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Tri Training Recap: Week 12 + TRI DAY!

by agirlandhermutt on July 21, 2014

Hi friends! I know you are wondering if I did the triathlon and I promise I will get to that, but first lets check out my last week of training.


Week 12 Triathlon Training (FINAL WEEK!)

Scheduled: Glute Camp
Actual: Glute Camp! Paige has done a really nice job with not only the workouts for each day, but also the communication of what needs to be done, how to do the moves and encouragement. I love it!

Scheduled: Pure Barre|
Actual: Pure Barre! It felt so good to be back!

Scheduled: Spinning
Actual: Spinning! I got a late start coming home after work so I was afraid I was going to miss it, but really really wanted to get there. I have never changed so quickly in my life and was out the door in a flash!

Scheduled: Glute Camp
Actual: Glute Camp!

Scheduled: Zumba
Actual: Nothing. The fiance and I went to a beer fest instead. Heh.

Scheduled: Rest
Actual: Rest. Kind of. I was at Six Flags for a good chunk of the afternoon for a Family Day through the BF’s work. We spent most of our time walking around because roller coasters make me sick. So not exercise, but also not laying on my couch.

On the way to Six Flags we also made a pit-stop in Webster to rack my bike and pick up my Iron Girl bib!

Scheduled: Possibly a Triathlon?!!!

Yep, I did it! I really want to talk more about the race in general later in the week, but I will tell you that I had an excellent time! I was not the fastest, but I also accomplished what I set out to do…finish! My official time was 2:04:36. I came in 75th out of 83 for my age group. The winner was a 51-year-old woman who completed the tri in about 1:06. That is totally incredible! The oldest woman there was 71 and she came in just 10 minutes after I did! That is just nuts.

A full recap on my race to come on Wednesday. Seriously. How fun is it that I get to do a race recap?!

Weekly Total of “Miles” for the #175byLaborDay challenge: 18!
Total Miles: 81!

But what now? What is the plan?! I’m still working on my fitness plan going forward, but I’ve received a few emails that folks like my weekly workout recap so I think I’m going to stick with that. It helps keep me accountable with a schedule.

However, I decided to reward myself for finishing yesterday with a free week of workouts. I can do whatever I feel like! Here is my rough schedule.


Workout Schedule for 7/21-7/28

Monday- Off! I’m even skipping Glute Camp. Sorry Paige!
Tuesday- Glute Camp (Elliptical HIIT)
Wednesday- Glute Camp & Spinning
Thursday- Glute Camp
Friday- Glute Camp & Zumba!
Saturday- Free day! Maybe a class? Maybe a bike ride? Maybe a beach day?!
Sunday- Free day! Yoga? Bike? We will see!


Have a great week! I’ll see ya soon!


Tri Training Recap: Week 11

by agirlandhermutt on July 17, 2014

Hellllloooo. Long time, no talk. Long story short…I went to the orthopedic doctor last Tuesday and she told me that I needed surgery on my knee.

Let the pity party begin!

I spent most of Tuesday night dramatically flung across my bed contemplating when I was going to have the surgery done. I have some weird fold in my plica (a muscle under your kneecap) and need a lateral release. I had a similar surgery on my right knee about 15 years ago. It wasn’t fun, but fingers crossed they have improved techniques over the years. My Dr told me I would have about a four month recovery period so that puts a kink in some of my bigger plans for the year. You know, like getting married.

After weighing all my scheduling options I have decided to have my surgery in January. Fun with getting around on the ice and snow with crutches!

But what does this mean for my triathlon? Well, I’m not sure. I’m not allowed to run. Or really do anything that involves hills. That makes things awkward.

After I heard the news I kind of gave up a little. Training for an athletic event is tough. It is tough on the body, but even more so, mentally. And I’m not even signed up for a big distance race! My hat goes off to those that train for events for months at a time!


Week 11 Triathlon Training

Scheduled: 5k run & Glute Camp Strength
Actual: 5k run & Glute Camp! My knee started to feel really weak around mile 2 or so. I knew something was off the minute I stepped off the treadmill.

Scheduled: Glute Camp Mobility Work
Actual: Nothing. I had my knee appointment right after work and just wasn’t up for a workout after hearing my news.

Scheduled: Swim & Glute Camp Interval Cardio
Actual: Glute Camp Interval Cardio on the elliptical. I thought about just laying around for another night, but was starting to feel gross. I went to the gym and did the interval workout and left feeling better.

Spinning & Glute Camp Strength
Actual: Nothing. No excuses. I just didn’t want to do anything.

Scheduled: Glute Camp Conditioning Workout
Actual: Zumba & Glue Camp. I felt much better after a day of rest! Both mentally and physically.

Long Slow Ride & 10 min run
Actual: Swimming. The fiance and I did an hour swim together. He has never done laps with me so it was really fun to do that together.

Actual: Zumba. It makes me happy and I do what makes me happy!

Weekly Total of “Miles” for the #175byLaborDay challenge: 15!
Total Miles: 63!


Week 12 Triathlon Training (FINAL WEEK!)

Monday- Glute Camp
Tuesday- Pure Barre
Wednesday- Spinning
Thursday- Glute Camp
Friday- Zumba
Saturday- Rest
Sunday- Triathlon?!!!

I use question marks for triathlon day because honestly…I just don’t know. I’m ready to go as I will but I want to make sure my knee is feeling ok. I’m doing minimal impact workouts for most of the week in hopes that I can do the event on Sunday. I know I can’t run the 5k piece of the tri so finishing in a decent time isn’t part of my goal any longer. Now I just want to finish INJURY FREE and have a good time. I’ll let you know what I decide!

I’m still loving Glute Camp with YourTrainerPaige. Unfortunately there are a few moves that I can’t do because of the knees (squats, lunges, etc) but I’m modifying what I can. Seriously. This 4-week camp is a butt kicker. Literally!


So…that was a sad post. I haven’t figured out exactly what my next move is as far as fitness goes. I’m going to think about it over the weekend and come up with a plan. All I know is that it has to involve moving and getting into a routine.

See ya soon!

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Tri Training Recap: Week 10

July 8, 2014

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