Friday, November 2, 2007

I Can't Wait to Sleep In!

Haven't posted for a few days because I really didn't have too much to post. The morning workouts were, well, morning workouts. Here's a quick rundown of the stats for the last three days:

5am Spin Class at 24hr

Solo Run on morning loop - 4 mi
Total Time: 29:47
AP: 7:27

Swam 550m plus 50m floating drill
Total Time: 10:31

Spin class was pretty hard on Wed. since we did a lot of climbing drills (out of the saddle) with heavy tension. I took a few extra minutes after class to do some extra stretching and that seemed to help since my legs didn't bother me during the rest of the day. The next morning I was up for my run after getting eight hours of sleep for the first weeknight in a loooooooooooooooooong time. I was actually asleep at 9:15 and up at 5:20 so I felt pretty good. After starting out on my run it took me a few minutes to figure out why my legs felt heavy - ah yes, it was spinning yesterday. I kept a pretty quick pace during the run but didn't try to push it too hard and after the first mile my legs warmed up and felt a bit lighter, but just a bit. This morning I got up and drove to they gym to get a few laps in. Today I focused on my stroke count and was able to keep it around 14/15 for most laps. I worked on speed once I got the count down but was resting between each 50m so now I'll focus on staying fast while keeping a low count. Yes, yes - it's a work in progress but hopefully one that will help me next season. Ideally I would like to get down to 1:30/1:20 per 100m and be able to sustain that for at least 800m. We'll see how that goes :) I was looking forward to a nice steam after my swim, but as usual the steam room wasn't working - boooooooooooooooo! Oh yeah - I've also noticed that it always takes a stroke or two more to come back down the length of the pool. Jen said she has noticed that too - I find it very strange but at least I am not alone.

This weekend I'm planning on getting a ride in on both Saturday and Sunday. I'll go with the group again on Sunday so Saturday I may just get in 20ish easy miles.

1 comment:

jen said...

Nice job, you are Mr. Consistant with the morning workouts.

I am so glad you said that about the pool being "longer" on the way back. WTF!?! Maybe we are more tired on the return? Then magically and immediately rejuvinated for the next lap? :D It's a mystery.