Today is Thursday. It has been one week since I made a post about my workouts. This is a sign that
a.)I have lost focus
b.)I have been super busy
c.)life has gotten in the way of my routine
I am home with a sick child. Poor Ava is just a mess. Amanda stayed home the last two days to give me time to get caught up at school after being gone in Florida. Ava has not been happy which means sleep has been terrible and life in the Maurer household has not been all smiles.
I have been dragging this week. I came home Monday after waking up at 3 am on a short 3 hours of sleep to get back on track. Over the time in Florida I did not get in any workouts. I was hoping for two days of rest and one day of running if not two days. That did not happen. Instead I ate terrible, slept even worse, and the result is my body gaining 10 lbs and feeling horrible. I feel like I have lost so much ground.
This week is huge for me on many levels. One is that I need to get my motivation and drive back. With being so busy in life and school my training motivation is at an all time low. This is the worse time to have this happen with a race a week and a half away. Also, this week is important to knock off the rust and get my body back on track in terms of feeling good and efficient.
So, here is where I am as of Thursday morning.
Tuesday I ran with the 6B46 group. We ran at a much easier relaxed pace than what we have done in the last few weeks. It was perfect because I needed to just get out and run. I could feel the extra weight while running. I did not feel fluid and smooth at all. My legs were tired from the bike ride(they should not be at this point in my training). It felt great to be back with the crew and getting focused. Being with these amazing people helped me to move back to my proper mindset.
I did the following
300 Free 5:09
300 Kick 7:28
300 Pull 5:02
200 Free 3:23
200 Kick 5:31
200 Pull 3:23
4 x 50 RT/LT arm
300 Free 5:17
4 x 50 Fingertip Drag(these kill me)
300 Free 4:24(I think I only swam 250 cause I was not swimming that fast)
At this point I was running short on time so I decided to just swim straight until my time ended. I had to call it after 18 lengths when I caught a huge cramp and had to stop in the middle of the pool. I completed 18 laps in 8:18
Total Swim 2950 yards
Total Time 56 minutes
Today(Thursday Morning) I was back at the Y ready to run. I was super tired with Ava up screaming and crying from 12:00 - 1:30 and being up about every 45 minutes.
I hope to get in a good bike ride in sometime today or tonight. This will leave me with a swim for tomorrow and another bike ride to get in. I am pondering running the QCDC Sunday because I feel like I need to test my mental toughness prior to my first tri next weekend. Also, everyone I typically run with will be running the race and I don't want to risk not getting out for a long run on my own. I will see how the day goes today and make a decision.
Alright, it feels good to reflect on my week. These reflections are important to keeping my mind on the right path. I still need to reflect on last week and more importantly the trip to Florida. One step at a time. Right now it is time to entertain this little one of mine and pray she takes a good nap so I can get some housework and training done.