Friday: 36 mile gravel ride Saturday: 50 mile road ride-my longest ride since Open Heart Surgery and my longest since the early fall 2019. Sunday: 22 mile road ride-team hill climb ride with 2200 feet of climbing. This is 100 feet per mile, which is a LOT.
BQ: I like spinach and spring mix. It depends on what kind of salad I'm having. I'll almost always put spinach in with any salad.
Friday: lift Saturday: rest Sunday skate (22 miles in ungodly heat)
QOTW: I like a hearty spinach or spring mix base. I basically eat that with fruit (watermelon and grilled peaches are my favorite combo), mozzarella or burrata, a protein and balsamic glaze for lunch or dinner all summer long. So simple and so delicious!
sadlebred congrats on your long ride, and that uphill ride sounds brutal. You were a cycling machine this weekend!
Fri: walked 3.8 miles Sat: a bit unconventional and not truly a workout but I helped clean up our gulch and walked through waist tall grass while carrying bags of trash, some quite heavy Sun: also unconventional and not truly workout: scooped mulch and spread it through my yard. I got a couple of miles walking from mulch pile to beds and back and the scooping was intense too.
BQ: I also like spinach and spring mix. I also have a curly green lettuce growing in my yard which is delish. I mix it with spinach I grow as well. Additionally, I really like arugula.
1. Right now we just skate and have fun since we're not really training for anything. Once a week i do sprints and other speedwork to keep my speed up. Today's skate was 1:45, or 12.5 mph avg pace, a bit slower than my normal cruising speed of 13-13.5 mph. I skate with people of varying abilities, so unless I'm going for time, i skate back and forth between packs, visiting and pulling those that could use a pull. I guess you'd call this a party pace.
Friday morning I ran 3 miles with a friend Saturday- attempted a 5k training run and got a mile in before saying eff this and walking to the car. The heat made me feel very sick. Sunday- family reunion- does walking to the ice cream truck count?
Fri - 144 laps (2 mi) swim, lifted 8 exercises x 2, 4.1 mi bike for transportation Sat - ran 4 mi, 1.5 mi family walk Sun - gym bike 7.3 mi, lifted 8 exercises x 2. I also redid the strength test since I’ve had a little more practice with the equipment, and the results were completely different from last week. Now it says I have the overall strength of a 23 year old. That feels better than the 44 year old I got last week, but I’m still not feeling super confident with the accuracy.
I like romaine, spring mix, arugula, baby spinach. This week I’ll be doing some romaine since I’ve got a lot of it growing.
F: Be awake working till 3 AM Friday Morning,skip morning run, get through my day marinating in existential dread, fall asleep by 7. Sat: Recover from Thursday night/Friday. Skip bike. open water swim a bit, but not like, for distance. Just farting around working on Shorti's swim skills and chasing both kids in their tiny kayaks. Sun: Attempt to make up for the shitshow that was thursdaynight/friday am/sat am - Ran 6, Biked 90 minutes, ran another 10 minutes. Sleep very very well.
Salads - Romaine is the go-to week to week. I love spring mix but it's expensive and doesn't hold up as well. I usually premake a whole week of salads mason jar style, and chopped romaine does really well in those. Looking forward to farm share starting this week when I will undoubtedly get a bunch of assorted greens. Last year they had these tiny little heads of lettuce with purple tips that were just the most delicious things ever. something halfway between butter lettuce and typical red-leaf. Ruffly and textured like the red leaf, but really tender and almost a little juicy/velvety like butter lettuce.