Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Busy, Busy!

Busy day today! First off I had a swim on the schedule. I opted to head out very early to swim at the Y downtown instead of the one closer to my house. This way I avoided the traffic, and the downtown Y has a lot more lanes set up for swimming so I definitely prefer it. Today’s workout was an interesting one, called a base determiner swim. First I swam 1000m, 800m of which was all with paddles and a pull buoy that gave my shoulders a workout. After that it was on to the test portion of the swim – 10 x 100m. I had to time each 100m interval and average the time. I’ll be using that average time for intervals on future workouts. 

Do you ever look at your workout schedule and go, “wow, I wonder how I’m going to fit everything in??” That was kind of me when I looked at this coming week. Not only was there a swim for today, but I also had a 1.5-2 hour ride today. And tomorrow is a 2 hour long run. Huh?? Well, I figured out a good way to fit these in this week. I also needed to get my car serviced… This evening I drove down to drop my car off at the dealership and packed my bike along for the ride. i thought the ride home would be 1.5 hours…but I was a little off!! Riding through downtown was a bit of a slow go as I hit just about every light possible. Once I got on the pathway out of downtown things picked up. I hunkered down, spun, and got a move one! Pretty soon it was off the pathway and on to residential streets for the uphill portion home. I spun my tired legs up the hills and I couldn’t believe how good I felt! Imagine my surprise when I got home in 1:06. I guess I was a little off on my estimate!! 

Alright, it was an early morning today, and it will be another early one tomorrow. Have a great night all!!

7 comments:

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

Amazing, as usual. I have a tri-crazy buddy in Montreal (real life, not bloggy buddy) - I'm going to recommend you guys on facebook as soon as I work out how to do it!

She's as tri-mad as you! You must meet! We're dreaming about PEI marathon next year...

TNTcoach Ken said...

....and you still have time to post to your blog. It's amazing!

Wes said...

Those hour plus long workouts during the week are HARD to fit in, especially two-fers!!!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

great job fitting it all in!! I tend to look at my recorded workouts and say, wow, i really did that?! :D

Marlene said...

You triathletes and your crazy schedules! :) Seriously, I am impressed as always.

lindsay said...

i don't know about my own training schedule... but i look at yours and wonder how in the heck does she fit it all in?!? amazing :)

Judi said...

i do freak out when i see the schedule. it's rough, but we do it cuz we love it.