The thing about traveling for business while you're training is that you have to remember all of your training crap! Well... I got into Bend fairly late and realized that I had forgotten my swim stuff! Of course I had a swim scheduled first thing in the morning! No problem right... I'll just stop at a sporting goods store and pick up a suit! Wrong answer. I stopped at no less than 4, count 'em, 4 stores with NO luck at ALL! I was FUMING! Finally I headed clear over to the other side of town to REI and picked up a saucy little number. By this time it was 8:30 pm or so and I was FAMISHED! Sorry... that was pointless huh?
ANYWAY, up bright and early and headed over to the Juniper Swim and Fitness... which is a totally SWWWWEET public facility to get in my swim! Normally it's a 50m pool divided in half to create more lanes... but on Tuesday it was all 50m heaven! YES! Of course, being the mathematician that I am NOT, it took me the entire warm-up to adjust my mind to the length and not screw up the count! Anyway... here's what I did:
- 1000 warm-up
- 4 X (4 X 50s on the 1 minute decending) 1 min between sets
- 5 X 200 smooth n steady (1 min rest between sets)
- 400 cool-down
- Total meters: 3200
OK... so here's the good part! I head out of town around 2:00 pm after taking care of biznez and it is just gorJESUS outside! We're talkin about 56 degrees and beautifully sunny! I get to drive through some of the beautiful high desert on my way home and I still have a run to do... so why not pull over somewhere and get in some high altitude training in the snow??? YEAH! So I find a spot, pull over, change, and get to it! Here's what I did:
- Distance: Who cares?
- HR: It was high!
- Cadence: Didn't count.
- Altitude Gained: a LOT!
- Zone: The Fun Zone.
- Total Time: Long enough to feel it.