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Triathlon Training: Week 2

Somehow, I managed to not run at all this week. Not so good. It’s hard for me to get up and work out before work two morning in a row, so if I swim in the mornings, the next day I can take a cycling class and strength train in the evenings. I have good intentions to run in the evenings on the days I swim, but I’ve been reading so much, that I don’t want to put my books down and get out of the house. We’ll see if I can remedy that next week.

Monday, June 9, 2008

  • Workout Type. Lap swim
  • Route. YMCA indoor pool
  • Feeling. πŸ™‚
  • Time. 40 minutes
  • Distance. 1000 yards (20 laps)
  • Pace per mile. N/A
  • Additional notes. Good workout today. Started with an easy warm up of six breast/side stroke laps. Main workout included two sets of 1 free, 1 breast, and 1 side laps + two sets of 2 free, 1 breast, 1 side. Cooled down with a lap of back stroke. Met benchmark no. 4: 2 free laps nonstop. No creepy weird guys this morning.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Third wedding anniversary. I wanted to get up early and go to cycling class, but getting up before work to work out two days in a row is proving difficult, if not impossible. Told myself I would run after I got home from dinner, but we put in a movie and sat on the couch. No workout today.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

  • Workout Type. Lap swim
  • Route. YMCA indoor pool
  • Feeling. 😐
  • Time. 40 minutes
  • Distance. 1000 yards (20 laps)
  • Pace per mile. N/A
  • Additional notes. I so did not want to get out of bed this morning, and my workout wasn’t great. What was "easy" on Monday was really difficult today. When I free stroke, I find myself focusing on too much at once: flutter kicking, arm rotation, head position, and of course, breathing. There’s so much I feel is wrong with my technique that I don’t know how to focus on just one thing. Strength trained at home in the evening.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

  • Workout Type. Cycling class
  • Route. YMCA
  • Feeling. πŸ™‚
  • Time. 42 minutes
  • Distance. 9.2 miles
  • Pace per mile. 4:30ish
  • Additional notes . Strength trained before class and ran two laps after class. Had to focus quite a bit to push through the hard portions, but I love seeing how hard I can push myself!

Friday, June 13, 2008

  • Workout Type. Lap swimming
  • Route. YMCA indoor pool
  • Feeling. πŸ™‚
  • Time. 35 minutes
  • Distance. 900 yards (18 laps)
  • Pace per mile. N/A
  • Additional notes. Checked benchmark #5 (1 breast/side lap + 2 free laps). I wanted so badly to swim longer, but there was lightning in the area, and apparently, you still have to get out of the pool even if it’s indoors. I had already postponed my swim one hour, and I didn’t want to wait around to finish off my workout. Call it an easy day.
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