Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Training, Tired, Anniversary!

What a great training weekend it was. The bike ride on Sunday turned out to be 23 miles with 18mph head wind on the out which managed to keep me at a nice 12-13mph with a HR of ~150, sukd` but the coming back in was AWESOME! A steady 22 mph with a HR of 130. It was hot so it was good to get used to being out there and practicing my drinking/refueling.
After the bike I headed over to Twin Lakes where I saw some of the Team in Training (TNT) peeps who were finishing up there swim. I jumped in without my wet suit to swim about 500, but the dang wind was really kicking the water and at times it was white capping so but the time I swam to the first buoy I said forget it and came back in for a strong 220 meters! lol.. kidding..
What a waste of 5 bucks, oh well..
At work on Monday, (can you technically call it work if your not getting paid?) I went through some core/strengthening/stretching work in the morning and afternoon, each class was about an hour long. (back to this part later)
Then in the afternoon, JD and I headed for Twin Lakes only to find out it was closed on Mondays so we went to place B but that didn't work out either and then plan C! Which was swimming in a subdivision lake of one of my soon to be co-workers and JD's employee. Super nice house and lake, so with the new Garmin 305 JD just bought we swam about 1.1 miles. Wind was light and overall it was a great swim!!!!
Now today, I wake up and holy crap, my sides are totally sore, my shoulders are sore, my hip flexors are sore, my whole freakn` body is sore from the two 1 hour classes I was in!!! And I have to go through it again tomorrow but it will be a little more advanced so body, get ready.
This leads me to now. With feeling soreness in a lot of my body and actually getting only 6 hours of sleep the last 2 days and most important it's my 3 year Anniversary, Happy Anniversary Rebecca!!! I am taking today off from training and going out to dinner with my wife and we will take our daughter to come celebrate! Now that's what I call much fun and I will plan on getting to bed much earlier!
Besides training is going well and I just don't want to stress my body out too much as we are getting closer to Silverlake and Cap Tex, and you gotta listen to your body and mine is saying I'm fatigued I need some sleep.
Anyway, work is progressing and I am continuing to learn new muscular release patterns for the upper half of the body which is totally awesome because we all have trigger points in the trapz, upper and mid back, shoulders, neck, etc.. so come to Houston and let me practice on you and make you feel better while helping yourself and me! :)


Allez said...

Congrats & enjoy your anniversary!!!

Molly said...

WOW! You have SO much going on! Make sure to take time for yourself...like a nice anniversary dinner, congrats!

Thanks for your advise...don't have the money for the Garmin right now...Guess I'll be taking the car around the neighborhood!

Take Care

Bigun said...

wow, don't I wish I could - I've been sore for 2 days - got out to work a bit today and loosened up. Keep on hammering away, big guy!

Andra Sue said...

Congrats on your anniversary. :)

Now, this is just a thought...but isn't it illegal to not pay an employee for training? Hmmmm.

JohnnyTri said...

Andra, I think it might be if I had officially started. It was kind of a verbal deal b/t us, start training and I'll start you sooner than planned, deal.

SkiRough said...

Here's hoping you weren't too zonked from lack of sleep and training to enjoy some anniversary lovin ;)

Hope you had a great one!

Andra Sue said...

Aaaaah, I get it. Still sucks that you're not getting paid, but I guess in the end everyone wins. :)