Week 9, Day 1 and 2

So I totally have stunk at working out and posting on here!!! Trying to get back into the groove of things!

Last week I skipped swimming Tuesday evening. It was our first snow and was icy cold outside. A good excuse that night. But with winter approaching not a very valid excuse. The roads weren’t that bad…

I swam Wednesday. I felt lazy so getting in the pool was almost a struggle. But I just did it. I am glad I just did it!!! It was time to focus on swimming 750yards non stop! I did it!! 16:45 was my total time. I did a quick 50yd warm down and that was that.

Thursday I have yet to run or do anything on this day. I considered going to the gym to do something because Liam and I were stuck at home all day. He was sick Wednesday afternoon at school so I chose for us to stay home. I ended up not doing anything though 😦

Friday I swam again. This time 750 yards in 15:15. I think I may have missed a 50 in there. I got a little confused at 350/400 yards and then again at 600/650. But eh either way 15:15 is better than 16:45!

This weekend I didn’t go out. We have had weather in the low 1-5* range up to 35*. A little chilly for a bike ride and too lazy to bundle up.

I am hoping for a no excuses winter of running. All up to me and I’m the only one that can do that!!!

That’s all for week 9!

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Week 8, Day 3

Ok I’m so late on posting!!! But better late than never!! I ran a 5k 11/8.

The weather was great and I pushed Liam. We made it in 32:44! The first 1.7 miles was uphill. 😦 Yeah pushing a stroller up the hill and not having the best uphill legs it sucked. I walked a bit up the hill. But going down was AWESOME!!! The only thing I’m bummer about is the fact that our stroller back wheels get ridiculously shakey if I start going to fast. This is totally awesome when I’m trying to pace myself during a practice run. But during a race it is awful. I love downhills and do great at them!!!! (Remembering back to Ragnar Colorado this past summer- my 10.5 miles down Vail pass was AWESOME!!!! I felt so free. I’ve never felt like that before on a run. I’ve gotten close. But 10.5 downhill was amazing!!!)

Shakey wheels or not I’m happy with my effort and time!!!

Week 7, Day 4

Yesterday was my first ride on my (NEW TO ME!!!) road bike.

The Stats:

18.91 Miles

1:28:36

12.8 avg mph

850 ft elevation

Being on this bike for the first time was difficult. The seat was not quite where I wanted it to be so I didn’t get the full power in my pedal strokes. I couldn’t figure out how to shift gears right away. I could but going down any hill I just coasted because I couldn’t get a high enough gear to pedal down it. Oh and my fingers hurt soo much! They were frozen the first 5 or so miles.

And then that damn snake at the very end…. I hate snakes with a firey heated passion. And it actually isn’t hate. It’s a phobia that is beyond a phobia. If there was a snake between my child and I… I can’t say that I would run towards my child. I would run the opposite direction and hope a nice bystander would help my child… It’s that bad. So needless to say that stupid bleeptiy bleeping DEAD snake on the side of the road had me in tears the last few miles of the ride.

BUT Overall I enjoyed myself. I am happy Mar and her husband were so helpful to help me get my bike ready. Mar also let me borrow a jacket of hers. I now want one just like it!

Dead snakes, sore arms, frozen fingers, short pedal strokes, wonky gear shifting. I loved (almost) every moment of it!

Week 7!!!, Day 1

Tuesday Workout: 27mins 100 w/u, 8X100 10 seconds rest, 2×75 stroke drill, 50 c/d TOTAL: 1100

I felt amazing during this. My stroke still feels a bit weird. 10 seconds was enough time for me to clear my goggles out, put them back on, and push off.

I never really felt out of breath. Not until the the end when I sprint finished. I have been trying to get myself use to the feeling of alt. breathing and building my 100’s. Friday is a repeat of the same workout with an option to change the end if needed.

Next week, (I think!), is 800 yds no break. EEEK! The plan has called for doing a total of 500 so instead of 8×100 it should be 5×100 but each week I either did 750(50’s and 75’s) or 800(100’s). So I am going to swim the 800 next week instead of the 500. I might as well! It is definitely going to push me past my current limits. But that is what I need to do to get better. 800 yards is only about 38% of 1.2 miles!