In the meantime I been doing the usual routine of working, training, and cat petting. I did have the pleasure of participating in this year's Tour de El Amigo. First girl ever to join the very fun but very male dominated event. I was pretty stoked (even though my performance was quite lackluster as evidenced by my whopping score of zero).
|At least the veggie tacos were good!|
I went to MCAC Thursday morning to take advantage of the long course set up and Jeremy Gregory's expertise. Jeremy is new to triathlon scene, relatively. If you frequent MCAC, you have definitely seen him. As a former member of the US open water National Team, he is a wealth of knowledge. On Tuesday I asked him if we could do a race specific set for my upcoming half-ironman. Luckily he obliged and ultimately challenged me to push past what I thought I was capable of.
16x 50 :60
-alt 50 smooth and 50 drill
400 free as 50 smooth, 50 fast
5x 100 on 1:25 holding 1:15
yada, yada, yada, hot tub!
Before I could participate in any Halloween festivities last night I had to run 75 mins with 25 and 10 minute intervals at a threshold effort. I was so intimidated by the workout but I got it done and felt great at the end. In fact, I came within seconds of PRing my 5K, haha. I can't remember my last stand alone 5K, which is probably a good thing.
And finally for the first time ever, I made it home in time to hand out candy to tricker-treaters. I was not planning to buy any candy but driving through my neighborhood I realized I would have to buy candy or hide in a dark corner in my house. Since I was feeling particularly festive today as evidenced by my work attire, I opted for the former.
|Waiting eagerly for attention. We want more!|