Sport #1
  • Stairmaster
  • 45m

3pm workout at the YMCA
Stairmaster, followed by 2 miles of walking on the treadmill, followed by stretching.

Sport #2
  • Stretching
  • 15m

3pm workout at the YMCA
Stairmaster, followed by 2 miles of walking on the treadmill, followed by stretching.

Sport #3
  • Walking
  • 30m

3pm workout at the YMCA
Stairmaster, followed by 2 miles of walking on the treadmill, followed by stretching.

DH and I headed out together to workout at the Y this afternoon.  Cold and snowy outside.  Had 5 inches of new snow overnight.  Has been snowing off and on all day.  Could see 4-8 inches more tonight, maybe, who knows with lake effect.   LOL!  I was hoping to run outside tomorrow, but I won't be able to if it snows a lot.  It's a death wish to try and run on the country roads with the snow plows out in force.  The Y is closed for Easter Sunday so right now the weather dictates if I workout tomorrow or not.

Swim
  • 40m
  • 1600.00 yards
  • 02m 30s /100 yards

5pm lap swim.
Warm up: 100y breast.
800y free. 18:37 (100y splits: 2:11, 2:22, 2:15, 2:22, 2:21, 2:21, 2:23, 2:22)
100y breast
pee break
500y free. 11:58 (100y splits: 2:24, 2:25, 2:22, 2:28, 2:19)
100y breast

Decompression swim after work. Did not do any specific workout except my swim coach did want me to swim 800y straight at least once a week in order to get ready for my 500y swim for this year's first tri.

And the BIG positive side of a late afternoon swim on Good Friday....... I had to pool to myself! Cool!

The day started out all whacky.  I set the alarm to get up and go to lap swim before work.  Must have bumped the volume on the clock radio because I slept right through the alarm.  When I finally did wake up, I could barely hear the radio playing.  Of course by then it was too late to go swim.

So I took all my swim stuff to work so I could leave directly from work to go swim.  I was a little late to lap swim this afternoon.  I thought I would be able to get out of work early, but my surgeries ran a little bit longer than anticipated.   I spayed the beagle that I am going to adopt from the APL today and she also had a small mammary tumor that needed removed.  I didn't know about it before hand so that added a little time to the procedure.

Been snowing off and on all day and I don't think the temps ever got out of the 20's.  We are still under a lake effect snow warning through tomorrow.  That means we can get anywhere from zero inches to a foot of snow.  So far we've dodged the bullet pretty good.  Probably got about 4-5 inches yesterday, but most of it is melting because the ground is so warm.  The snow just barely covers the grass.  The roads are all ice and snow though.  Yuck!

As I type this, the Cleveland Indians have played 5 innings of their home opener and are in a snow delay.  Egads!

I'm blowing off swimming today.  Yep that's right!  I don't do this very often, but I'm going to take the liberty of doing it today!  Minor reasons: I'm due for a rest day.  I swam 4 times last week so if I only swim twice this week it will even out my usual 3X's/week.  Aunt Flo just came for her monthly visit.  The major reason though is that we got several inches of snow last night.  It's still snowing and the roads are horrible.  I made the drive to the pool in snowy slippery weather all winter long and you know what?  I am sick of making that drive in bad weather.  Plain and simple.  If the drive were just a few miles, it would be different, but it's 15 miles of slip and slide.  I am not going and you can't make me.  ;)  ;)

Run
  • 33m 12s
  • 3.50 miles
  • 09m 29s /Mi

Lunchtime run. 35 degrees. 22mph wind with gusts over 35mph. Ice pellets coming down. No, sorry, coming sideways. Lovely! Not! Even with the lousy weather, I felt really good on this run. Good thing I ran, because a client brought in a tray of fresh homemade Easter candy. Oh that is yummy stuff!

Sport #1
  • Stretching
  • 10m

warm up: walk 7 mins
cool down: walk 4 mins
Bad me. Light on the walking and stretching with my run. That's what happens when trying to squeeze a workout into the lunch period. I'll try to do more stretching this evening before bed (if I can remember prior to watching the backs of my eyelids).

Sport #2
  • Walking
  • 11m

warm up: walk 7 mins
cool down: walk 4 mins
Bad me. Light on the walking and stretching with my run. That's what happens when trying to squeeze a workout into the lunch period. I'll try to do more stretching this evening before bed (if I can remember prior to watching the backs of my eyelids).

Spring in the northern U.S..  75 degrees yesterday.  Today, 35 degrees and raining ice pellets.

Looks like I might have a new beagle (since we lost our old one this past summer).  Don't know for sure yet, but she's at the clinic right now.  She's been at the local animal shelter since late February.  One of the other vets at the shelter wanted to have her euthanized since she has heartworms and thought she was showing symptoms.  I did a quick check today and thought she looked pretty good.  She's middle aged though (maybe 5-6 years?  who knows for sure?).  I'm going to keep her at the clinic a bit and treat her for heartworms.  If all goes well, then she'll go home with me.  She is definitely a cute sweet beagle.

Swim
  • 1h 00m
  • 2200.00 yards
  • 02m 44s /100 yards

6am lap swim.
Warm up: 100y breast, 100y free.
200y kick
200y pull (first 100 normal stroke, second 100 armpit drill)
50y free X 10 w/ 20s rest. 1:02, :58, :58, :58, :59, :59, :59, :59, :59, :59
50y breast
50y free w/ fins X 4 w/ 15s rest. :42, :41, :41, :41
50y breast
50y free w/ fins X 4 w/ 15s rest. :41, :41, :41, 42
100y breast
100y free X 4 w/ 20s rest. 2:10, 2:09, 2:09, 2:09
Cool down: 100y breast

Working on new stuff. My 50y times were slower than last week, but my 100y times were the same? Must not have been working as hard on the 50y sets. LOL!

Run
  • 29m 32s
  • 3.01 miles
  • 09m 49s /Mi

6:30am Gravel road run as the sun was rising. Just another beautiful spring morning and thankful to be able to enjoy it with a run.

Sport #1
  • Stretching
  • 10m

Warm up: walk 0.9 miles
Cool down: walk 0.9 miles and stopping to talk to the neighbor on a beautiful sunny morning!

Sport #2
  • Walking
  • 28m

Warm up: walk 0.9 miles
Cool down: walk 0.9 miles and stopping to talk to the neighbor on a beautiful sunny morning!

In the past 16 hours, I've done a swim workout, a bike and a run.   That's kind of cool.

I'm just soaking up this weather right now because we might get snow later in the week.  I was just getting used to the warm weather too.  Oh well, spring in northeastern Ohio.

Bike
  • 29m 53s
  • 7.57 miles
  • 15.20 Mi/hr

HA! 6:30pm. Snuck in a ride around the block after the thunderstorm and before the sun went down.

Swim
  • 1h 00m
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My second private swim lesson. The new thing we worked on today was how I am pulling under water. I was keeping my arms way out to the side and not pulling underneath my body. I guess I've heard so much bad stuff about people crossing over with their stroke that I was going too far the opposite direction.

So my lats and arms are pooped right now! Good stuff!

Whoo Hoo!  I got a short ride in anyways!  :)  :)

I wanted to ride my bike some today.  Of course it rained all morning.  Then was dry from when I left to do errands and my swim lesson.  Now I am home and a thundershower is almost here.  Someday I'll get back on the bike!

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