Happy Sunday! Tonight is our annual Team Thanksgiving. As seniors, we are in charge of the turkeys, but most of the seniors are not going to make that effort. So my friend and I cooked a turkey (from frozen) yesterday, and it was a smashing success. I made cranberry sauce and chocolate mousse, and we are cooking a second turkey (with stuffing) today. I have never felt so adult in my entire life.
Week of 11/12-11/18
Monday: (4.5) 2 laps, Eldoa, activation, 4 easy miles, 20 min bike, hurdle drills + lower leg exercises, band exercises, core, barefoot cool down. PM: 30 min bike.
Tuesday: (8) 2 laps, Eldoa, activation, 7.5ish mile hilly workout, (15 min progressive warm-up, 2x (3×2’[1’])[4’], 15 min cool down, lift, death by Eldoa at lift. PM: 30 min NormaTec.
Wednesday: bonus day: 10 min bike + 0.5 mile “sprint” to my car lol. I would’ve cross trained for an hour if my car hadn’t broken down.
Thursday: (7.5) AM: 2 laps, Eldoa, activation, 40 min run; 4 x rhythm 200s (38-39); 1 mile cool down. Lift. PM: 30 min bike
Friday: (7.25) warm-up, Eldoa, activation, 10 min easy run, Mona fartlek in CW, 18 min cool down back to my apartment.
Saturday: 55 min swim (35 free, 20 medley)
Sunday: Eldoa, activation, 100 min XT (75 min bike, 25 min aqua jog
Total: 27.75 miles + XT
This week went well until Friday- after a workout involving lots of sidewalk pounding, my foot started hurting in the stress fracture area and got worse throughout the afternoon. I’ve cross trained the last two days and will continue until it feels better, which is mildly annoying but I want to be smart!
Tuesday’s workout was pretty hard! We did it on a hilly road, and my legs hadn’t moved that fast in awhile. On Wednesday, my car broke down, and AAA showed up 10 minutes into my bike, so I ended up taking a bonus day. My car was on the third floor of the parking garage, and the tow truck couldn’t fit through, so it was quite an adventure getting the car down to the bottom. The guy ended up putting it in neutral and pushing it/coasting all the way to the bottom with no power steering. Amazing.
Thursday’s rhythm 200s felt surprisingly good. I woke up on Friday feeling like I’d gotten hit by a train, so I’m proud of how I got out there and got a good effort in. The Mona fartlek (aka Moneghetti fartlek) is a great effort because, while not that long, you don’t get a lot of recovery. All I wanted to do during the shorter intervals was extend the rest, but I didn’t!
I was hoping to hit in the mid-30s for mileage this week, but that’s okay. Hopefully my foot flare-up clears up soon! I’m SO excited for Thanksgiving.
In other news, I applied and was accepted into the Master of Accounting program!!! So I will be staying a fifth year (because I haven’t done enough beating up my body, apparently…)