Monday, January 28, 2008

10 minutes

I went to the pool with all the intentions of doing a nice and easy 800M swim. Nothing too difficult, just nice and slow. Somewhere, I got a while hair up my butt and decided that it would be fun to do some sort of 10-minute time trial. Why, you ask? Well, if I am going to do this indoor triathlon in March that I am looking at, they only allow 10 minutes in the pool. 10 minutes only. period.

After swimming about 60oM, I took a nice break and then went for my 10 minutes. Obviously I went out too fast and had to catch my breath too soon. All in all I was able to do about 350M ... only. Pathetic. This will change. Don't you worry about it!

Tomorrow I have a scheduled 30 minute run, and I hope to get in a spin session. I know I won't be getting up in the morning which means I will be doing these back to back.Hmm. Should be fun.

Remember that nice weather I had yesterday? Well it was nice again today. But you can't get too comfortable with this kind of weather in January... in ND. We are currently under a winter weather advisory with blizzard like conditions. Not much snow in the forcast, but I guess the high tomorrow is supposed to be somewhere around a whopping negative 40 degrees with wind chill. YUCK.

OSN: 1050M
10 minute time trial = 350M

12 comments:

akshaye said...

yea..almost too good to be true for ND. Hope the advisory goes away.

Wes said...

Way to grind out that swim! You are so right! Keep at it and you WILL get faster!!

jahowie said...

We are having the same kind of up and down weather here in MI too. I'm still very jealous of the people that went out to AZ. I would give anything to feel the warmth of the sun right now. Keep up the good work on your training.

jahowie said...

We are having the same kind of up and down weather here in MI too. I'm still very jealous of the people that went out to AZ. I would give anything to feel the warmth of the sun right now. Keep up the good work on your training.

Molly said...

Great swim, regardless of your expectations I think that you did a fantastic job!
The high in TN was 50 yesterday and when I got up this morning it was 50! And Thurday the high is 40...craziness!

Take Care

Danielle said...

You're doing better than me. I haven't been in the pool since November...sigh...

Non-Runner Nancy said...

There something about gettingin the pool when it is blizzarding outside that has never appealed to me. You are doing really well, keep it up.

We are getting the blizzard conditions here now. NASTY.

Jess said...

That does NOT sound like pool weather!

Steve Stenzel said...

Good luck with the training. Stupid water.

And it's DANG cold here too!! Nasty!

J~mizzle said...

I just found out that some of the gyms here are doing the same type of triathlon. Now I am thinking about it...

You did fantastic with the time trial!

Annette said...

That's crazy cold! How do you manage?

I love the "running is cheaper than therapy" shirt in the picture! Where did you get that? It's great!

Mendy said...

You did better and most than a lot of people. you should be proud of your swim, and it being a time-trial too!