Friday, November 14, 2008

Mad Monday Update 11/17

Well the last week was just another stressful busy week. Several workouts got shuffled due to life and the running mileage ended up being way down from where I had meant it to be.

Of note, I am getting back into the swing of morning workouts and not feeling so much like death when I pull myself out of bed in the mornings. Yet, last night we finally took the window air conditioner unit out of our bedroom window. This resulted in my husband accidentally flipping the surge protector button and resetting my alarm clock. I was having one of those days yesterday when I could not do things right-spilled the oil air freshener, knocked the mirror off the wall into the dog's water bowl, hurt my ankle, and capped it off with setting my clock for AM instead of PM. So I woke up too late for spinning this morning. Ughh, not how I wanted to start off the week.

Saturday, ran the Buckeye Trail with the VR group and the girls. VR had quite a large group taking off despite the rain! It was pretty warm out and was not a bad day for a run. I was quite muddy by the end and I give major props to CV who ran those trails for the first time and even braved the big river crossing which had a strong current steadily flowing over the rocks. All and all, a good run and felt great.

Sit down everyone as this may come as quite a shock.....
I have decided to spend some time focusing on swimming this year!!!
I signed up for Rob Reddy's swim training way out in Oberlin (which is on the opposite boonie side of town from mine!). BH and I met Sunday morning for the first swim training session and hit Starbucks on the way out there.

This brings back memories to my first CTC swim clinic that I attended where I did not realize I should bring a swim cap and I inhaled half the pool pretending I could breathe with my face in the water. Totally demmoralizing!

Yet this Reddy's swim clinic was awesome. I was working hard, having fun and think that perhaps I will become a better swimmer. I really find that I take a liking to sets and swimming with other people....makes it way more fun for me! So I am planning to get in the pool three times a week for a minimum of 30 minutes. (Repeat, MUST find a way to do this!) So stay tuned for more on that! I had hoped to get a run later in the day but I ended up coming home ravenous, ate a bunch of food and was lazy the rest of the day watching Street Kings and What Happens in Vegas.

Monday 11/10 - OFF, work screwed up the planned run
Tuesday 11/11 - 6 miles with E, hit the track for 6- 400's. Consistent 1:28's in lane 5 (lane 4 is accurate)
Wedneday 11/12 - 6AM Spin Class, 1 hour
- noon-4 Miles treadmill
Thursday 11/13 - 6 AM - 5.3 Miles Treadmill
Friday 11/14 - 6 AM 45 minute spin class, 10 minutes abs
- evening- Ray's-3 hours
Saturday 11/15 - 13.25 Mile Trail Run
Sunday 11/16 - Reddy Swim Clinic


Run -28.55 Miles
Bike - 33 mile spin, 15 miles mtn bike
Swam - ? 2000 ? yards


duchossois said...

Good luck with the morning work-outs. So far, I have avoided them, but I think I'll have to reconsider. You're a brave girl to state in your blog that you will focus on swimming. Now everyone will be watching, and calling you on it if you slack off.

TriSaraTops said...

How did I miss ya Sunday?!?! I was in the 8:30 group! :)

Glad ya had fun!

solarsquirrel said...

Here's to both of us getting in some much needed time in the pool!