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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

WOW! that was a tough workout!

Yep, I think that might be one of the first times I have used those words since I started my training!? TOUGH!  Ah, suck it up butter cup!  And that is what I did.  Today was a 'turbo' workout on the bike and involved some good variety of high heart rate drills. I have 6 x 5 minutes big gear grinds some of them above 90 cadence.  It felt great, I was busting my hump to get to the end of some of them, but it was good. My legs at some point were screaming to stop, that is my key to push a little harder. So I did!  At the end it was the hardest trainer workout I have done.  I don't know if it is related to 8 hours on a trainer on the weekend?  All I can do is control the outcome today, so I pushed and got through it.
My workouts might also be getting a little tougher as  have not had a rest day since last Tuesday which was the travel day coming home and the day after the marathon.  Otherwise I have been going since April 17 without a break, and I have to keep going until this Friday for my rest day.  I am not complaining, just realizing why I might have a little burn on during a workout.
Following my bike grind today was a visit to the run club to do my weekly outing.  It is a beautiful sunny day, but damn it is cold out.  Running into the north it felt like a winter/fall night.  I luckily wore some gloves to fight it off, but could still feel it.  It was a great run though~!  Had a couple of new people out again, and we did a 6 1/2k loop!  They all felt great and I was right along with them.  Each week the club gets a little better and we keep getting stronger in numbers and in running strength.  It is a lot of fun leading/helping out and getting people motivated to be out doing something good for themsleves!
On a more entertaining front today, I was at my first photo shoot in my life!  No my wedding doesn't count, because I did not hire a photographer because I don't like getting my photo taken!  We did end up with hundreds of awesome photos thanks to all of our friends.  My photo shoot today was for my Lululemon Ambassador shot.   It was truly a fun day to be a part of.  I had some great running clothes, a great support team with me, my dog who also smiles for the camera.  We were down on a trail by the lake that I run at a lot, it al made for a perfect event.  In my most 'relaxed' manner possible the photographer took all sorts of shots to choose from.  I am looking forward to the final product to see what it is like.  I hope he feels free to retouch as necessary!!  As a person who is not a camera guy, I did find it to be a lot of fun!  I will post some photos as I am able to get them!
Overall an great day, hope you had a ton of fun and remembered to smile along the way!  Cheers!

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