As an update though, I've been itching to increase the volume again as I keep watching the numbers on my scale going up and up... It is not helping that I eat chocolate daily either, but it's hard to resist with so much stress around the office. I know, not good, and I am fully aware that I am being part of the problem. Better start doing something to counter attack sooner rather than later. I have been keeping up with my hot yoga classes on Mondays and I feel that I am getting stronger, which is pretty awesome. Finally, Chaturangas seem to be within reach, phew. Definitely not going to stop now, I bought a pass of 10 classes anyway and I will keep on going for as long as I can.
On Sunday it was a glorious day and we beat a 70 year temperature record with almost 18C instead of 8C. So we HAD to go on a bike ride, most likely the last of the season. We did our usual 1h out and back, then followed right away with a minimalist run for 20min. No issues there, had a bit of soreness in the calves, but did not run on Monday and Tuesday and the pain is now gone. Good calves!
On Tuesday we went out for a long walk, it was beautiful with all the fireworks around us for most of my neighborhood was celebrating Diwali. Plus, the weather was still cooperating, even though it had dropped back close to zero. After the walk, I decided to go for a swim as well, I couldn't wait to check out the new Cassie Campbell Community Centre and holy cow, that was one impressive building with 2 ice arenas, an indoor running track, huge gym and beautiful pool. I was impressed to say the least and I can't wait to go back, even though it's at the opposite side of the city. No biggie, the ride was just 15-20 min long, I can do this if I plan properly (my regular pool is closed for repairs until mid January).
So I did a random workout, a bit of this, a bit of that. Started with 100m warmup, then did 1000m pull (I have been using the fins too much and felt that my arms were getting lazy), followed by a 250 breast stroke, then as many speed intervals that I could in the remaining time, 50x8 with decreasing rest time. Total 1750m in about 43min of actual swim time, I had a pretty good night sleep after that.
I have been eager to go back for a run since the weekend, but I expect it not to be until tomorrow. If we go home tonight, I may be able to go to my swim class with the tri club... We shall see... Anyway, I think I am ready to tell my coach to CRANK IT UP. It's all fun and games until someone puts on too much weight and starts feeling lazy. That would be me. I think I need to hire some personal cheerleaders too.