Just a very quick sum-up of what I got up to this week… race recap will come as soon as I have some energy back because I am still wiped out! This week saw 6 hours of exercise including: – two 15 min yoga sessions – one in the morning before work, and the second on Sunday evening to stretch out some tired post-race muscles – one spin bike session – Only 25 minutes, with a nice warm-up and then some short, fast efforts in the middle. – one 20 min run – in the heat of the day, running slow but with 5 x 30 second pick-ups in the middle portion. An attempt to get some practice at running in 30 degree heat! – one pool swim – involving 4 x 25m sprints (22.1s, 23.7s, 22.6s, 23.6s) and a 400m swim that I didn’t manage to record the time for. – one warm-up cycle down to the triathlon…. – ONE TRIATHLON! More on that later. Lets just say it was the biking in the heat that I really needed to practice. Other than that I basically spent most of the week working really hard, getting home, eating dinner and going straight to bed. By Thursday I had no food in the house and didn’t finish work until 10.30pm when all the supermarkets were shut. So I stopped off at a little restaurant just round the corner from my flat and had a huge plate of manchego cheese with my first glass of wine all week. Awesome. I also bought myself an iPhone 6 as a “you got the job!” treat and so have been taking hundreds of photos with its beautiful camera. No longer do I need to instagram EVERYTHING. Mum and I had a little wander around Madrid on Friday evening, getting the metro into Casa de Campo for the packet pick-up (very smooth and easy) and then walking back towards the river, up to the palace and through the centre of town to Chueca for dinner. Saturday was triathlon day so we spent the morning eating a huge breakfast and reading back in the air-conditioned flat. Post triathlon we went out for cocktails and dinner – not sitting down to eat dinner until after 11.30pm!! Needless to say we were exhausted this morning so we had the most ginormous breakfast imaginable including a lemon meringue tart at about 11.30am before wandering around Madrid a bit more, ending up at the roof terrace of Bellas des Artes where we lay in the sun with a diet coke and admired the view. It was stunning. But now it’s 9.45pm and my eyes are closing …. this girl needs to sleep for about a week but sadly has a very busy work week ahead 😦
Triathlon training – race week!