Saturday, June 12, 2010
Tough Training Week
Yesterday I taught a 45 minute spin class and then immediately ran 4 miles. I knew it would be a painful run, but I have to put myself through it in order to be ready for race day. I can't remember when running 4 miles felt so horrible. The first two miles were like running against the wind through sand. The last two miles felt slightly faster, and the pain was less, but that's not surprising since I was so fatigued that my body just felt numb.
Today, we swam for 40 minutes and then biked 20 miles. It was a rough 20 miles. For me anyway. The Husband seemed to do just fine. My least favorite words of encouragement of the day were, "Get right behind me and draft up this hill!" as he quickly pulled further and further away. I would have needed an electromagnet to catch his draft.
Most of my memories of this ride are of hearing my labored breathing, feeling soaked in the muggy heat, and seeing this.
Pulling into the parking lot, there were no big smiles. Just a huge sigh of relief.