And this week was a cutback week. It got cutback a little more than planned due to an unplanned rest day (Friday) due to feeling crappy, but overall I was happy with how the week went. I haven’t gone to the pool in a few weeks because when L is on business trips I ride my bike there and cannot when it’s too cold. Oh well. I have plenty of time to log pool hours in the near future once it warms up. Only 212 days until IM Wisconsin, I’m not too concerned currently.
It really sucked 2 weeks ago to hear a family member had a catastrophic health emergency, and then the day after finding out I will be laid off at an undetermined point in the future. This week was a continuation of the shittiness from last week because after the initial blow from the bad news, there’s still so much to clean up and think about in the aftermath. Luckily, the family member is recovering at a good pace and I will have a job for at least a few more months and will likely be given an ample heads up on a separation date. Life is really good otherwise. I just cannot let bad news consume me- because being idle and worrying never helps any situation.
Tuesday: 5 mile run- 8x400’s OUTSIDE!
Wednesday: 12 mile cycle, 2 mile run
Thursday: 15 mile cycle
Friday: REST- sick
Saturday: 5 mile run, 3.19 mile run with my Mikkeller Running Club
Sunday: 16 mile cycle, 3.5 mile run with Mikkeller Running Club in Hammond, IN for 18th Street brewery
Total: 5:45:53, 61.7 Miles
Cycle: 2:58.10, 43 Miles
Run: 2:47.43, 18.7 miles
Workout Highlight of the week:
I ran my 400’s outside on Tuesday. It is the 1st time in years I have run intervals outside. I was having fun zooming up and down Michigan ave waaaay before sunrise. During the 7th 400, a guy standing at a bus stop asked me (mid 400) if I was running intervals, I squeaked out a “YEAH” as I flew by and he said “Keep up the good work.”And I squaked out “THANKS!” with a thumbs up. There are still some good folks in this world… I found it very difficult to pace myself for the 400’s. I would rely too heavily on the garmin for pace and would inevitably take off too fast- had I been on a track and not running in a straight line, I would have been able to pace much better. It was a really fun workout though. The odd intervals were into a headwind which also made pacing a challenge.
CB has been super lovey and cute lately.He knows L and I need extra snuggles.