Triathalon training: 1 solid hour on the bike

Being the fair weather rider that I am, I opted to ride inside today, 1 solid hour, on the LeMond bike.

Let me start by saying… BORING.
Let me end by saying… BORING.

However, I did get a good workout in.  I did little mini-sets of pushing the heart rate anaerobically for about 1 minute, then recovering for about 30 secs.  And I watched a lady attempt to workout on the stairmaster.  Hey lady, if you support your whole body weight by locking out your arms, you’re not doing much – hint… you’re not even winded.  Then again, I sweat (and smell) like a man.

C’mon SPRING.  Not sure how much more of the East Boulder Rec Center I can handle.  Having the 1 hour to examine the bike beneath me, I’m pretty sure they clean that thing, oh, about 1ce every other week.  And the 6 year old boy running around the women’s locker room was a little much too – sure wish mom would use the FAMILY locker room.  It’s not just to protect your kid from adult-only atmospheres.  It’s to protect the ADULT from your kid’s inquisitive 6-year-old eyes.  You can be naked all you want in front of your kid, but don’t make me get naked in front of your kid.   (when you’ve got an hour on an indoor spinner bike, you’ve got time to think about all the complaints in the world…)

Today’s triathalon workout – swim+run – or so I thought

My 4pm workout (moved from lunchtime due to a very long conference call) was supposed to be:

Swim – 3×10 minutes of continuous swimming with 60 seconds rest between sets. Trying to swim farther each set
Run – 20-30 minutes easy jog

Ahh, but when I showed up at the gym, I discovered the pool was closed do to an earlier diaper accident.  Thank you, I’d rather not be swimming around in someone else’s poo.  So I opted to lift today, and my workout was this:  (note, I do one set of each exercise, ALWAYS to failure regardless of how many reps it takes me, but I target around 20 reps)

15 min warmup on indoor springy track (first time on this thing, FUN! I RUN FAST!!!)
1 set Lat pulldowns, 1 set squats on the smith machine
4 fast laps around track
1 set dumbell press, 1 set leg extensions (on a sucky machine)
1 fast lap around track, 2 slow laps, 1 fast lap
1 set lateral raises, 1 set leg curls (another sucky machine)
4 slow joggy laps – my legs are a little jello-y at this point
1 set curls, 1 set thigh adductor
4 slow joggy laps
1 set tricep pulldowns, 1 set thigh abductor
1 lap on tippy toes, 2 slow laps, 1 lap HAULING ASS
calf raises, crunches, stretching

My legs right now are like jelly.  And I think I’ve injured my left hip since the indoor track is small and I was hauling around the corners.  So that one hip got way more workout than the other one.  Great.  A little overzealous.

Now I’m sitting here eating chips hoping my husband won’t come home and bust me for eating chips – DAMN he just pulled up… gotta run…