Thursday, December 1, 2011

only two things thursday

1. After several days of complete rest, I'm 100% sure that I was completely burned out.  The first two days I didn't want to do anything.  I woke up on day 3 wanting to get back in the pool (but I didn't, see: narky shoulder), and after doing a short but hard V02 max run test last night, I'm almost ready to get back on the bike (I know this doesn't make any sense).  I'm going to continue resting and sleeping and eating the good food through the weekend, but I already feel a bit of my mojo creeping back.  I'll ease back into training starting next Tuesday, and I'm almost rested enough to be looking forward to it.  Almost.


2. My 10ish days of complete rest were briefly interrupted last night by a V02 max test (more on this soon) and will again be briefly interrupted this weekend when we return to Key West to defend our triathlon relay title.  Last year I did the swim - my first ever open water swim - and the Mafia musical chairs have put me on the bike leg this year.  I am absolutely refusing to make any goals for the bike other than to enjoy it.  I've done enough 20 mile TTs to know what I should be able to do for a 40K bike leg, but I've been on the bike twice in the past 6 six weeks so I also know that won't happen.  I'm just going to go out hard, try not to get too pissed off at the wind, and be really happy that I'm somewhere cycling in just a tri kit instead of a giant pile of winter layers.  That's it.  No matter what happens, at least we didn't cheat I KNOW we are going to have a blast down there this weekend.  Lots of sunshine, good food, friends, a tiny triathlon and the occasional margarita.  I'm hoping that this finishes recharging my batteries and I return on Monday ready to eat IM training alive.
What are you doing this weekend, friends?

26 comments:

  1. I'll be getting you a nice head start with a swim this weekend. SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!

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  2. 10 mile trail race with @Nemtynakht which I hope to complete in one piece. Thanks to @ultrarunnergirl for giving me a course preview, I'm pretty sure it's gonna take me 4 hours.

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  3. You are going to have a blast down in Key West. I'm jealous of the nice warm sun.

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  4. Funny, I'll be in the Key West too. What are the chances?!?

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  5. You are right, no matter what you can't go wrong being in Key West. Jealous. It's snowing here today.

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  6. I'll be recovering, mostly. It's our wedding anniversary Friday, so we're off out for beer and curry. It could - sorry, will get messy.

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  7. I'm taking some time off from training this weekend because I've also been feeling burned out. And I need to feel refreshed before getting back on the running training wagon and hitting it HARD to (hopefully) earn a BQ time this year.

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  8. The margaritas should probably be more than just "occasional."

    Definitely continue to enjoy the well-deserved mental break before IM training ramps up. Have a blast!

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  9. How fun!!! Take lots of pics! For my VO2Max test I was sick when I went and almost puked in the little tube thingy and it was at the University so they asked if I'd mind if other students watched how they did it, little did I know that meant I'd have 15 or so people in there cheering me on (or more like laughing as the slobber went everywhere)!

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  10. Key West is one of my favorite places. Have a blast this weekend!

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  11. Have a great time! So jealous...I love this time of year in the Keys. Good luck!

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  12. Seriously - I'm with Emily. What's this occasional crap? See you there!

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  13. cheers to getting your mojo back lady!

    best of luck at your tri this weekend. too bad i'm not closer to key west.

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  14. I am so ready to get back in the pool tonight it's not funny. Have a fun trip to Key West!

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  15. Enjoy the sunshine! I'll be doing the hot chocolate 15k on Saturday morning in the cold (although I really can't complain about the predicted weather) with what seems like the rest of the blogosphere.

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  16. I'll wear extra winter layers in your absence - enjoy that SUNSHINE!

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  17. Good luck and kick butt.
    I will be running for chocolate at the 15k as well.

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  18. Have a great trip! I hope you PR in margarita drinking.

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  19. Racing in a tri kit in December and not looking like the Michelin Man or the Stay Puft Marshmallow man is a win out of the gate for sure.

    Enjoy the vaca and safe travels.

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  20. Go TEAM AMAZING DAY!!

    I'll be watching @KateKirk do 10 miles of the trail race at which I'm doing just 5. Smart, eh?

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  21. ummmm your trip to Key West this weekend just totally put Vegas to shame. have a freaking blast and good luck! i am jealous!

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  22. I did a 20 mile bike leg of a relay team a few months ago and it was a blast! Hope you have fun!

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  23. Love Key West. Nothing like the chickens on the street in front of the CIA listening station.

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  24. GOOD LUCK on your bike leg down in Key West this weekend - sounds like a super fun weekend! Glad some time off has done wonders for you, you'll be ready to start Ironman training in no time!

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  25. Have an awesome time. Looking forward to heaing more about your VO2 test!

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  26. Have a great race and enjoy some time in the sunshine with good friends!!

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