Ugh – apologies for the lack of posts lately everyone has been sick. And I mean everyone. I was fighting something off the end of last week and into the weekend. Calder got sick last Thursday, Cam got sick Sat and Evie got sick Tuesday…and by sick I mean projectile vomit. To make matters worse the dog even barfed in the bed…luckily on my pillow so all I only had to change the pillow case. Jojo was sick early this week, my mom vomited, even my nana is sick. Ugh. Don’t come around my house unless you have a biohazard suit.
Ok – so this week was a bit of a mess as I was not feeling great and the kids got sick…
Swam Mon/Tues, Brick Wed, nothing Thurs, Fri bike, Sat run, Sun nothing.
Guess this is was my rest week.
Brick 10 min warm up 2x(15 min bike, 12 min run (2x(4 min at 8:15, 2 min at 6:15 pace))
Main set: 150 pull, 2×200 free, 4×50 free, 150 pull, 4×100 free, 2×50 free, 150 pull, 6×75 free, 1×50 free
Run: 40 min tempo (7/7:30 pace)
Brick: Outdoor easy ride to Tod’s Pt, 16 min run then ride back to TT
Swim: 3,000: 400 free, 400 kick, 2x(4×100 odds free on 1:20, evens IM on 1:30, 2×200 pull on 2:30, 4×50 IM order on :50) 200 easy
Bike: 1 hour on trainer
Run: 40 min on treadmill (hills)
Run: 45 min easy
Bike: Race (about 20 miles total)
Competed in my first post-pregnancy bike race today at the Bethel Spring Series – a series of criterium races held every spring about 40 minutes from my home. The day started out slightly overcast and pretty chilly but during the almost 20 mile/22 loop race the sun came out and everyone warmed up quickly. Luckily the pace was pretty controlled and there were no major attacks which made for a nice and gentle way to ease back into racing. I was able to lead one lap but spent most of the time in the pack conserving energy for the sprint finish. Unfortunately, I got stuck in traffic at the finish so was not able to finish well – but these races are just for fun, to get the legs going and work on bike skills for me.
I absolutely love Tod’s Point down in Old Greenwich. It’s a perfect place to sun, sand, run, bike, row, etc..
JoJo and I took the babies there with the Runabout – I ran, Jojo in-lined and the babies loved it!
Run: 55 min (hilly)
Bike: 55 min
Run: 25 min
Swim: 2,100 (included 100 on 1 min!)
Run: 30 min easy with triple jogger (flat road)
Bike: 1 hour – first time outside since the fall!
Bike: 1 hour on trainer
Swim: 3,000 (including 3×100 sub 1:10, 3×100 2 broken, one straight hold sub 1:02 on 2 min)
Run: 55 min
Brick – bike 10 min warm up, bike 1 -15 min at 80+ rpm at 75%, with 3×30″ at 100%, run 1 -12 min at 2% increase grade by 1 every 3 min, bike 2 – 15 min at 90+ rpm with 3×30″ at 110 rpm at 80% intensity, run 2 – 12 min start at 4% decrease .5% every 2 min and increase speed to race tempo
Swim: 2,800 yards
300 free, 300 IM k-d-s, 300 kick with fins, 3x(300 pull on 4, 200 IM on 3, 100 hard on 2) 100 easy
Run: 6.1 hilly miles at conversational pace ~8:30
Brick – Bike: 50 min (hill climb), Run: 3 min wu, 1 mile tempo, rest easy to 20 min total
Run: 30 min with 2 miles tempo on treadmill
Swim: 2,100 – 600 free (every 4th lap back), 5×100 kick with fins on 1:40, 4×50 1/4 blast on :45, 200 DPS, 4x(4×25 underwater kick on :40, 25 sprint on :20 (hold sub 14), 100 easy)
No time 😦
Run: 1 hour (including 10k tempo in 45 min)
So the week started with Evie on the mend – but very snotty. She seems to have formed a gross habit of trying to lick it. Gross! Over the course of the week the boys, Tim and I also seemed to catch the cold which we all blamed on Jojo who brought it back from Shelton last week. I think she must feel guilty because throughout the week when the babies (read Cam) would wake in the middle of the night she would conveniently be up and ready to sweep him up and snuggle. Totally unnecessary, very thoughtful and much appreciated as I suffer through my own sinus hell.
Due to the sickness, we didn’t do much other than stay cooped up inside, wipe boogers, blow noses and I had a little time to work and work out. The babies also tried spaghetti – Campbell went absolutely bonkers over it!
Wednesday, Calder seemed to take a turn for the worse and his cough resembled a barking seal. I quickly took him to the walk-in round the corner and they gave him a steroid shot for croup. I think it did the trick as he slept soundly that night and woke to a normal sounding cough and was a bit perkier.
Friday, was the babies 10 month birthday! We celebrated by each baby having one on one time. Calder stayed home with my mom since he was still under quarantine. Campbell went to lap sit with Jojo and Evie and I headed into the city for our first shoot for Parents Magazine! It was a lot of fun! I got to spend some special one on one time with little miss, she loved being in front of the camera and hopefully we will have a special memento come June/July.