Monday, August 11, 2008

Just keep swimmin'

Michael Phelps reaction pretty much sums up my reaction to last nights 4x100M Relay. I was jumping up and down with excitement. Check out Badgergirl's post. I couldn't write it any better than she did.

Saturday I got up for a run. I really wanted to do the 8 miles on the 8th virtual race, but just wasn't prepared. After reading Nancy's race report, I knew I should have just done 5 more miles, even if I had to walk most of it!

Yesterday I went for a swim. The intention was to do a long swim, whatever that means. I was just hoping for atleast 2000M. For some reason I got into a good groove and didn't want to stop. I had plenty of time, and I wasn't getting hungry like I usually do in the pool. So, I kept swimming. However, it left me feeling very fatigued and tired the rest of the day. I really got to work on this post-workout proper nutrition stuff. Pointers?

This morning I was still a bit tired and decided to take the day off. I will eventually do my pushups (D1W5) sometime today. But, to be honest, Week 5 scares the crap out of me, even if I am doing column 1! ha!

As for the rest of the day... it has been raining pretty much all day. I plan to get some cleaning done around the apartment and then I will probably dive into a new book.

Only 1 more week and I am back at work... ah, the joy!

Happy Monday, y'all!

Saturday: Run 3.2 miles, about 40 minutes, a slow 12:30 pace;
76 degrees, feels like 76 with 64% humidity and 63 degree dew point, UV Index 5, sunny, with 9mph wind from the east.
41 pushups...for fun :)

Sunday: Swim 2600M,
about 58 minutes, approx. 2:13/100M (making SLOW improvements)


UPDATE: Did W5D1 pushups... 126 altogether and there was NOTHIN' fun about it.

18 comments:

IronGambit said...

I am not still not feeling it... maybe because I don't have cable at my house :)

J~Mom said...

Whoa!! Nice swim!!! That is just awesome!

One thing I am learning about is fueling the body before instead of after a long workout. So I eat a pbj sandwich before a long run or a bowl of oatmeal before a long ride. This way when I finish my body is not starving and I feel pretty strong.

Unknown said...

It was a spectacular performance! :D

Unknown said...

That race was something! I watched it live and darn near woke everyone up I was bouncing around so much. Awesome!

Jess said...

Yeah, everyone was pretty pumped about that Phelps reaction. It was a radical race.

Lily on the Road said...

We don't have great coverage here, so I'm missing all of this...

good job on your workouts!!

Brian said...

Sweeeeeet swim, 2600, nice.
I got to start that pushup thing.

How does it work?

Brian said...

Push-ups, I found the link on your site. I'm reading it now, I post up something tomorrow.

Wish me luck.

Wes said...

What an excellent swim! You go girl!!

Kevin said...

That was some finish in that relay. I was so glad they won, sticking it to the obnoxious french

Stef0115 said...

Your swimming is coming along great! And yes that was spectacular!! I have watched it several times now and still just get goose bumps. Such GREAT sport!!!

Unknown said...

There had to at least be the fun of being done with it :) Way to knock it out!

Anonymous said...

Great swim!!! 2000m and still going, that's some serious distance and fuel.
I saw the men's relay too, and the looks on the team's faces for the fingertip finish was priceless. I was holding my breath the whole time.
And I'm on board with the pushup challenge with you now too... wish me luck!

Unknown said...

I'm lovin' the olympics so far. Good stuff

And wow...you did a 2600M swim on Sunday? You rock!

L*I*S*A said...

Gotta admit, I'm jealous of your swim distances. I can only hope of doing that someday!

Sherry said...

Very nice swim... that's quite a distance!

Man, I was jumping up and down during that relay the other night as well! I was SO enthusiastic about it that I scared the crap out of my dog! LOL!!!

Having the Olympics on right now makes for great inspiration... and motivation!

Holly said...

Push-ups never sound like fun!

jahowie said...

Swimming looks so easy on TV doesn't it. Nice job on your swim!! I need to find the pool again.