Archive for January, 2009

3 days in a row

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

The end of the work week has been great.  Got out of bed, somewhat late,  but with A waking up between 2 and 5 am every day, just getting up early enough to workout was a victory.

Wed, got in a good swim at the Y.  The legs were recovering from B-ball the night before, so I skipped the running.  Did 3 x 250m free and 3 x 100m breast, breaking 1km for the first time in a long time.

Thurs, up a little earlier, so pushed in a 3.9 mile run, followed by 2 x 300m free and 2x 100 m breast.  Felt great.

This am slept in a little, but still put in 3 x 250m free and 3 x 100m breast.  Feel great and looking forward to 10 miles or so tomorrow morning.  Going to try to hold back on the speed and focus on the mileage and finishing an even paced run.


Friday, January 16th, 2009

Been to the Y before work twice this week.  Same last week.  First 3 involved running and stretching only.  Today I hit the pool.  After yesterday’s 0 degree windchill run, I really wasn’t in the mood for a near single digit temp run, even though there was very little wind.  Almost slept in, hit the snooze button once and reset the alarm, but that inside voice urged me to get up.

And I’m glad that I did.  The swim went well.  The water temp was a little cold for first thing in the morning, but I think it kept me cool for the warm up and helped the whole swim.  Thing felt great from first stroke to the last.  Finished with 3 x 200 free and 3x 100 breast.  Was thinking I really need to get some sort of swimming routine.  Wish the Y had a class to take as I have no clue what I’m doing, and I just end up adding time and laps to the workout.  Guess I also need to decide if I want to be swimming toward some goal, i.e. find a summer tri (longer than sprint, shorter than half IM) in the area.

On another note, I am registered for the Austin 1/2 yet again.  Something about the city and the run keep bringing me back.  So tomorrow and Sunday are looking good for longer runs.