Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Timex Time

As I mentioned yesterday, my workouts are totally up to me this week. I wanted to get out for a nice and easy run over lunch today. As I was driving into work I realized that I packed everything except for my Garmin and HRM strap. Truthfully, I'm pretty tied to that gadget, but I figured that this would be the perfect time to run without it. It was somewhat cool, but nice and sunny out, so it was a great day to be on the pathways for a run. My shins were a bit sore on the run so I took some walk breaks and wound up running for just over 30 minutes.

The weather tomorrow is looking somewhat half decent so I'd really like to try and ride into work tomorrow. The only thing is I have swimming on Thursday mornings! I figured I'd take my chances at my local Y for a late night swim. I got in the water just before 9 pm and had an hour. I actually really liked the swim workout from Tuesday. It was a 2500m workout that I had to cut 300m short. I thought I would see if I could get it all done tonight. It was pretty quiet at the pool and even though I was sharing a lane we all kept out of each other's way and I got into a really great groove. I wound up being the last one in the water. I was 100m short and they were taking the lane dividers down so I figured it was time to call it a night. So there we go...2200m on Tuesday, 2400m today!

***In hockey pool news, I won round one!!! We shall see how things shake out in round two.
***And...I'm sorry if I am behind on commenting on your blog! I've got 211 unread posts in my Google Reader!

8 comments:

Run Sarah said...

Wow, awesome long swims! I used to swim competitive and could easily swim 2000-2500m but now I find I lose focus and tire so easily! At least with running, I have music. What helps you get through them?

Melanie Tait (Mel Tries to Run) said...

Your long swims are becoming the stuff of legend in my mind :)!

Melanie said...

congrats on the hockey pool so far! :) awesome job on the workoutsl :)

lindsay said...

wow! impressive swim! :) some days you just need to 'unplug' on a run. i'm pretty addicted to my data too, but occasionally i'll just run 'bare' without my watch/hrm/nike+

Marlene said...

It's kind of nice running watch-free now and then... I just wish I had the willpower to do it more often.

Nice swims!

RoadBunner said...

I'm glad you're finally getting back to cycling outside! I like the trainer b/c there aren't any cars, but I understand the difference between a treadmill and the great outdoors!

p.s. I signed up for the San Francisco Marathon. Any chance you'd come down for that :) ?

Wes said...

LOL... With so many bloggy buds, its easy to get behind!

Keith said...

Want to ride Road to Nepal with us on Saturday? Us being me, Julie, Darryl, and Lori D. email me keith at nucleus dot com if so.