Well, I am well and truly recovered from my illness, and then some.
Last week was a clean sweep, with early starts every day (including a 5:45 wake up on Saturday, and a 7am stroll through Ponsonby on Sunday), and 11 hours 30 of training (plus 45 minutes of yoga).
I managed to fit this into a week in which the work, and the non-work work stuff, started ramping up, and into a weekend jam-packed with sister and FBIL fun. Somehow, everything managed to fit together, and fall into place. A relaxing weekend the previous weekend and lots of planning helped!
I feel amazing.
Here's what the week looked like:
3200 technique swim, including 12 x 50 "eggbeater" sprints. Ow!
5k run after work
(bircher for breakfast, leftover blackbean quinoa salad for lunch, and white bean and sausage stew for dinner)
A muggy 55 minute pre-work run
(porridge for breakfast, carrot salad wrap for lunch, leftover stew for dinner)
3400m swim, including a "1200m" time trial that wasn't so awesome (1250 in 21:59)
(muesli and yoghurt for breakfast, catered lunch at work, more leftover stew for dinner- lucky I like it!)
60 minute strength workout- outside, to practice standing on the way up College Hill
(porridge for breakfast, sushi [my lunch treat for the week] for lunch, and a rather pathetic grilled cheese tortilla for dinner)
(no comment on the food side of things!)
Up at 5:45 for a 1:30 run with Phil around Herne Bay
(we went to Circus Circus for breakfast, had chicken rolls picnic style for lunch and Mexicali Fresh for dinner- YU-U-UM!)
Four hour ride through Papakura, Clevedon, Kawakawa Bay- a real toughie, with wind, rain and hills galore.
(french toast with berries, bananas, pears and yoghurt for breakfast, a PB bagel on the bike for "lunch" and a big eff-off plate of delicious mac'n'cheese for dinner)