Training Update: IMWI Training Week 19

Well last week I finally got back on track with training!  Also I’ve been watching what I’ve been eating and am also only using my new ‘safe’ products and the rash has calmed down a ton, so hooray for that and training!  Other than working, trying to eat healthy (which means a lot of cooking…sigh), and training, not to much else has been going on.  I did manage to suprise JMR and planted a new bush (Bobo Hydrangea) on Sunday, which was fun and also more work than I thought when it came to digging a hole!  Hopefully it grows/blooms soon!

Isn’t it cute?

Ok on to training:

Monday – Big swim set (for me at least) 3500y.  Woof!  That was tough.

Tuesday – Speedwork that I kind of failed at, just couldn’t hit my planned paces: warmup, 4×800 and cooldown.

Wednesday – 70 minute trainer ride at lunch followed by 2600y swim in the evening.

Thursday – 6 mile tempo run in the am (I had a dentist appt at lunch so had to get it done early) that also felt horrible.  My legs just don’t want to get with the program.

Friday – Rest day (man did I feel lazy)

Saturday – 2300y swim in the am with a intense 75 min trainer ride right after

Sunday – 8 mile ‘long’ run… which also felt crummy, my legs just felt weak and shaky during most of the run, no idea what’s going on, I ate plenty on Saturday and had my usual banana for breakfast before my run.  I hope this is just a random fluke or next weekend’s 10 miler is going to be a lot of fun.

Total Training Hours: 7:56… getting back up there!

I also want to mention that I have discovered something amazing….since I can’t use my usual anti-cholrine body wash and shampoo, I’ve started hanging out in the sauna for at least 10 minutes after I swim to try to sweat out some of the chlorine and man does that work!  Once I shower I can’t smell any hint of chlorine on me!  I’m not sure if it’s helping with my hair (I might start putting conditioner in it before I swim to try to help protect it), but it sure is working for my skin!  Also it’s part of my training protocol to get adapted to the heat, so it’s just an added bonus.  That’s my helpful tip of the day for you! 🙂

Happy Tuesday!

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