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Thursday, December 23, 2010
I managed to swim today. I did my 32 laps in 50 mins which is a 5 min improvement :). Then I managed to do a total of 40 laps in 60 mins. I swam 2000 yards which is the distance of a half iron man. I can't believe I went so far. And I am still slightly sick. So its quiet the accomplishment ;). I haven't worked out since Saturday because I have been down and out with this cold.
Saturday, December 18, 2010
So today was my first ever brick. It was different and cool all at the same time.
First we ran 1.7 miles, then we rode our bike 8 miles, then ran another 1.7 miles. Some people choose to do 1.7, 12, 2.4 but I went for the shorter distance mostly since I am slow :). I did it though and in not to bad of time. I felt icky with this cold and my legs are a little sore now but I still did it :). So that was a great day.
Thursday, December 16, 2010
So today I really wanted to get a full hour in. I wanted to see how far I could go in that amount of time. So I started doing 150's (which is 3 laps in a row no breaks) and it really speed me up. I also am taking less breaks between laps. When I first started I needed breaks between each 25. Then I made it 50 and felt amazing. Now I am doing 150s and barely breaking between them sometimes. It is so great to see progress and feel so good about my training.
I did a total of 32 laps, 1600 yards, one lap shy of 1 mile. But the perfect amount for my race! And I did it in 55 mins.
Fundraising is going good to, so its a win win so far for me.
So Wednesday was my first run practice back after a 4 plus week break. It was a good and bad practice.
Before having to take the break I was at about a 15 min mile if I pushed myself. The first mile last night I did in 14:20 with walking and running. It was great to actually have a better time than when I got hurt. Means all the cross training is paying off and keeping me from falling behind. At least during my race I will finish in 90 mins the run part :). Today at physical therapy I actually felt good while running on the treadmill. Might have to do that more often just to give my legs a break. I was sad yesterday after my run because I really felt bad about run/walking. But today after thinking about it I realized that was a good time and I did great for my first night back.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Did 10 laps aka 500 yards today. Tuesday after a team swim practice is probably not the best time to swim. I really should bike on Tuesdays. I need an indoor trainer. I will have to work on that next :). But it was still a good swim for what I was able to do in about 25 min.
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Had a 2.79 mile warm up ride then a 9.79 mile time trial. I had a 13mph pace which is an improvement last week when I had an 11 mph pace. I am doing good for only getting on the bike once a week. The goal for the rest of the month is to work on energy. My eating and energy levels are not good. I get over the 30 min mark and I start getting weak. Something to work on.
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Training is going great. I am swimming lots and getting a few miles on the bike. I walked 3.5 miles on Saturday December 4th and rode 16.68 miles on Sunday December 5th.
Had swim practice on Monday December 6th and Tuesday I was back in the pool while the kids did swim lessons. All in all its been a good training week so far.