I just finished my first week of workouts under the guidance from my new coach and I feel great. Great mentally but sore physically. My week was fairly easy but saturday was a really grueling day but that was mostly my fault. I was scheduled for a 45 minute swim followed by a weight lifting session which was an hour. That wouldn't have been a big deal but before I started my workout I played football for two and a half hours. By the time I started lifting weights I was exhausted! But it was a good feeling and I was able to complete my workout although I'm still sore. Sunday was an easier day since all I had was a bike workout. After that I took my daughter to the y for some quality one on one time playing together n the pool. She quickly tired me out and I sat in the hot tub while she swam a few laps. She was a little disappointed that I didn't also take her running. That's awesome. Not many 10 year olds get upset that they didn't get in a running workout! She really knows how to tug at my heart strings! I'm going to have to start running with her on a regular basis. She is pretty fast. She has a 7:20 pr for a mile. I wasnt that fast at her age. When she grows up I don't think I will be able to keep up with her!
Today is my rest day and its also the day I get to treat myself. I normally drink lots of pop but I committed to not drink any on workout days when I'm training for the ironman. I made a deal with myself that if I don't miss any workouts during the week then I can drink a pop on my day off. I'm currently nursing an ice cold bottle of mountain dew and I'm a little surprised that I'm not as excited to drink it as I thought I would be. Hmm. Maybe I will end up quitting completely. I guess there are worse things.
I'm excited for this week! I looked over my schedule and I have 7 hours and 15 minutes of workouts planned. Other than the weight sessions it should be pretty easy. I will post my week totals next monday.