8.11.2008

Where Are You People?

Vacations, work travel, just snubbing me? I'm wondering where you people are at! Maybe I'm not as interesting as I think...

Well, whateves. It's more of a training blog anyway. It's almost all I think about. I really don't think I'm ready for an Olympic distance tri. Every ocean tri I do (yes I know I've only done 2) brings me closer to this realization. But I'll train the distance. You never know when someone will say "swim a mile or it's your life". It may not be a fast mile, but It'll be a mile.

Last night I went to bed after watching the USA men's relay team win the gold. This gave me extra motivation to wake up at 4 am ish to get to the gym and do my 500 yard time trials.

Warmed up with 200 yards followed by 200 yards of skills and drills. I chose hip flick, finger tip drag both with and without the buoy, then one armed glide, and 9-3-9s (glide on one arm for 9 kicks, 3 strokes, then glide on the other arm for 9 kicks).

Next was my slow 500 yards (16:12), followed by my moderate 500 yard (15:21) and then my all out 500 yards (14:44).

As you can see, I shaved about 40 seconds off each successive time, so my goal of 3x500 descending was reached. What made me sad was I *know* I did a 500 time trial in 13+ minutes. Granted I hadn't just finished 2-500 yard time trials with about 90 seconds of rest in between, but still.

5 comments:

Amy said...

You are speaking a different language, but I'm still very impressed!

Starunner said...

My girl crush on you increases daily.

Tammy said...

I'm here!
That's great- Swim a mile or it's your life.

In my running, I want to always feel like I could go out and run a half marathon at the drop of a hat...

And, Yes, it was a Harvey's bag! I bought it a while ago after seeing you post about them on WW! Thanks for the recommendation.

AKA Alice said...

I have no idea what you're talking about when you write about swimming (hip flick? finger tip drag? one armed glide? sounds like dance moves), but I completely relate to that feeling of being totally into my training plan...and being occasionally distracted by the worry that I'm boring my friends with the details of it...ah well...there's always the Internet, right?

Hope said...

I'm reading you! I get tired from reading your blog but I read.

: )