• 40m
  • 1600.00 yards
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Noon lap swim at the Y. Did sets today, but decreased it to 200 yards on 5:30 (instead of 6:00). My niece (who is giving me my workouts) told me to go on 30 seconds of rest now. The last set I was really getting tired and slow, but most of the sets I was at 30-32 seconds of rest. Did 100y breaststroke and 100y free as warm-up. Main set was 6 X 200y. Then 200 yards breaststroke to cool down.

I think I am going to die when I get to open water swimming this summer.  Not because being in the lake freaks me out.  It's going to be the water temperature.  I have had such a mental thing going on the last couple of weeks with getting in the pool.  Every single time I think the water is freezing.  It is all I can do mentally to just jump in and go.  I am ok once I am swimming, but it's the getting wet part.  Gosh, I hope I can work through this because it is quite annoying.

PF=1, NS=N

  • 37m 39s
  • 3.70 miles
  • 10m 11s /Mi

Went for a midday run today. 70 degrees and sunny is nice, but too warm especially when I am used to running in 40-50 degree weather. I am really surprised that my time wasn't much slower. I felt like I needed to just plod along slowly in order not to overheat. Actually I felt really good on the way out, but it was after the turnaround that I really started to feel sluggish. Plus I ran the gravel road and there was new gravel. Kind of like running on marbles. Blech! Oh and I have been up since 4am because I went out turkey hunting this morning. Like I said, I am (happily) surprised at my pace.

  • Walking
  • 32m 52s

Warm up: walk 1 mile (16m 34s)
Cool down: walk 1 mile (16m 18s)

PF=1, NS=N

  • 1h 02m
  • 16.08 miles
  • 15.56 Mi/hr

Bike ride from home after getting off work at noon. I was a little concerned about how I would feel working out before lunch, but a granola bar and some gatorade and I was off. I had to change my route just a little when I realized I only needed to ride 16 miles to break 100 miles for the month. Yeesh, 100 miles is pitiful. But the weather and other busy life things have made just working out a challenge the last couple of weeks. Once June gets here I should hopefully be able to really up my bike miles.

As usual I planned the first part of the ride into the wind (and uphill too) and it was a bear! Then the downhill wind at my back section came next and it was glorious. Finished with a flat section with crosswind. I was able to keep my speed up pretty decent there too. I still really struggle when heading into the wind though. Wonder if that ever gets any better at all?

PF=1, NS=N

  • 47m
  • 1800.00 yards
  • 02m 37s /100 yards

And now for something completely different. Went to 5pm lap swim at the Y. I didn't feel like doing my workout of sets today. So I didn't take my watch and I just swam. I decided that I wanted to swim a mile continuously without stopping. I did three sets of 100y breaststroke and 400y front crawl then finished up with 300y of breast stroke. What is notible about today's swim is that this is the first time I have EVER swam 400y of front crawl all at once without rest. And this is important why? Well, that is the approximate distance (just a tad shy) of my first sprint tri this summer. I remember so clearly last November when I could not swim one entire lap without stopping.

So although I am still slow, progress is being made. Best of all, I felt really good swimming tonight. Nice and relaxed!!!! :)

I had fun swimming today.  Now that is weird!  LOL!

PF=1, NS=N

  • 46m 32s
  • 11.25 miles
  • 14.51 Mi/hr

Bike commute. Today was just about transportation to and from work. There was no get up and go in my body to do a workout. See comments below.

I only had to work in the afternoon today so I was able to do a full morning of turkey hunting.  I was out late with a work program last night so when I got up at 4am, I was running on about 5 hours of sleep.  This morning was a GREAT morning to be out in the woods.  Sunny, not too cold.  The turkeys were gobbling nonstop.  I saw 10 different turkeys at least and heard a couple other gobblers off in the woods.  It seemed as though there were turkeys everywhere.  My husband got a turkey around 8am.  I was working a gobbler around 11:15AM but couldn't get it to come into range before hunting hours end at noon.

Then back home and hopped on my bike to ride to work.  I was totally unmotivated.  It was now 1pm and I hadn't eaten anything all day and drank very little.   Same with the ride home (although I had eaten and rehydrated by then.  Just feeling blah.).  Rode straight home instead of my usual taking the long way home.   I was wondering how exercising would fit into my schedule during turkey season and I can see that it is going to be a challenge.  Turkey hunting is a BIG passion of mine and I'm just going to have to do what I can do as far as working out.  There are not enough hours in the day for everything.  All I want to do is maintain my fitness this month and then I can get back on track the end of May.  Oh, and I do have a 4 day backpacking trip coming up next week.  So that will be some good exercise even if not specifically triathlon related.

PF=1, NS=N


The annual month long spring sleep deprivation ritual continues.  Up at 4am to hit the woods for a couple of hours of turkey hunting before work.  Then off to work a little late so I had to do a little catch up at lunchtime.  Thus no time to workout at lunch.  Then left almost directly from work to go to a work related education program.  Got home around 10:30pm.  LONG DAY!

PF=1, NS=N

  • 36m 13s
  • 3.70 miles
  • 09m 47s /Mi

Lunchtime run outside. Since I missed my "long" run on Sunday and I had the time ("if you've got the money, honey"), I decided to do my "long" run today. Upped the mileage from 3.4 to 3.7. I felt REALLY good today (once I got warm, brrrr, cold outside). I love ending a run feeling like I could go on a lot longer. I guess the lesson of the week is never underestimate the power of rest. I had three days off from working out (not totally by choice either) and I felt so fresh during yesterday's swim and today's run. Cool beans!

  • Walking
  • 10m

Walking before and after run. Usually I walk longer, but it was so dang cold out today, I needed to move faster to stay warm.

PF=1 (well 2 in the a.m., see it almost always gets a little worse after swimming, huh?), but after my run, my foot felt great and all afternoon and evening too. 

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