Coach Matt sent me my training schedule for the first week keeping in mind that I've been pretty sick. He kept it light and wants to see how I do with it. So far so good... yesterday was just an easy spin on the trainer... but he insisted that I bring the trainer out of the cave in the garage and into the house for the sake of warmth! I'm all for that... I set it up in front of the boob-tube and watched, "Running On the Sun". Its a documentary about the Badwater ultra marathon. Essentially its a 135 mile race that extends over barren desert, across three mtn. ranges and through temperatures upwards of 130 degrees! Yeah... not something I'm remotely interested in doing. I think... like my homey Blink... that I'd me more inclined to do an ultra ironman than the straight running thing.
Anywho... here's what I did today:
- Warm-up: 300 swim, 200 kick, 300 pull
- Main Set: 2000 yds (including 300 kick and 500 pull)
- Cool-down: 100 swim
- Total Yards: 2900
- Distance: 3.75 miles
- Pace: 8 min/mile
- Total time: 30 min
- Avg HR 152
Overall it feels really really REALLY good to have a plan and be working toward a goal. I don't do very well mentally when there isn't something hanging in front of me that I'm working toward. Good stuff...