Since last weeks 70.3 in Charleston, this week was a much more laid back recovery week. Nothing too long…nothing too strenuous. A couple things happened while we were a way for the long weekend.
- The Outdoor Pool Opened…Whoohoo!!! I love swimming outside. It just feels different. The water is nice and cool. The lanes seems wider. The water seems clearer and fresh. Friday’s workout was just a simple 600 TT. So 10:37 later a I was done.
- Some things are water proof and some are not.
I’ll admit that I can be pretty rough on a watch. Though I was surprised that my cheapo Timex watch seems to be taking on water. I’ve only had this one for 6 months. Every single Timex that I have had in the past has lasted for years. Not sure what changed with this one. Anyway, it got to the point where I was not able to see my swim times, so replacement was needed.
On a side note, I learned that the Garmin ANT+ device appears to be machine wash proof. I lost this for a couple days, and finally found it in the bottom of the washing machine. So I hit it with the hair dryer, and then let it sit for 2 days just to make sure(No need to damage the USB port on my PC). Still works great!
Saturdays workout called for a 1:30 Bike and a 10 min run. At the last min, I received an email about a Pet Adpotion charity ride about 1 hour away in Sanford, NC. They had a 30 miler and a 60 miler, so this would be perfect. Throw in a T-Shirt with a dog flying on the handle bars!!
Afterwards, they had puppies for adoption and a really cool place to drop a canoe if one were so inclined. We already have 3 cats, so we didn’t bring home any more pets.
Sunday’s workout was another 1:20 on the bike. This was just a quick tempo ride on the trainer. Really makes the time fly by when I do these type tempo rides with time intervals to keep track of.
Later in the afternoon, it was off to pick strawberries. They’re always ready around Mother’s Day. This was a U-Pick-EM kind of place, so we grabbed 2 pint baskets and got busy. Ok so we ate about a 1/2 pint, then we picked 2 pints.
Have a great week everyone!