Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Squeezin' in the workouts

I was dragging all day at school today. My eyes were so tired and heaving this morning and my body just felt exhausted. Usually I am pretty good about getting enough sleep and feeling rested. I think my workouts this week (after a week off) have required my body to adjust a bit.

I could have opted for a rest day. But, instead I came home, took an hour nap and then hit the pool. I still have my goals for the month of April that I am trying to keep in mind (and very do-able despite the fact I took 3 days off last week and a week off before then).

I have been racking my brain and constantly changing my workout schedule for this week and next week, attempting to get in a couple long runs. Possibly a 10-miler and then a 11- or 12-miler next weekend. I am sure I am not the only one that would prefer to enjoy a nice long run outside ... rather than on the thrillmill. But, the weather hasn't been as cooperative as I would like. The colder temps are one thing, but the wind? That is a whole 'nother ball game. If anything, I might have to resort to doing a 5 or 6 mile run twice in one day ... on the thrillmill.

Yesterday's Workout:
ORN: 1.25 miles, 13 minutes, 10:24 min/mile
abs, lifted legs
OCN: 18.19 miles, 56 minutes, 19.48 mph

Today's Workout:
OSN: 1600M, 45 minutes, 2:48 min/mile
(a bit better than Monday's swim)

Finish Strong, y'all!

14 comments:

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

I hope the weather cooperates. A long run outside would be nice for your HM training (and good for the soul!)

IronGambit said...

tread mills aren't that bad, I live off of those things in hotels as random people walk by staring at me like a hamster in a cage :)

Wes said...

Funny how even after a good nights sleep, you just feel exhausted at work :-) Good training for life!

I hope the weather cooperates with you. You are making some awesome progress!!

Jess said...

I hope the weather cooperates and your able to do your long run outside!

Marcy said...

It's still cold up there? How cold is it?

Molly said...

Hope the weather behaves! I think I am running my 5K in the rain Saturday!
There must be something in the air...I have been tierd this week too! Tomorrow is off day...yea!
Take Care

Mendy said...

Hope the weather gets better for you soon and you get to get outside for some pavement running vs the dreadmill. Ouch...

Good job on your swimming. Looks like improvement and that's always good!

L*I*S*A said...

I'll use the treadmill if I have to, but now that the weather is turning nicer, I'll be outside all the time!

Kevin said...

I cant stand the long runs on the dreadmill. Heres hopin the weather improves for your long run.

Annette said...

I'm with you on the weather. I passed on my run yesterday due to wind. I was prepared for rain/cold, but who wants to fight the wind on a long run? Ugh!

I hope you can get some good sleep and get those runs in. Take care of yourself - we don't want you getting sick!

Ms. Math said...

I think you have a pretty good idea where I will be teaching next year. Let's just say this town is where you've had many family golf tournaments!

Borsch said...

Awesome workouts! I'm a whimp when it comes to the treadmill. I'd rather be outside in 5 degree wind chill (bundled up of course) than running 10 miles inside on the treadmill.

akshaye said...

Only 22 days :)

Hope you catch up on sleep over the weekend. The rest is as important as the plan!

J~Mom said...

Fantastic swim!!! Your mileage just keeps going up and up!!