Hey @tridotsystem two out of three ain't bad, right? This was assessment week for me. Started off on Tuesday with my FTP test. Raised my threshold by 7 watts! (Gains are gains.) Followed that with my 5K test on Thursday and achieved my fastest 5K time since turning 40 and ran almost 1 min faster than my last 5K test. Swim assessment today was ok. While my 400 yard swim was slower than the last, I averaged under 2 min/ 100 yards in my 200 yard swim! I am so excited with the progress and I have only been with TriDot since November! #iamtridot
Another week of crazy business travel. Flew back home this morning and am completely exhausted. Spending time on the trainer to finish out my evening. I had hoped to swim today too, but my need for rest won out. Tomorrow is a new day and hopefully I can resume a somewhat regular schedule. Thankful to @tridotsystem and @teamkreitz for training I can adapt to my crazy life. Getting it done the best that I can.
3 2262 days ago
Looking for answers (or more like forgiveness and kindness) during long run today...guess I better head to the fridge, maybe there are answers in there?! 🍔 🍟 🍺
After shoveling some snow and a break...I improved my 20 min FTP test on my bike indoors today by 12 watts! Also, my Average Heart Rate went up from 172 to 176. Training with @tridotsystem is effective and produces results! #iamtridot#tridotambassador#tridot
This is my pool victory dance today. It was a victory because I made it to the pool when 90% of local residents are staying home and schools are closed due to the snow. I got in my full hour and was kicked out of the pool by the lifeguards during my cool down drills. AND I scored better in my swim than I have in a long time a.k.a great execution of pacing.😁 #iamtridot#tridotambassador
I woke up with a raging headache today. Lasted most of the day even after taking ibuprofen and drinking Gatorade. Missed my early morning run with @trimomlinda and @julsey_tris so I felt super bummed. Got out of bed, made breakfast then headed to church. It was an amazing sermon about carrying burdens and having faith that God will see you through the trials. I’m all too familiar with that story. Lots of trials here lately in life so I had every reason to skip out of my @tridotsystem TT run today. Just wasn’t in the right frame of mind to workout. Hemmed and hawed until @teamkreitz and @trigirlyoli called me out and yelled at me to get out and run. Sometimes it takes a bit of tough love to make you get crackin’ McCrackin. So I tried to dress warm and cute. Wore my @stjude marathon tech tee along with my SWEET @injinji socks. Loaded my workout into my @garmin and off I went. I pushed hard. I’m talking heavy grunting and breathing hard. I’m talking dropping eff bombs with every other step cuz my body was hurting and I was sucking wind. Then when it was all said and done, I gagged twice and almost peed my pants. I’m not EVEN gonna lie. It took all of me to not cuz the gag was intense. I’m sure people driving by thought I was throwing up all over the place. Came home, showered and tried to eat. I flunked. Worse: I was SLOWER than my last TT! Well, you can’t win em all, right? Back to the drawing board.
One thing for sure, holding Z2 and training at T pace on a flat course will do me no good if I never race on a flat course. Today's challenge called for 30 min at Z2 followed by 2 x 10 min (5 min) at T and then Z2. So on this chilly day, I searched for rolling hills. #iamtridot
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Went for my first ever snowshoe run today after an indoor bike ride at home. The roads were covered in snow and the YMCA was closed. Not typical Seattle snowfall. Got it done!
Didn’t want Beatrice Rose to be lonely so I moved her into the family room. ❤️ As more and more individuals start their triathlon training seasons, we are ditching the indoor trainers and taking to the roads to get road training done. Please be aware of your surroundings when you’re driving. Put those distractions away. If you have sun in your eyes, which seems to be common here lately in regards to auto and cycling collisions, slow down! If you can’t see, you won’t be able to see a cow, car, or cyclist in the road.
Thanks ahead of time and now take some time and admire my bike and follow @bikelaw and @bikelawtx 🚴🏽♀️💛🖤💚 #bngendurance#bikelaw#bikelawtx#triathlontraining#trilife#swimbikerun#cycling#dreamchaser#goaldigger#trusttheprocess#tridot#iamtridot