Tuesday, August 19, 2008

2 for 2

I successfully put in another swim this morning prior to heading to work. Don't get me wrong, the alarm going off at 445 am was quite a shock to the system this morning but I knew that if I didn't do it this morning it wasn't going to get done. It just felt so good to get it done right away, head to work, and be home to relax before 5pm. Ahhh.

And, I know that time really shouldn't matter in the pool, but yesterday's swim just really sucked. I think I was in the pool for almost 45 minutes and did 1700M, average almost 2:38/100M. That bugs me because I know I can do better and today's swim proved that. I got in the pool, determined to have a good swim and ignore the warmer water temps. Thus, I swam 1600M in approximately 35 minutes... averaging 2:11/100M. Much better.

Now, I am afraid I will not get in the pool until after Labor Day. The pool will be closing to be drained and cleaned. That's okay. I really need to start focusing more on my running as I hope to get in a couple more 5K's before temperatures really drop and 2008 comes to a close... with the idea of shaving my 5K PR in November. yeah.

UPDATE ..... I have let my pushups slide a bit. I didn't do W5D3 last friday, and then didn't do W6D1 yesterday, so today I just did W5D2 again and will attempt W5D3 on thursday. All in all I did 129 pushups this evening... maxing out at 35. I can't wait to be done with this challenge!

Today's Song: Lil Wayne - I am Me
(A song that Michael Phelps listened to pre-race...
beware for those at work or near kids... dirty lyrics)

OSN: 1600M, 35:00, 2:11/100M

22 comments:

Colleen said...

Great job with the swim... it's always good when you prove to yourself that you just had an off day! Enjoy the little break and get back to it when the pool reopens!

J~Mom said...

Great swimming!! I need to start hitting the swimming harder!

P.O.M. said...

Who hoooo - looks like it's RUNNING TIME (not to be confused with "Business Time").

Ms. Math said...

Looks like you had a wonderful weekend! Great job on getting your swim done early!

Borsch said...

Way to be a good example and get your work done early!

RunnerGirl said...

Awesome swimming!

Danielle said...

Good job on the second swim. It doesn't always happen that good workouts happen, but that's why it's nice we get other opportunities!

mangotriathlete said...

Woo-hoo for the 2nd swim! I am right there with you on the time though - I feel like a turtle each time. What did you do to pick up the pace? I'm starting to get the endurance for the distance, but feel embarassingly slow.
Working on the run makes sense, 5Ks are fun!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Push-up slacker - NOT! You are pounding out the pushups.

Jess said...

Nice job on the swim!

Kevin said...

Great job on the swim, even if you are slacking on the pushups

sunshine said...

Great swim, chica. ESPECIALLY at that time of the morning! :)

jahowie said...

Great job on the swimming!! Don't feel bad, my pushup schedule is a mess. I've missed so many that I should just start over. Keep up the good work!!

Stef said...

Nice swim! 2:11 is a nice pace especially if you weren't working too hard to maintain it. I would love that pace -- not there yet myself.

Gotta Run said...
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Gotta Run said...

4:45am is HARDCORE!!!!

Sweet number on the push ups!!!!

Jess said...

Wow that's a lot of pushups! Nice job on the swims!

Viv said...

Sweet swims, I love how you said you could do better then turned around and did. Good luck with the focus on getting the shaving cream out to shave that 5K stuble :-)

ncrunner12 said...

Nice swim, I really admire those that can swim... I can not, but I'm really wanting to try and have been thinking about taking a dip tomorrow... we'll see what happens.

Marcy said...

Ooooooo girl please! You can't wait to be done? Just think of how I feel? HAHAHAHAHAAA

M*J*C said...

You go with the push ups!!! Your swimming is totally impressive too!

kelsalynn said...

Great job on the swim and have fun focusing on your 5K time in the coming months. I'm excited to hear about it!

kelsalynn