As usual, the beginning of the week seems to have flown by. Hard to believe that Wednesday is already almost over. My first race of the season is this Sunday! It's not a key race, more a warm-up and training race, especially given all my hip problems. We'll see how it holds up. Yesterday I slipped in a bit of running with my elliptical training. I stretched and foam rolled and iced after. I had no pain running (although I felt SUPER flat yesterday. I hope that it's just a sign I need this recovery week and not a sign that my run/elliptical fitness is not up to par). Today it doesn't hurt as much as it has post-running in the past, but it's a bit sore and tight. I've been on the roller and stretching already.
I had a recovery day swim today. Nice 1450 meters with some speed work thrown in to get the feel for race pace. I always go out much harder than I want to in the swim, but so far that hasn't hampered the rest of my performance, so I haven't tried tooooo hard to change the habit.
Anyway, today's short workout:
250 warm up easy
6X25 mixed drills, RI=10
4X100 moderate, RI=5
5X75 VO2 max, RI=30
275 c00l down easy
Tomorrow I start training at a local bike shop because (dun du du duuunnn!) I got a summer part time job there! My research grant won't be in till fall, so I am gonna make some extra bucks, learn more about bikes etc. this summer! Stoked!! Post-training I'll go Tri-training (hehe) on the bike shop's group ride (assuming the weather cooperates).
Yay!! Then friday is my rest day, then Saturday a lil' easy swim-bike to get the blood flowing, then driving down the the packet pickup, THEN RACE ON SUNDAY! yayayayayayyayyyyyy
Alright, enough celebration for now. Back to my research!