Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Tuesday Tidbits

Busy, busy, if this training doesn't kill me I might do all right this summer!

Friday was some much needed pool time.  The pool had been closed for maintenance for the month of April, putting me really behind in my training.  It felt great to be back, I never realised just how much I missed swimming!

Saturday was hill training on the bike.  We upped the speed and cut out some of the rest breaks and hit the hills.

a cold spring ride out of Burnstown - UP the hill

Stewartville Dam Hill ~ yes it just keeps going UP!
I've found that the more you push yourself, the more you find out about yourself.  I'm pleasantly surprised that I'm feeling more comfortable on the bike (not getting cocky), just more confidence.  This was a good solid ride.

Sunday was spent on the bike again, however, it was as a backup for my friends running the 32k K2B run.  It was a cold morning to be on the bike, but a perfect overcast, cool morning for the runners.  This is the last long run they will do before the Ottawa Marathon on May 29th, and yes, I'll be there that day too ringing my cow bell!

Monday was back to the pool for more laps and some recovery in the sauna!!

Tonight is the first of the Beaver Chase Race series.  A nice 4 mile trail run through the Monk Conservation area.  Hopefully my running passion will resurface now that the temperatures are on the rise and we are starting to enjoy some blue skies.  Tri season is quickly approaching, so I'd better get my running mojo back soon!

Life's fun if you don't weaken,



cdnhollywood said...

That riding area looks great! I'd love to know what route you took, and if there's a "friendly" bike route to get out there as well. I'm in Kanata, so I'm not too far from there!

Marlene said...

That is a serious hill! So glad you are embracing the training. Have fun at the Beaver Chase!

Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

yes...yes...YES!! I love this post so keep them coming.

Out of the swim, bike, run I would say that the swim is where I need the push most. Once I am in the water it is great it is just work getting there ;)

At one time I would do all I could do to avoid long climbs. now I love them. Makes you stronger overall...inside and out.

FruitFly said...

"I've found that the more you push yourself, the more you find out about yourself."

I love that! I'm trying to do some improving on my running, and I think that is the attitude I need to take with me as I try!

Wes said...

yea! build that confidence because that more than anything else will see you through on race day.

Sprocketboy said...

Burnstown! There's really good coffee there. I always stopped on the way back from the monthly 40 km time trials in Calabogie. Now in Germany I am surrounded by good coffee all the time but not very much time trialling...