Bullet point style today just b/c I feel like there are a lot of things I could say but none really worthy of a whole post. :)
~Fwiw, taking ~3 weeks off doing next to nothing (except eating and drinking... I did that!) after an Ironman leaves you with a pretty empty fitness account. Sometimes I think of my aerobic fitness like a bank account... and all those
~Lesson of the week: When you haven't been running consistently and it's the day before your period is gong to start, do not attempt an AT run test. No matter what your coach says. #fail #demoralizing
~So ya, not surprisingly, my new coach is a big fan of higher intensity training. Less is More. So it appears I'll be going about things a bit differently this next year. It's hard for me to let go of some core concepts that I've seen work both with myself and with my athletes and therefore I find myself questioning things a bit... I've always thought I thrived on higher volume. Could I also thrive on less? I don't know... But different is what I wanted. What's the definition of insanity? Doing the same thing over and over but expecting different results? Hey, at least I won't go insane. ;)
~In good news, the swim workouts I'm getting now are awesome. Love 'em. Bike too! It's all 2 minutes of this and 4 minutes of that... she uses words like HARD and MAX a lot. EXPLODE is apparently a favorite as well. So that is different! I have more top end power on the bike than I thought.
~The Blue Angels are here this week/weekend. We'll go watch their show tomorrow. Right now they are (again) practicing and buzzing right over our condo. It pretty much sounds like they're going to blow our roof right off as they zip by. Our dog is shaking in the closet, which is where she's been most of the time since the jets arrived. Despite the noise, it's super cool to watch those jets flying around in such cool formations. Yesterday I was riding/running and they were right up over my head. Shocking that I managed to stay upright actually!
~I have not washed my hair in 3 days. That might be a new record. But I swear every night I shower and think why bother? I'm training first thing tomorrow morning... In good news, we actually do have family plans tonight SO... I am indeed going to shower and wash my hair right now. Aren't you so glad you read all the way to the end of this blog post? That was important stuff. Lol.