Saturday, June 28, 2008

Rainy Day

I was exhausted Thursday night after my ride (see post below). I forgot to mention how I was almost side-swiped by a bimbo in a police car while waiting at a red light with the others infront of me? Or how I almost biffed it when following close behind others on a sidewalk when they decided to come to a screeching halt and I felt myself going backwards and unable to get my feet out of the clips? Fortunately, there were no falls and I came out of both situations with no marks.

Friday morning, my goal was to do a run/swim. I had two options; one getting it all done before 8am, and then the other around lunch time. When my alarm went off at 6 I knew I wanted to go with the later, but was texted by a friend already on her way to the gym. In hopes of not wasting my morning, I flew out of bed and was on my way to the gym. I wasn't able to get in a run before the swim. The swim was completely awful and I blame it on not getting enough rest. It's as simple as that.

This morning, I woke to a rainy day. Again...second day in a row. Blech. I slept in a bit and was able to get to the gym by 10. It was my intention to run for 30 minutes, and did so. I changed it up a bit and integrated some intervals into my run. This is something I hope to be doing more of... I have to Shave some time off my 5K this year, ya know!?..

After my run it felt great to cool off in the pool. It wasn't my intention to do a lot of distance in the pool, just some real good swimming in 20 minutes. So, I broke it into 2 10 minute pieces, trying to work more on pace than endurance. The first 10 minutes I only did 400M but it felt good and consistent. The second 10 minutes I was able to do 500M and very happy. I almost did another 10 minutes but decided to call it quits.

I am going to spend the rest of my afternoon reading and probably watching a movie... what could be better on a rainy day?!

OSN (Friday): 1200M, 35:00 (2:55 min/100M);
Turbo Abs - 20:00
ORN (Saturday): 3.1 miles, 32:51 (10:35 min/mile);
OSN (Saturday): 900M, 20:00 (2:13 min/100M)

17 comments:

Stef said...

Great swim times! You GO! Good for you for getting this accomplished now you have the rest of the day free to relax and recover.

Have a great day tomorrow too!

L*I*S*A said...

I'm so jealous of your swimming. I really need to get in the pool!

Danielle said...

It's good to get sleep and relax once in a while too. Your body lets you know. Good job on the run and throwing the intervals in.

Marcy said...

Ooooooooo reading and watching movies are so much fun on a rainy day!!

IronGambit said...

fyi, you cannot say bad things about the bike :)

WannaBe5Ker said...

WTG, WTG on getting those workouts in, esp at 6 am!

Sherry said...

Great job on the swimming AND for throwing some intervals into your run. They definitely help! Try throwing them into your pool work when you can too! :o)

I smiled to myself when I read the beginning of your post. I did a ride with DH yesterday and I must have yelled at him about 10 times to stop drafting off of me. He makes me nervous for the sheer fact that I'm afraid that if I have to stop, he'll fly right into my back tire and we'll both be screwed!

As for those cars that just don't see us (or choose to ignore us)... I'm debating on obtaining one of FL's "Share the Road" license plates for my car and have it read
"3 FT". I just don't know when people are going to truly learn to "share the road!"

Viv said...

Way to skeeve out of those potiental bike mishaps. I am so scared of possible scary bike situations my HR flies up. Great job in the pool! Glad you took the snoze option a couple times. You prolly needed it.

Jess said...

That's great swimming. After my brief experiment with swimming earlier this month, I haven't been back in the pool. I am not a natural fish, I guess.

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

Good work in the pool.

Neese said...

your workouts sound great, and what better way to make use of a rainy day!

Wes said...

A very nice twofer :-) Keep workin it girlfriend!!

Mendy said...

That's some speedy pace in the pool. Looking good!

Glad you didn't bite the dust on that ride. Ouch. It can get a little stressful out on the real roads.

Hope you had a great weekend!

J~Mom said...

You are looking so strong with all of your disciplines!! Keep up the great work!

D10 said...

Rainy days are perfect for watching movies and reading. Plus they give you guilt free time to just do nothing.

Nice job on the swim and run.

Jess said...

Sounds like you were really productive with your workouts this weekend. Reading and a movie are well deserved.

Molly said...

I curled up with a book and a movie Saturday night...rainy days can be nice (esp when you have your workout done!).
Your swims are SO impressive!
Take Care