Wednesday, May 24, 2006

slightly slug-like but now it's all good

Whew. I took Monday off as usual, and then just wasn't feeling all right on Tuesday. Sluggish...tired...had to fight to keep my eyes open. Decided it would be best for me to take an extra rest day, which I did. I rarely ever take 2 days off a week, much less in a row! But this weekend kicked my butt. It was ridiculously fun, but I think I needed the extra day to re-coop. Got a scheduled massage which was wonderful, and rested up.

Today I arrived at the pool bright and early to do 3500 yards. It was OK. Not my best effort--I still felt a little sluggish and my times showed it. But I'm not going to freak out about it. Tomorrow's another day, and I'll crank out a short 3000 so hopefully that will be good.

(Did I just say "short" 3000? What the hell has happened to me? I feel like I should smack myself.)

Today after work it was BEEE-yootiful, so I decided to do a brick before Bible Study. Hopped on the bike and for some reason was just in the ZONE. Maybe it was making up for my morning's sluggish swim, but I averaged 18.6 over just under 19 miles, which for me is pretty good! Very happy with that. Snotty as usual, but I had my trusty gloves to keep things from getting too out of control :)

Then I hopped off the bike and started a 30 minute run-off. Felt the usual brick legs for the first mile or so, but then got in my groove as the iPod read my mind and ended up negative splitting by almost a minute!

Sweet.

Came home to see that my hubby had already made dinner--complete with a very tasty salad with apples and strawberries and sweet corn on the cob!

You don't even understand how much I freaking Luuuurrrrve sweet corn.

My hubby rocks. :)

Bed is calling--gotta get up early and hit the pool!

17 comments:

Susan said...

What a cool hubby. Extra rest days are good!

rice said...

We never take enough time off.

Cheers.

Rice

DaisyDuc said...

Sometimes you just need a little break!

Corn on the cob rules...is it bad that I treated myself to 4 ears last night? Thank goodness I just use a fat free butter spray on it!

TryAthlete said...

Aw, what a sweet hubby.

Thanks for your comments. Hope things are well with you both!

Chris said...

Remind me never to shake your hand after you've been cycling. :)

Sounds like a great day of training! Have a great holiday weekend!

Papa Louie said...

I would plan on an easy recovery week after a hard race. It helps mentally and I'm sure physically. Maybe see you out at Headlands this weekend. Enjoy.

Carrie said...

18.6 mph average??? Please tell me you were riding downhill the entire time! Great job!!

Joe said...

Nice yardage! Do you ever compete in masters swim meets?

Michele said...

Great workouts.
My husband laughs at me all the time when he asks "How far did you run?" And I come back with something like "Just 6" Maybe I need to be smacked too.

Wil said...

NO YOU DID NOT just say you love sweet corn on the cobb.

OK, IMWI dinner includes that. I don't care if we eat pasta too. I don't care if it matches. IT'S THERE baby.

tri-mama said...

Sounds like a great bike ride. I really enjoyed your race report-how cool to see those people along on their dream. hope you got caught up on sleep :)

jkrunning--Just Keep Running said...

ahh, what a nice hubby. Don't worry about the rest days. Your body is telling you that you are tired. Use it.

Kim said...

Tri- OMG, can we say EDDIE VEDDER IS A GOD???? what an unfrigginbelievable show last night! theo epstein, the hottie owner of the redsox, got on stage and rocked out on a guitar for a song. best version of alive i have ever heard. thank you for sharing eddie with me! :)

greyhound said...

I'm nearing the end of a recovery week and I'm still going to add in some rest because my, um, . . . 39 year old a$$ hurts.

Just 3000!!?? Here take a cyber smack from me.

Running Rabbit said...

A hubby who has dinner ready for you when you come home? I NEED TO BORROW HIM!! **LOL**

Joe said...

I've just added your blog on my sidebar so keep the interesting stories coming.

Go Cav's! (Kind of late for that now, I know...)

Ellie said...

Can I rent your husband?