Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Workouts from sunrise to sunset

Just a quick update:


I had a very early conference call with folks on the east coast yesterday, which cut in to my regular morning training schedule.

I was able to still get a good bike workout in yesterday by riding to and from work. May not sound like the "best" bike workout, if you equate "best" to "intense", but when you are running short on time, you get in what you can get in.

I swam with my Tri Club's Masters group last night -- had a really great workout over the hour.

warm up 200 each: IM (I do breast and free); freestyle drill; free build

2 sets each: 100 all out, 50 easy, 10 second rest; 100 at mile pace, 5 seconds rest; 100 at mile pace less 5 seconds, 5 seconds rest; 100 mile pace, 50 easy, 30 seconds rest.

300 free, trying to take two less stokes for each 100. I could cut back by one, but not two...

GLIDE, GLIDE....

I'm really starting to notice how much daylight has disappeared over the last few weeks. I'm up at 5:00 am and usually out the door for my first workout of the day by 5:30 or 5:45... and it is still dark now.

Last night, the sun was gone within 45 minutes of hitting the pool. We wrap up the outdoor workouts for the summer next week. Then it is back to the boring, 25 meter indoor pool.

Time really flies....

6 comments:

Sunshine said...

Oh no, Oh no ... winter's coming, you say? I just got started complaining about the heat!

Wow, so impressive, your swimming training.. cutting seconds, etc. You are inspiring.

Continuing kitty-well wishes....

Michelle said...

Sneaking in a workout can be a huge victory sometimes, great job!

You know, I don't know a lot about SF pools, I live about 30 min north of The City. But, a friend who's training goes to the YMCA downtown. If anything I would guess a day pass would be cheaper there, but I don't know. How long will you be here?

WADDLER26.2 said...

Great workout at the Master's swim. I'll remember that one. I noticed last night when riding how dark it was.

Steve Stenzel said...

I need to start biking to work.

And NO!!! The days ARE NOT getting shorter!!! Not yet!!! (I'm in denial.)

Marcia L said...

Wow! Your training regimens are VERY IMPRESSIVE!

Vickie said...

Its amazing how little time we have to train in the cold northern states. We have to cram everything in to 3 or maybe 4 good months. The rest? Inside. That's what makes us tough!