I'M ALIVE (I THINK)
well, i made it through the weekend. the 65/10 brick went amazingly well, and i managed to maintain sub 10 minute miles for the run portion after a pretty hilly ride. said goodbye to the bike sunday and flew up to S.F. where i started my NorCal training week at the Presidio YMCA Pool yesterday morning before my shoot. i was scheduled to do my first timed swim to see how many yards i could get in while swimming continuously for 1 hr. seeing as i can't keep track of all those laps in my head, and i don't have any fancy lap counter thangy, i broke it into 500's and ticked off my splits on my watch. it was great to do it that way to see how consistent i could be or how tired i got towards the end, and it broke down to something like this:
500 #1 - 9:11.2 (nice warm up)
500 #2 - 8:56.9 (now we're talkin')
500 #3 - 10:47.9 (musta been the split where i "had words" with the lady doing circle swim with us)
500 #4 - 8:52.2 (back in my groove)
500 #5 - 9:31.1 (are we done yet??)
500 #6 - 9:36.2 (really, i'm kinda done now)
150 - 3:10 (I.SAID.DONE.)
1 hr. continuous swim = 3150 yards.
and still, i really have no idea what that means, so i'll just keep pluggin' along in the water, thanks.
so far, i've managed to get myself around town, to and from the gym, to the studio for our shoot, and back to the gym at night for the second workout of the day. sadly though, i just found out today that we won't be getting home this weekend, but instead i'll head to Moneterey to shoot another project on saturday and sunday. then monday is a full travel day back home. another shoot starts tuesday through thursday, so i've pretty much lost my weekend long ride or any opportunity to make it up before the next week's long stuff. no worries. training can't be perfect all the time, and so far, it's been pretty awesome, so to miss one weekend's long workout won't be the end of the world. just gotta hop right back in as soon as i can and keep on keepin' on....
oh, and thanks to everyone for all their advice on my "gasiness." funny thing is that i don't eat any of those things y'all mentioned, no cliff bars, luna bars, zone, balance, none of that. never have. they're like lead weights in my stomach. still can't figure out what's causing it, but until i do, you don't wanna be downwind o' me if ya know what i mean....