Friday: Off Saturday: 26.5 mile gravel bike ride. I won my division!
Sunday: 36 mile very hilly charity ride
BQ: I don't really have any heros or those that I get major inspiration from as it comes from within for me. I do think that a cyclocross bike racing athlete named Katie Compon has done amazing things during her career despite health challenges from winning the World Cup Overall to 2nd place and other podium spots at the World Championships. She's over 40 now, and this will be her last year racing. (CX season is Sept. - Feb. of the following year so Sept. 2021 to Feb. 2022.)
Friday-sunrise sprints on my skates. 5.1 miles in 20:49, an average pace of 14.7 mph.
Saturday- a bodyweight Tabata style workout followed by a walk. Have been doing all BW workouts to give my body a break from heavy lifting, and they are kicking my ass! So different from barbell training.
Sunday-22 mile skate in ridiculous heat on 3.5 hours of sleep. It was ROUGH.
BQ- Just sticking with pro skaters, I'd say (active) Joey Mantia, Britney Bowe,Antoinette DeJong, Maamey Biles, Erin Jackson, (retired) Dan Jansen, Apollo Ohno, and Chad Hedrick, all for different reasons.
It is also my incredible good fortune to compete with, train with, and be coached by some amazing skaters who, although not pros, have inspired and bettered me in countless ways.
Friday- 4 mile walk with a friend. Saturday- 2 mile walk on my own Sunday- Attempted to train on hills for an upcoming race, and I appropriately got myself ready/hydrated etc. I brought fuel and hydration with me... after 1.3 miles I thought I was going to be sick. UGH. I was so overheated and nauseous. I started walking home, but passed a park with lots of shade and an empty bench. I parked my bum there for about 15 minutes to recover before walking the rest of the way home.
BQ- Being from Boston, I am always in awe of Dick Hoyt. It was so sad when he passed away.
Fri - swam 1/2 mi (hamstring bothering me) & lifted on 8 machines, twice each Sat - did two hikes in Shenandoah National Park (a little over 4 mi total), walked probably another mile last night. None of that helped the hamstring. Oh well. Sun - kayaked about 12 miles(?) down river. Long day, but a good one.
Lots of athletes impress me. I kind of put Olympians and astronauts in the same category of kickass, amazing, awe inspiring, disciplined people that I fangirl over, haha. To name an Olympian who is somewhat local (not that I have any connection to her), I’ll say Katie Ledecky, she seems awesome. I have a distant relative who may be an Olympic contender in the 2026 winter games cycle (I think next year is too soon) and a friend with a kid doing the work now and looking hard at the summer games in three or potentially seven years. I’ll be so thrilled if either of them make it.
Fri: 20 min run + strength Sat: 60 min Peloton cycle Sun: 18 mile outdoor bike + Pickleball with the fam
BQ: None really come to mind. I'm inspired by regular folks making time for fitness and doing things they love. With the Olympics coming up I am always in awe of all the athletes and enjoy hearing their stores.
F - ran 5 Sa - morning weather was iffy so no OWS, spent all day outside at a party so no bike either. womp womp. Fun exhausting day though. Su - beautiful sweaty muggy slow and delightful 8 mile run with coffee and a cro-gel after.
I don't have any pros I super duper follow or like....feel strongly about. I do love watching the olympians go. But I have lots of IRL inspirations - There are a couple of ultrarunners in my local running group who I fangirl over a little (which is funny when we've also run together regularly) because they're just such badasses, and can crank out crazy fast milage when they want to - but I get to run my regular runs with them now and then and it's just such a good reminder that even superstars have normal slow 5 mile runs. it's not ALL crazy hardness.
I'll call out DrCupcake and emilyj as my very patient tri mentors from back when this board was hopping and I was just trying this stuff for the first time. I was just talking to my TriBestie over the weekend about how it's fun to meet people who want to get into the sport and walk them through the basics, and how HUGELY grateful we are to people who were willing to do the same for us 5 years ago.
And then there's like...everybody body else here?! You're all awesome. I miss when this board was busier but I still love hearing about everybody's accomplishments and adventures. Constant inspiration.
Post by doctoranda on Jun 29, 2021 19:27:46 GMT -5
Fri. 5 mi hike Sat. 3 mi walk Sun. nothing
Really trying to get back into being more active but I need to be better at getting out to run & bike again. I hike twice week between 5 and 10 mi. and I walk around 3 miles twice a week but that is it