28 June 2006

Have I mentioned recently....

How much I totally rock!!!

I think I have finally hit on a training schedule I can live with. I am totally looking forward to my workouts and I'm able to push myself each time. So things are good.

This morning it was swimming. I had no real plan so I decided, since I'm 3 1/2 weeks out from Tinman, let's see how fast I can swim 800m. Started with 200m warm up, breast stroke and side stroke: 5:08. Then I started my 800. I began strong but not too fast, I tried to find a pace I could hold the entire time. I got to about 725m and was feeling really good so I kicked it up a notch. I was pretending I was nearing the end of the swim and was racing to shore. So, the time??? Drum roll please: 20:24. Two things here. First, my goal for Tinman is a 20 minute swim, so that's looking really possible. Second, I may have done 850m in that time. Someone swam through my lane right in front of me and I may have screwed up the lap count. I'm hoping that was 850 but I'm going to assume it was 800. 50m side stroke cool down and then it was off on the run.

My legs felt strong when I started and I was a little surprised. I have a feeling my strength training is finally starting to pay off. As usual I ran for time, 30 minutes, and did the same route through the marsh. Today however, I ran further than usual. I'm guessing (since there are no mileage markers) that I did close to 3 miles in my 32 minutes. Again, I just tried to find a comfortable pace and keep it up. Yeah!!!

I have a 10k on the 4th of July. I realized while I was running that I haven't run 6 miles in about 3 weeks due to calf problems, time of month, etc. I'm still trying to figure out how to fit this in. I think I'll swim/run Friday, bike Saturday, run Sunday, swim/rest Monday, and bike/run Tuesday. Since this is a race I'll probably then take off until Friday from running. I think that's what I'll do. I do need to ride the Tinman bike course; maybe I'll do a swim and ride next Sunday. Oh, I don't know, I'll have to sit down and work it out.

Well, that's it. A good start to a great day.

1 comment:

Dr. Iron TriFeist :) said...

Fantastic!!!! Don't you just LOVE times like this. When training and life gel like this, it's a little piece of heaven.

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