Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Tuesday at the track


That is the sound of my training peaks email that arrives every morning promptly at 12:01 am from Jen detailing my workout for the next day.

The ding this morning was a track workout. 800 repeats. Descending. 6 of 'em. Last 2 max effort. Ooof. Painful, especially since I know I have to wait until after dinner to go to the track. (I like to get my workouts, especially hard ones, done early in the day.) I was not looking forward to this by myself. Good thing I didn't have to....

I can't thank Michelle (and Eddie) enough for meeting me there.

Seriously, she's awesome. Couldn't ask for a more "up for anything" training partner.

800 track repeats? "Sure...what time?"

Swim 3100 meters at 5:10am? "See you there!"

She's training for IM Wisconsin in September, in love with zone 2 (can go ALL DAY in zone 2), but is happy to get nauseous, see stars and leave zone 2 far behind in the pool, on the bike and track with me. Thanks, Michelle!

Eddie (aka "Drago", the commenter always giving me sh^% on here), photographer extraordinare, Michelle's husband, and all around smartass came to marvel at our blazing speed (and run, too).

Michelle and I were modeling for Eddie. He was really impressed. He didn't say anything, but I could tell in his eyes. He knows good models since he's a real photographer. ;)

Off to bed now. I am exhausted from a day of Monkey Joe's with E's school buddies (and mine, too -- the other mom's from E's school are awesome and so much fun to hang out with. I feel like I hit the jackpot with her class moms.) and Alice's new skill. Constant talking. Or more accurately. Constant yelling. All day long....NANANANANANANANANA. Full volume. In my ear. Very cute, but loud.


Mama Simmons said...

I'm with ya on the value of a good training partner!! So key!

JP said...

Sounds like a good one!!!

Angela and David Kidd said...

I want a good training partner. I'm jealous.

You guys are having way too much fun at the track.

Michelle H. said...

Aww Kate - YOU are such an awesome training partner too....making me get out of my comfort zone is no easy task!! And seriously making IM training... actually.. kind of 'fun!'