What a crazy week…What a crazy freaking week.
I have a hard time not mentioning the events of the past week. I talked about it a little in Tuesday‘s post, but I just want to say again that my thoughts are with the victims and families of those lost in Boston between Monday and Friday, and with the families of those hurt and killed in the West, Texas fertilizer plant explosion.
I also wanted to say a huge THANK YOU to all of the law enforcement and first responders who worked tirelessly this week – I had tears in my eyes Friday night watching the crowds cheering them as they left Watertown, MA.
I Love Big Papi
“This is our F*#%ing city, and no one is going to dictate our freedom.” – David Ortiz
After this week, an F-bomb was required IMO. Big Papi’s speech was fitting for the moment. I cheered from my couch, watched it (cheered again) on YouTube a few times, and was still pumping my fist when I saw it again on Sports Center.
And one more time when the FCC decided to not fine him.
I’ve Been Interviewed!
I have had Twitter and Facebook conversations with Weez from Runner’s Ramblings for quite a while. She is a Mainer who I have yet to have a meet-up with. I hope to meet up with her when I race at Sugarloaf…I can’t wait!
Speaking of interviews, I plan on posting an interview I had with Kacie and Dani about their upcoming Race Across America! It should be up sometime next week – I just wish I was as good at asking questions as Weez is.
This week was a great week in training, probably fueled by my anger and frustration at the events of the week.
Yeah…you all know my pool situation. In the case that you don’t, it is 90 minute drive one way, blah blah, I get there once a week, yadda yadda…
The ice is off the lake, but the water is 30 something degrees. I hope to be in the water by the end of May. Which means about a month or so more of driving and swimming once a week.
BUT to help with some speed and to build some strength I have been adding some hard efforts in, doing things like 10×50 (25 easy, 25 all out) and I swear I almost died.
I have yet to ride outside. I planned to this weekend, specifically today, but when I got up this morning it was snowing.
Maybe next week.
I have a 4hr ride coming up on Sunday, and if it isn’t outside you are going to have to check me into an insane asylum.
The upside of being on the trainer, I find it easier to do speedwork. Mostly because I don’t have to worry about balancing.
Or log trucks.
But I can just concentrate on going hard, which is good. I think it is helping me, but until I get outside I won’t know for sure how much.
What can I say? It is all I wanted to do this week, and it is probably not a surprise. I feel I am a stronger and more durable runner than ever before…maybe even a little faster?
I am still living NSNG and feeling better than ever! I am also still experimenting with the right balance of fat, protein, and carbs for training and going long, but I am getting a lot closer to dialing it in.
The thing that is really working for me is Amrita Bars, for me I love grabbing one of those for fuel for an early morning workout because they are portable, good, real food, and taste SO good. My other go-to thing is to have a sweet potato (usually in the microwave cause it is fast) with almond butter on it before a workout. It tastes so good and the mixture seems to give me the energy I need going into the ride or run.
Thanks for reading!