Thursday, August 25, 2011

3 Things Thursday

1. Have I mentioned how hard core this ATP training is? I guess I just thought they were kidding when they named it "advanced training program"! Between the early morning workouts and the strain this is putting on my body, I'm tired all the time. I guess I just need to learn to juggle everything, but for now, all I want to do is sleep.

2. I think I've found my new favorite breakfast love. Pumpkin bagel with honey almond cream cheese. It is literally the best thing I've had in a while and I think I might have one for breakfast every day for the rest of my life. Thank you, Einstein's Bagels.

3. I got race envy last week reading everyone's running and tri recaps that I started signing up for a few of my own. I'm not quite ready to commit to a tri, but I added two races to the line up and am still debating on another one. I can't wait for this weather to get cooler and to get back to racing!

ATP Week 6

I'm not sure how it happened, but I seem to have miscounted my ATP weeks. I'll blame it on the stress of life and my inability to count (wait, I'm an engineer?!). Anyways, last week was ATP Week 6 and the last week of our Prep routine. This week we started the hard core stuff, but I'll get to that later. Here's how last week went down:

Monday: PREP + 6 miles Slept in and did 4 miles on my own in the afternoon Texas heat
Tuesday: 4 Miles 12 Mile bike (Hubby upgraded to clips so we had to get some practice in)
Wednesday: PREP + 6 miles, 22 mile bike
Thursday: 5 Miles Too sore from Wednesday's workouts - rest
Friday: OFF
Saturday: 10 Mile long run
Sunday: 4 Miles 8 mile bike ride to and from Crossfit

So the week didn't go exactly as planned, but there were definately some quality workouts in there. That Crossfit workout was a little more hard core than I had planned on - especially since ATP started the GSTs the next day. What are GSTs you ask? I'll get into more of it when I recap this week but stands for "general strength training" aka "workout from hell". Our coach said she wanted to see at least 3 of us puke the first day, and I was definately almost one of them!

Hope everyone is having a great week!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

ATP Week 4

Sorry I've been a little MIA on here. It's been a rough few weeks for me and I'm having trouble juggling it all. I promise I'll be back to my normal self eventually, just bear with me. I'd love to post more pictures, but it seems I've lost my camera. My car was broken into a week and a half ago and my gym bag was stolen. Luckily, I was working out at the time, so the thief didn't get my Garmin or favorite running shoes. But he did take off with my ipod, compression socks, awesome Lulu bag and a couple of other things that were irreplaceable. I keep telling everyone around me to please be careful what you leave in your car. Theft and break-ins are on the rise and I don't want anyone else to be a victim.

Now, on to a different note - last week's workouts:

Monday: PREP + 5 miles
Tuesday: 3 miles
Wednesday: PREP + 5 miles, 22 mile bike
Thursday: 6 miles
Friday: OFF
Saturday: 10 miler
Sunday: 4 miles

What can I say? The week started bad, got better, then got lazy. Monday and Tuesday I was in a rut and just didn't make it out. This past weekend was Hubby's birthday and we rented a house on the beach. With all the hosting duties, I never found time to get in my runs. I'll definately have to plan better for weekends when I'm so busy like that, but thank goodness there aren't too many of those.

Here's hoping this week helps get me back on track. Happy Running!

Monday, August 1, 2011

ATP Week 3

Ah, another week to cross off the list for marathon training. I didn't pull the camera out any this week (I'm getting really bad about that), but it was another HOT one. We did get a little rain on Thursday - Saturday, but it did little to cool us off. Here's how the week ended up:

Monday: 6 Miles + Prep, started with a slow 3 mile loop, then picked it up for a 9:00min/mile paced loop
Tuesday: 4 Miles Cardio weights class, Test riding bikes
Wednesday: 6 Miles + Prep, 20 Mile Bike Ride
Thursday: 5 Miles
Friday: OFF
Saturday: 8 Miles
Sunday: 4 Miles 2 Miles

All in all, I'm pretty happy. I managed to get most of all my runs in and still pick up some extra curricular activities. I'm still excited about the new bike and am hoping to be able to squeeze in more than one ride this week.

On a completely different note, what the heck is up with Google lately? I can't comment on anyone's blogs under my account and it sucks. It's been going on for way too long and I'm getting pretty sick of it. So, don't think I'm not reading and enjoying your blogs because I am - I just can't comment about it.