Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Back in the Weather...

After my unusually long "recovery week"... getting back on schedule has been welcome relief! It's funny how after a while your body just CRAVES the activity... which is reinforced by your mind which is screaming at you... you know... things like, "I hate you! Why aren't you moving?" OR, my personal favorite, "Rest is a crutch. So is sleep and food. You suck. And you're a pansy. AND you're ugly." So after today... the voices in my head are significantly more quiet.

  • Warm-up: 400 swim, 300 kick, 300 pull
  • Main Set:
    • 3 X (4 X 50s descend on the 1 min) 1 min between sets
    • 5 X 200 Smooth and Steady
  • Cool-down: 100 swim, 100 kick, 200 pull
  • Total Yds: 3,000
  • Total Time: 1 hr
Good swim. Splits on the descending 50s were consistent for all 3 sets coming in at: 40 sec, 35 sec, 32 sec, 29 sec. Fairly happy with that... although... I'm still learning about pacing. I forgot to mention that I "injured" myself while I was in FL. Yeah... I slept on my shoulder wrong! Bah ha HA! Sleep is dangerous! Anyway... today was the first day that it felt semi-normal. Feels MUCH better now though!

  • 52 min
  • 5.8 miles
  • 8:57/mile average
  • Avg HR: 151
Blah. Eh. This was a pretty rolly run so I found it hard to keep my HR down without bringing it to a crawl. SO... it is what it is. Weather was pretty nice... around 48 degrees with a little drizzle. Actually ran in shorts and was without gloves... and you know me... I'm no fan of being cold. Good times! It was kind of a shocker being out in the weather after the sunny stuff in Florida!

Uhhhhh... little bike-action tomorrow. OH! There's also a 4 mile fun run coming up this weekend... gonna hit that with my buddy Scott. Ought to be fun. I'm thinkin I'll wear compression socks and a cape... maybe a mask.



CERTAINTLY NOT coach matt "mama's boy" lieto said...

waaaaay too high HR average, Mister! Fat kids in band camp do a better job of keeping thier HR lower than you! Don't make me scold you again....

Anonymous said...

Did you REALLY suffer a shoulder injury while sleeping???? I find
this VERY hard to believe. That being said..I saw your friends...maybe they put in the "father nelson" and you just don't remember. Hmmm......

Tri-Dummy said...

You wear that garb...you must post photos.