Monday, June 8, 2009

Feeling puke-tastic

Today I had my second speed session on the thrillmill. Nothing too exciting, but it sure is a nice change of pace with the running. No pun intended.

I did 6x400M sprints, with an 800M warm-up and 800M cool-down and 1/10 of a mile walk between each sprint. By the time I was done, I seriously thought I was going to puke. But, it felt great.

After yesterday's TriPower assessment, my obliques and abs were a bit sore today. I am thinking this is from trying to hold all those plank positions to the point of passing out. Maybe I should do planks more often!?!

Tomorrow morning kicks off my first swim practice with the adult swim team and coach. I am not as anxious about the swimming as I am about the weather. 6am. 46 degrees. OUTDOORS.


I think I might have made a huge mistake in signing up for this crap.



We'll see if I survive.

15 comments:

Blyfinn said...

Nice work. How can you possibly do that on a suckmill? I couldn't do it.

Girl on Top said...

Great job on the speed work!

Carolina John said...

holy crap 46 degrees and swimming outside. gotta love north dakota i guess.

J said...

Good luck at swim practice! I am sure you will do great! Hope its not too cold though!

Speed sessions can be intense! Great job on the 400s. I have had that puke feeling, its not the best.

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

The pool is heated, right? It will be surprisingly warm IN THE WATER. :-)

Jess said...

Brrrrr! That's some frosty swimming!

Ms. Math said...

It's too cold right now in the AFTERNOONS to be swimming - there is no way you'd get me in a pool then, let alone at 6:00 in the morning! Hope you have a good time, despite the weather.

Runner Leana said...

46 degrees? Brrr!!!

Marlene said...

Thrillmill - haha, I like that! Gotta love the puke threshold!

I hope swim practice went well this morning!

IronGambit said...

Polar Bear swim???? anyway, I LOVE the commitment ! :)

Badgergirl said...

Nice job on the speedwork. Hope the swim wasn't too chilly this morning!

aron said...

awesome job on the speed workout! feeling like you are going to puke is usually a good sign you are pushing hard :)

Chad in the AZ Desert said...

Nice job! Only a runner can appreciate how good almost puking can feel. :-)

scott keeps running said...

The almost-puke is one of the world's greatest feelings.

Wes said...

At least the pool will be warmer than the outside air :-)