What did I learn this week? – July 9 Edition

  • No, you cannot skip sunblock for that one hour lunch time run, even if the temperature is pleasant.
    • Bra straps on sunburn suck.
  • I need a new mantra – getting out of bed has been a struggle this week.
  • Swim Test – 1000 yds in 25:15    2:32/100yd average
  • This was so so. I took it easy because I was worried about being able to finish the distance and it was my first swim with kicking after a few weeks of just pull buoy to rest my foot. (Did I mention I hurt my foot?)
    • FYI Rachel – yes, you can swim 1000 yds (dumbass) and if you go out too fast you know how to back off and recover while still swimming. Next time, a bit harder, eh?
  • My foot is well enough for light kicking in the pool – yay!
    • no kick sets and some buoy work still going on.
    • Bonus: Next Tri is a wetsuit race.
  • Run Test – 6 minutes – avg 8:03/mile
    • Pretty good! I was feeling crap and didn’t want to do it but I did it anyway. My mood and perceived energy level don’t seem to actually effect my athletic performance that much.
    • Based on treadmill runs that was RPE 9 for .75 miles.
    • On reflection, I’m quite pleased with that test. It felt like death and I wanted to stop but I like the result, so there.


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