by, February 3rd, 2009 at 09:42 PM (439 Views)
Tuesdays are turning out to be my favorite workout day of the week! I'm not really sure what got into me today, but here goes....
I have been trying to find time to get to the gym to get my sore legs into the hot tub. I decided to get up early this morning to go to the gym. It's right down the street from my house. After about 15 minutes in the hot tub, I realized how early it was so I went down to the weight room for a quick lift. I ran into a woman with a Bay Swim t-shirt on so we talked for a while. Turns out she runs the masters swim program at this gym, but I cringed when she said that they swim from 5-6 am. Insane! You won't catch me there.
Did the normal Tuesday spin at the gym (same chain, different location) near my office. I go to the Tuesday spin more than any other day of the week. They offer lunch classes on M, T, Th. I like the T/Th instructors a lot. Thursday usually has a theme and the Tuesday lady is pretty chill, but intense at the same time.
After work I needed to run and by the time I made it home from work and walked my dog, it was too dark to run outside. I'm an outdoor wimp when it's dark out. I just worry so much that no matter how much reflective gear I have on, that someone won't see me. So, back to gym #1 for a run on the treadmill. I felt like crap for the first 25 minutes. Not good when you're only planning to run 4 miles. I stopped to stretch and decided to just stick with it and push through. I was just tight and sore, nothing injuryish. Ended up running 6 miles and feeling great for the last 30 minutes.
During the last 30 minutes of my run, I kept thinking about this 10 mile swim that one of my friends told me about the other day. It's in July in Vermont and sounds awesome. I know I can do it, I did an 8 mile swim two years ago across Lake Champlain. What's 2 more miles? LOL! But seriously, I'm thinking about it. Can I really train less than I did for Lake Champlain and still be ok? I am not sure that I can handle 20,000-25,000 yard weeks this summer.
After the run, I headed back up to the pool/hot tub with hopes of loosening up my legs.
Swam 500 yards, or maybe it's meters, I don't know. But 10 miles is a LONG WAY! YIKES!
Got back in the hot tub. Then home to eat as much as I could.
Tomorrow....just a swim
So I've been signing up for races/swims/meets for 2009 and it just occurred to me to look at the schedule through September. YIKES! And I really hope I didn't leave anything out.
Feb. 14-15- Richmond swim meet
Feb. 21-22- UMBC swim meet
March 21- National Marathon
April 18- Tampa Bay Marathon Swim- 3-person relay w/Jen and Jana- The J Squad- Thanks SwimStud!
May 17- Columbia Tri (Olympic)
May 24- Reston 1 & 2 mile swims
May 31- Reston Sprint Tri
June 14- Eagleman Tri (1/2 IM)
July- Charlottesville 2-mile swim
July 25- Vermont 10 mile swim (maybe)
August 6-10- LCM Nationals
August 23- Iron Girl Tri (Sprint)
September 20- Savageman Tri (1/2 IM)