Just enjoyed a crazy traveling, training and fun week! Hit the city of Saskatoon for a great farm forum sponsored by FCC with 3 amazing motivational speakers. I really enjoyed Adam Kreek, a Canadian Gold Olympic Medal winner for rowing. He had some great pointers in keeping your mental focus in difficult and painful situations. He referenced his rowing training and it certainly rings a bell in this triathlon training gal's life.
Had some fun with our son in Saskatoon. Haven't seen him since Christmas so it was good to get a visit in. He was studying for a couple midterms and we needed to get a long run in on Friday so we got out of his hair and found Goodlife Fitness. Loved the cheap price to get in (1st visit free). The locker rooms were awesome and the number of machines and equipment there was amazing. It's crazy really how the littlest things can wow a small town girl. My only complaint is that is was too warm temperature wise. I guess I am used to running in my basement where it is a bit cooler. We did pack stuff along to run outside but the wimpy-ness in us sent us to the gym. It was pretty cold and had just snowed quite a bit overnight so I knew it wouldn't be a picnic. Hard to believe it was only a couple years ago, all of our running was done outside.
So, the long run of the week got cut short. I have been having trouble with hormonal imbalances of some kind and I just could feel within a mile that it was not going down pretty. I gave it a few more miles to wait it out and after about 3 times of getting off and getting my head between my knees, hubby told me to hit the shower. It wasn't going to get better. Got 6 miles in but was sure shooting for more.
I had set up a swimming session with a local tri coach to get some tips about our swim inefficiency. Got a few great tips and need some time in the pool now to work on it.
Tues: 5.65 mile run, noon swim 1050 m
Wed: 16.37 mile ride
Thurs: Swim coaching 1500 m
Fri: 6 mile run
Sat: 30 mile ride
Sun: 45 mile ride
Just a random note: I have never gone to a chiropractor before. I heard great things about a new chiropractor so thought I would check her out and ask a few questions. I have been having trouble with my hip and running was making it worse and I wanted to find a way to fix it up. I didn't care to have any adjustments (am I the only one that thinks that is a scary word?) but wanted her opinion on my sore right knee and hip that just seems to come and go periodically (which is currently on it's "come" cycle). She informed me that I have a pelvis that is out of position. The right side wants to rotate ahead and the left side rotates back. So, despite my fear, I tried the "adjustment." I was very tender that night but I have been to see 2 more times with small fixes and the hip is feeling 100% better. I have stretching and strengthening exercises to do but I love the feeling of being aligned.
Wishing you a great week and happy sweating!