Ugh. I forgot about the only part about fall that I don't like. HayFever. At least that's what I think my problem is right now. It is possible that I have a cold, but whatever it is I feel like crud. It doesn't help that I spent my day blowing my nose with KimWipes (scratchy) and once I got home when I was cleaning I used paper towels (more scratchy). So my Wed- Fri training in a nutshell:
Wed: 3600 meters in the water, 4.75 miles pounding the pavement
Thursday: Much needed stomach expansion training. Big bowl of jumbalaya, bread, then ice cream and cake covered with Magic Shell. I was exhausted from the strenuous workout
Today: 3200 meters in the pool. Then cleaned, took Allegra, passed out for an hour and went to the gym.
At the gym I did a feat of mental strength. 92 minutes on a treadmill. Really the only hard part is the first 30, then it's all downhill. But it was 9.2 miles. That also made the run kind of tough. Left up to my own pacing I would have pushed it a bit faster. But I know that long runs should be slow and steady, so I'm working on it.
Tomorrow: STOMP (Summit Tour of Metro Parks) 62 mile bike ride. In the rain of a tropical storm. Sounds like tons of fun to me.
Then my mom comes to town! I am going to pick her up, take her to my favorite bar for dinner and then we are off to watch my own Wisconsin Badgers beat up on Bowling Green at Brown's stadium. I am so excited!
Catch up with ya'll Monday. Have a great long weekend. Get lots of quality training and fun time in.
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