Thursday, June 08, 2006

Thursday 6.8.2006 - Good Fortune.

This time next week I will be in Virginia Beach, Va on vacation, relaxing, and getting ready for my next race. I am really looking forward to the the race but I also really stoked to see my parents, brother, and friends. The last time I saw my family was this past Thanksgiving.

I had a my weekly 3 hour Tuesday meeting at work on Tuesday and as usual they brought in lunch for everybody. It's usually some crappy food and this Tuesday was no differnt. Crappy Chinese food, all fried and loaded with MSG. No thanks. I brought my lunch like I do everyday and I new it would be waiting for me after the meeting, but I did grab a fortune cookie and the fortune was pretty ironic (and true):

"You are a bundle of energy and always on the go."

Training has been going good. My coach has me back in the weight room lifting with my legs. I had completely stopped strength training with my lower body in March as race season was approaching, but I still get in the gym 3 to 4 days a week at lunch. 3 core days and 1 upperbody weight session. I enjoy lifting weights but my legs defintely feel it this morning.

Training this week:

am - swim - 3000 yards
pm - 69 min run - intervals - 514131212131 - minutes with 90 sec recovery

am - 2 hour MTB 3 x 10 min race pace - 3 x 1 min all out
lunch - strength training

am - swim - 3150 yards
lunch - core
pm - 60 min run(easy)

With the help of my coach I have finally figured out the rest of the races I am going to do this year. I am planning doing some shorter races in order to get more race experience. In addtion to these races I also plan on doing club tris and aquathons when I can fit them in.

6/18 - Xterra Eastern Champs
7/2 - Scripps Ranch 10k (first stand alone 10k... ever)
7/15 - Camp Pendlton Olympic distance tri (first oly dis)
7/30 - Solana Beach Sprint Tri
8/6 - Snow Valley Xterra (point series race)
8/26 - Bulldog 25k - (tentative - depending on training)
9/10 - LA triathlon
10/1 - Xterra National Championships
10/29 - Xterra World Championships

I will be training right through most of these. The Xterra's are defintely my focus but I am also curious to see how I can do in an Olympic distance race (I have never done one)

I have also been putting some though into next year and what my plans are, but I will save that for another day.


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Rachel said...

Your race schedule is awesome. I train through some of my races too. I also hate going to a lunch meeting and being offered greasy pizza and soda. Then I get looked at funny for bringing my own lunch like I have an eating disorder or something. People are like, "But you're so skinny. Surely you can have a piece of pizza." They don't understand that it will make me feel like crap the rest of the day as opposed to a good turkey sandwich on wheat and some yogurt.

TriSaraTops said...

Looks like a fun race season! My poor mountain bike hates me this year. It just sits in my garage and is sad that I don't ride it. Something for next year, hopefully!

Have fun in VA!