Friday, April 09, 2010

What Tomorrow Brought

I haven't been really taking care of myself very well. I guess that's what happens when Teh Bug is out of town, and the kids leave as well. I'm sure part of it is from being wiped out after my HIM simulation from the weekend, but reality is... There should be no excuses.

With my current job consuming 10.5 hours of my day, and my old job consuming another 10 hours or so a week, I have been scrambling constantly this week. Getting in a workout isn't a problem as long as you don't really care what time you get started. Thus, the 9:30 PM run time, and 8:30 PM swim time.

Last night was a lot more orderly, but just as hectic. I left work around 4:30 PM and went straight home. The thunderstorms had passed through, temperatures had dropped, and the wind had picked up considerably. I thought about riding outside, but I just couldn't bring myself to leave the dogs penned up for another hour, after being penned up all day.

I put Aerowyn on the trainer and searched my little book of goodies for a workout that would meet my needs for the day. I settled on a force workout that looked doable. It basically involved 3 minutes at 65-70 RPMS in Zones 2-3 with 1 minute easy, repeat 12 times.

(Note to self: next time, pick a speed workout, high cadence, low intensity)

The warm up went fine. 5 minutes of 90+ rpm, then 5 minutes of alternating high and low cadence, then 5 minutes at 95+ rpms. The first interval, however, proved that my thighs were really sore. I had thought.... Bah! Getting up into Zone 3 should be easy for somebody used to 2x12 minutes in Zone 4. Of course, reality *@$%! slapped me. I barely got my heart up above 2.3, and instead of doing 12 intervals, I did 6.

After the cool down, I downloaded the numbers in to the computer. I am not happy with the digits, but this is the reality that life has brought me. I may not EVER reach my optimal capabilities, but I have never been injured either.

and there's always tomorrow.

Wes

14 comments:

My Life and Running said...

Continue to be amazed at how hard you work at everything in life...

onelittletrigirl said...

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Lily on the Road said...

the point is you did it and good for YOU...

it beats sitting on the couch with adult BEvERages....

hope all is okay with Dee Dee xoxox

Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

it is amazing that when Scott is out of town i "think" that I will have all of this free time to workout like a mad woman but it never works out like that does it?

btw - I have tons of trainer torture if you need any more.

Jess said...

Every time you say you get in a workout at 9:30 or 8:30 I am amazed. I am so wiped out at that point that I would have no energy. You constantly inspire me to kick butt at my own workouts!

Julie said...

Hi Wes,
So, you went and searched in your little book of goodies!! You found some crazy hard workout as usual:) Ha ha, you and low intensity can not be put together in the same sentence!! Have a great weekend Wes!!

Stef said...

Wes maybe you are right where you should be. Just a thought.

Another thought: You kick ASS every time you do one of those evening workouts. Seriously. I think about an evening workout and I'm like NO Freakin' Way!

You seem very good at balancing your training with your hectic work schedule and with Dee Dee being gone. So many (including myself lately) would find it too easy to let the training fall by the wayside, even temporarily. Not you though.

Give yourself credit for that, even though you want more. I don't blame you for wanting more either but by giving yourself enough credit you may just get more ya never know!

HUGS

LBTEPA said...

I wonder if you will ever see yourself as reaching your optimal capabilities..........there's a fine line between pushing yourself and disappointing yourself isn;t there?

Firefly's Running said...

Continue to work hard and you will be rewarded..

Karen said...

Your heart not pushing cos it's missing the bug I reckon.....

Hope all well

iJuls said...

It's all about balance, Wes. Staying healthy and happy is what matters.

valen said...

hi!, that's a heck of a day, I'm always surprised to see how tri fits life.

Missy said...

But you did it, regardless of digits.

Michelle said...

Your dedication is amazing and inspiring!