Swim
  • 45m
  • 1700.00 yards
  • 02m 39s /100 yards

Just swimming laps. I have a tiny bit of pool burnout going on right now. I figure if I can go at least once a week and do what I like, which is just swim, then I will get through this phase. Plus OWS season will be here soon! I like that!

So now that I moved swimming to Monday this week, I think I may move biking to Wednesday and running to Tuesday.  :)

Long day.  Up early to get a bunch of chores done.  Then made the trip to Cleveland to watch my niece (as part of her high school choir) sing the National Anthem at the Cleveland Indians ballgame.  Then afterwards my sister and I went and visited my mom for a bit.

I was going to bike tomorrow; but now I am thinking more towards swimming.  I have to get up earlier for swimming than for biking, but the weather is suppose to be rainy so switching Monday and Tuesday workouts make some sense.  Of course, I rarely do things that make sense.  ;)

Bike
  • 43m 36s
  • 11.24 miles
  • 15.47 Mi/hr

a.m. commute. 5.62 miles, 22:08, 15.2 mph average, perfect weather!

p.m. commute: 5.62 miles, 21:28, 15.7 mph average, muggy ride home, being chased by thunder, but it never did rain.

Run
  • 40m 58s
  • 4.27 miles
  • 09m 35s /Mi

6am Another predicted 90 degree day so up and out the door early. Didn't seem quite as humid as the other morning. I had a very nice run. There were 8 wild turkeys out feeding in one of their usual fields. Lots of wild flowers starting to bloom in the roadside ditches.

Sport #1
  • Stretching
  • 10m

Walking before and after run.

Sport #2
  • Walking
  • 17m 30s

Walking before and after run.

Worked all morning.  I need a nap.

Nap completed.  I feel better.  :)

Water temperature in Lake Erie is approaching 60 degrees.  With any luck, water temps will be warm enough to swim in without a wet suit in 2-3 weeks.  This is important since I don't have a wet suit and one is not in my budget.   Looking forward to getting out of the pool!

I'm going to start my bright white blank calendar off with a rest day.  I haven't had a true no workout day since last Wednesday.  Of course there is lawn mowing and flower planting to do if it doesn't rain. 

Bike
  • 46m 11s
  • 11.25 miles
  • 14.62 Mi/hr

a.m. commute. 5.62 miles, 23:17, 14.5 mph average.

p.m. commute. 5.63 miles, 22:54, 14.7 mph average.

Run
  • 39m 30s
  • 4.09 miles
  • 09m 40s /Mi

6am Going to be 90 degrees today, so off and running early. Still a bug free run. Deer flies are just starting to hatch so it won't be long before they'll be dive bombing me on my runs. Very pretty, but humid summery morning.

Sport #1
  • Stretching
  • 10m

Walking before and after run.

Stretching session too short. In a hurry as usual.

Sport #2
  • Walking
  • 13m 30s

Walking before and after run.

Stretching session too short. In a hurry as usual.

It would be really nice if weed wacking were good cross training for swimming or something.  My arms are pooped!

My legs felt fresh this morning after not running last week.  Too bad my upper body and core feels worn down from the weed wacking session yesterday.  More weed wacking tonight if it is not raining.

Bike
  • 46m 23s
  • 11.24 miles
  • 14.54 Mi/hr

a.m. commute. 5.62 miles, 22:23, 15.1mph average.

p.m. commute. 5.62 miles, 24:00, 14.0 mph average.

Sport
  • Stretching
  • 10m

Trying to be better about stretching. Short session before bed. Not great, but at least it's something.

Well I was going to leave the house early enough to do an hour ride before work, but about 4 different things happened during my morning "routine" that made me leave for work 15 minutes later than normal if I ride my short route.  So I just rode my short route.  I have way too much to do at home in the evening to be shifting workouts to the evening.  Life is kind of getting in the way at the moment, but at least I'm getting a little bit of exercise done.

Swim
  • 43m
  • 1500.00 yards
  • 02m 52s /100 yards

Warm up: 100y breast, 100y free.
50y free X 4. :59, :58, :56, :59.
100y breast
100y free X 4. 2:10, 2:12, 2:08, 2:12.
100y breast
400y free easy
100y breast

First time swimming since last week's post-swim disaster. I am really starting to feel the lack of pool time. My arms just get so tired and seem to have no stamina. The problem is that early mornings are really the only time I can get to the pool regularly. In the wintertime, it's not a big problem to get to bed by 9pm so I can get up at 4:30am. Now that it stays light outside so late, there are many outside farm chores to do and often we don't even eat dinner until 10pm. Early mornings are tough on that schedule. I may just have to accept my lack of swimming to some extent.

The other weird thing about today's swim was during my final set. I was going to do 500y of easy front crawl to finish, but about 350y into the set, my back started bothering some where I hurt it last week. So I quit the front crawl after 400y and finished with 100y breast stroke. Now why would swimming make my back hurt? I thought swimming was a good exercise for people with back problems. Ugh!

  • Health data: Sick: 2

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