I knew Monday night that I needed to get all of my stuff packed for the pool Tuesday morning. I also knew it was the coldest day all week with the high being 6 and the low being something insane with the windchill. I am lucky that I park in the garage so I would only freeze from the car to the gym and then the gym to my car.
I actually had a good night of sleep and woke up without hating life too much. I made it to the gym ahead of schedule and was actually in the pool by 6:23 a.m. I had 4,000 yards on the schedule today. I was not looking forward to swimming as I was still mentally pissed at myself for the crappy end of the week I had last week.
I got in the pool and realized that the pool was way too warm. I HATE THE YMCA POOL. I also realized that it was crystal clear. Something that nasty pool never is. As soon as I got my first mouthful I knew they had shocked the pool. It was awesome. I wonder how much of the chemicals I ingested this morning? I started with a 500 warmup. Then I had some 150s, 200s, and some intervals with the pull buoy. The timed part of the workout surprised me. I thought I was going to suck but I didn’t! I had 2×300 on 4:40-4:47. Well I crushed that with 4:35 and then 4:36. My 2×200 were supposed to be 3:07 or less. I did them in 2:58 and 3:01. BOOM. It felt awesome. The swim felt like forever but I was proud for working hard and seeing good results.
I packed my Nutribullet so that I could make a smoothie at work for breakfast. I am determined to quit wasting money on buying food out during the work week. I packed frozen bananas, almond milk, unsweetened cocoa powder, and plain Greek yogurt. I had peanut butter at work so I didn’t need to bring that.
The smoothie was great! It was nice to have something like that at work. I’ll definitely be bringing the Nutribullet more often. My mouth still tasted like chlorine after I ate. Gross.
I had an easy 60 minute ride on the schedule for this evening. I got on my bike as soon as I could when I got home from work so that I would have time to get some things done after my workout. My ride was uneventful. It was really sweaty though. I told Matt I must have been channeling him as he sweats a ton.
At about 45 minutes into my ride I started to get ravenous. Like I could have eaten ANYTHING at that point. I had two Bonk Breakers in my fuel stash so I grabbed one and stuffed it in my mouth. I hesitated because I remember having one and not liking it. I either had a bad experience with them at one point or I was so hungry it tasted good. I think they actually taste good! I had the peanut butter jelly one. I’ll definitely try them again. I should get used to them as that’s what Ironman uses on course.
Now I making blueberry energy bites and watching Syracuse basketball have yet another tough game. I plan to catch on Revenge and get to bed a little early. I have an hour and a half ride in the morning. Ouch. At least it will be the middle of the week!