for me I bought some new goggle - Blue Seventy Nero Race Goggles... (bit of motivation)
Swim Workout (Wednesday):
w/u 200sw, 4x50 moderate/fast, 4x5 build
4x200 (race pace +:15)
4x100 (race pace +:15) swimming each 100 2-5 sec faster than race pace
c/d - 600 (100 sw/ 100 kick) + 100 swim
After work I still needed to do a hill repeat run for 5 miles and still had to be ready to make dinner for parents and Mike before my mom/dad/sis all go to New Orleans to see my brother at his new farm for 10 days (FOMO) and to meet MissFancyPants the lamb, in person (yes, my brother named a lamb after me read their post here on HighTail Farms).
|Meet Fancy (aka Missfancypants the lamb!!)|
1 mile at 9:30
1 mile at 8:58
2 miles of overpass (8x) at 8:40
1 mile (1/2 mile to CVS to pick up mother's day card and 1/2 mile to run home with cards) at 9:40
And now for Thursday -report for work, 2 hour brick and TRX! Friday should be mellow with just a bike and swim, BUT the real test, the "am I prepared for Mooseman?" will be the 73 mile ride on Saturday that includes climbing in addition to an 8 mile "intense" climb. But I will be with Yasi and friends sharing the grunting and bitching...Sunday, the "can I still take more" workout of 13 mile run and 3000 m swim.....
With that I bid you good morning and have a wonderful rest of the week filled with oatmeal and puppy dogs :)