Currently, it is SUNNY!!!
It's supposed to rain later. And I have track work to do. And I don't even care. I love that smell. And I'll gladly splash in puddles so long as I can wear shorts. And sweat. Outside.
This week will go down as my biggest yet if I can manage all the sessions. And it's only the first in this 3-week build. And I'm really excited about that! I feel great coming off that recovery week. That lethargic feeling has left and my legs feel fresh and I feel rested. Even if my core feels as though it's been through the ringer.
Saturday was a nice long ride with the boys. We got lost. Not a big deal for me since I didn't have anything going on later that day, but a couple of the guys actually had time constraints. And I think our leader may have actually had to sleep on the couch that night...Here are the guys. We stopped in a parking lot to determine our location. And how to return to our destination in a timely manner.
Anyway, I picked up Chris Carmichael's Food for Fitness over the weekend and after eating, I put my legs up and got engrossed in reading about nutrition and it's importance for us athletes. I guess I finally got frustrated enough with starting out the training blocks all disciplined and eating well (and therefore feeling great) only to find myself eating ice cream and chocolate and pizza by the end...and feeling, well, tired. (i realize that tired isn't exclusively due to intake, but it does play a role. and a big one, i believe). It's very interesting. I also have Matt Fitzgerald's Racing Weight on the way.
Sunday morning was full of cleaning and catching up on things typically set aside (until the next recovery week) and a long-ish run and sunshine and warmth and a gym visit and core work and lying on the couch with the pup and just really relishing the weekend.
Because Monday started with Spinervals and developed into work meetings, a work lunch, more work, and then a work dinner. With lots of race car driving games, which was actually a lot of fun. And now, we're delving more into the fun side of training for the remainder of the week!
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