This past week was a tough one, I did a 10 mile road race, my swim time trial and my bike power test, along with everything else and all my other training thrown into the mix. As noted in my previous blog I did fairly well on the Black Cat 10 miler, 8:19 pace, so its a start and I'm happy with that.
On thursday I had to do a 1000 pull TT in the pool after a good warm up. Of course I screwed it up and instead of using a buoy I used my paddles. I finished the 1000 in 14:19, coach told me to add 3 sec per 100 using the paddles, so if I do that it comes out to 14:49, well, it doesn't completely suck, still lots of work to do in the pool and based on only 1-2 sessions a week I'll take that time.
On saturday I had my bike power test, after a good warm up of 40 minutes it was 4 x 5 minutes with only 1 1/2 minutes of recovery in between. The goal was to start each interval at my low end of V02 max and then build by 10-15 watts for each minute, that was for set 1+2, then to take my average wattage from the first two sets and start there for my 3rd and build and then go all out for #4. Well, my total average was 246.5watts for the whole 20 minutes. The breakdown was, 245, 247, 245, 250. Not bad, I'll take it.
Anyway, I'm still pretty tired coming off the bike, I'm trying to keep my cadence up around 88-93 so I'm still working on this area. I have a terrific new training partner who I've started working with that has similar training times as me and we know how to push each other so I'm really greatful, thanks Maris.
Anyway, things are working itself along and the season is just around the corner, its crazy. I'm getting excited.
Here are my ABCs:
Chore you dislike: unloading the dishwasher and putting away laundry- when you do as much as I do you would understand
Dog: Just put him to sleep, hopefully getting a new one in the spring
Essential start of the day: tea or coffee, water and brushing my teeth
Favorite color: royal blue
Gold or silver: neither but if I had to choose silver
Instruments you play: I played the flute for years
Job title: Mom, wife, coach, Nurse Practitioner
Kids: 4- 3 boys and 1 girl
Live: Beverly Mass
Mom's name: Linda
Nickname: Donna D
Overnight hospital stay: birth of 4 babies and an ACL repair
Pet peeves: not flushing the toilet, not replacing the toilet paper roll when done, not sending thank you notes
Quote from a movie: " Its in the hole"- Caddyshack, " You can't handle the truth"- A few Good men, " Baby Fish mouth, exercist baby"- When Harry Met Sally. " It's not over, was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Germans? Quiet, he's on a roll"- Animal House
Righty or lefty: righty
Siblings: 1 brother older by 15 months
Time you wake up: 6am during the week, 4a-5:30am on the weekends
Underwear: I'm very picky about what kind I wear, I hate wedgies
Vegetables I don't like: beets
What makes you run late: I try to fit everything in every minute of the day, I over estimate or I should say, underestimate how long it will take to get somewhere- it makes me late.
Xrays: knees, mouth, breasts
Yummy food you make: chicken pot pie, vegetable chili, carrot ginger soup, grilled swordfish
Zoo animal favorites: I love all the cats, Lions, Cheetahs, pumas, tigers, etc.. I think they are absolutely beautiful. Its amazing how an animal can be so beautiful and deadly at the same time.