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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Monday practice with the Team, Tues OYO

We had another swim practice Monday. It was just what I needed to get me re-energized. I did the whole hour with drills and laps. Didn't track my laps but it was a great night. Tonight I did 10 laps in about 30 mins. I can feel my form getting better, my breathing is better and I feel faster. I am improving with every lap.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Another 13 miles down

Today I rode from my driveway and did 13 miles. It was great. Torched about 450 calories :) and went uphill the whole way home. I just thought I was weak until I spoke with a friend who has done that trail and she told me. Made my day :). So here is a picture of me with my bike (Jeremy helping) and getting ready to head out. Got my new clipless pedals and Chris's shirt I am good to go. Chris even took a video as I left the driveway. There are more pictures I will post later.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Swam today

Well since I am on a 4 week break from running (insert crying person here) I am swimming more and the goal is to bike more too. So far the darkness has kept me off my bike. I did 22 laps today (50 yards a lap) for a total of 1100 yards in 45 mins. I was supposed to do 50 mins but my shins started getting achy. I went home did core and my physical therapy exercises and called it a good day. I am not thrilled about the break my shins are all tore up. Hopefully at the end of the 4 weeks I will be good as new, or better in fact. I have a whole bunch of exercises to do everyday to strengthen my hips, shins and calfs. I am going to do my core workout with my PT workout. I go to PT twice a week for the next 4 weeks. Well there it is.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

losing a pant size

Not sure where it went but its disappearing :). I wore my size 10s today. I am not down in pounds but probably because I am gaining muscle with all this triathlon training. I am hungry all the time. And if I don't eat its physically painful. It feels good to be losing inches :). I will have to remeasure soon.

First swim practice

Had my first swim practice on Monday. I learned a lot in the 1 hour of practice. I implemented some of it today during my swim. I didn't go to run practice since I am not running for a couple weeks while my legs get better. I swam 500 yards and did most of it in the good form. I still need work but its getting better each time I get in the water. Doing good.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

First Bike ride

Rode 13 miles today. Did a 3 mile warm up and then a 10 mile ride to Seward park in Seattle. I can't believe I did it. That is half the distance of my Triathlon ride. I am stoked about it. The first three miles took about 17 mins and the 10 miles took about 48. I am thinking that by the end of the 5 months I will have that time trimmed down. I am tired though :).

Monday, November 8, 2010

Swim done

Another swim done. We swam 600 meters again tonight. We did 2x 100 meter sets. A bunch of 50s and I don't think any 25s. But I could be mistaken. I think we did really good. It felt good and it was a great workout. I really enjoy swimming. Next week I start my coached swims and that will be great too.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Workout done!

So tonight I did level 2 of the 30 day shred for some core and strength. Not sure if its really what my coaches want but I think it will work for now :). My shines are still killing me no matter what I do and taking a break didn't help either. So I am just going to keep pushing on. Perhaps I will make an appointment at medical. We shall see.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

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Tuesday and Wednesday

Ran yesterday, 29 mins, 1.63 miles. I am at an 18 min mile right now but I know at one point i was doing over 2 miles in the 29-31 min range. I am just slower right now because I am spending to much time worring about what I am doing right and not letting my natural motion move me.
Today I went to swim 400 meters. I ended up swimming 600 meters. I was pretty proud of that. I did a couple 50 meter jaunts without stopping so that was good. Improving everytime I go. I think part of it is just getting back into the swing of things with swimming. Its been a long time.

We put a deposit down on my bike so I hope to have that by the first practice November 13th. Things are coming together. I am so excited!

new measurements

so I took my measurements the other day. my hip are the same 41". However my waist is down to 37". which is a 1.75" drop since October 11th. That is a great feeling. I am hovering between 157-158 which is good too. just need to keep on keeping on. I think I will do pictures at the end of November. Should be good.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Monday November 1

Swam today for my workout.  I love swimming days.  Its a work out let me tell you.  I did 7 round trip laps or 14 laps depending on how you count :).  Either way it equaled 350 meters.  Its a 25 meter pool.  That is 50 more meters than last week.  Wednesday the goal is to get to 400 meters.  I also did 1 full lap of 50 meters, rested then did another 50 meters and rested.  I am getting better with the face in the water thing.  I need to work on a smooth transition to breathing out of the water but its a work in progress and I am making great progress.  I notice a huge difference in the efficiency of my swim with my face down.  And when I pull up it feels like more work.  Which it is.  Eating is doing ok.  Portion sizes staying under control and trying to avoid the candy LOL.  Darn Halloween.