So far, my "don't suck at life" plan this week is going pretty well. 3 bike rides, 3 days in a row. I'm positive this is a personal record. As much as I bitched and moaned about losing my hour of sleep for daylight savings time, getting in outside rides instead of watching Felicity on the trainer is likely to prove beneficial during my triathlon.
Last night, I met Lily after work and we did yet another loop of the BWI trail (we did three loops of this trail for our long ride on Sunday). I love this trail, but I really need to find some other places to ride. One loop gave us about 15 miles, and we rode a little bit faster than Sunday (still extremely slow by expert cyclist standards). The comments on yesterday's post reminded me that last year at this time I knew even less than I do now about cycling, so since most of my readers are runners, I should just quantify biking workouts with descriptions like "slow" "slower" "slowest" or, ideally, "less slow".
After the ride we did a 30 minute run, also slow.
This morning was another hour long swim. I really need to figure out some actual swim workouts because back and forth across the pool for an hour is pretty monotonous and I'm already sick of it. I did change it up today and did about half the swim in breaststroke.
After the swim things got really awesome. I always feel really shaky and out of it when I return to being horizontal on land for a minute or two. I was toweling off when another woman paused at the end of the lane to politely ask if I was using her towel. I was about to tell her she was crazy, because I remembered bringing that exact towel to the gym. On Monday. Unfortunately for her, I'd brought a completely different one today. She was really nice about it and accepted all of my 72 apologies and just went back to her swim. I really give her credit because I can't imagine anything worse than swimming happily along, getting your workout in, only to see some total stranger rubbing your towel all over their body.
On the bright side, I'm about to eat some Peanut Butter Cheerios from Emily for breakfast. Also, I woke up to find out that this had been posted on my Facebook wall.