• 1h 22m 54s
  • 8.08 miles
  • 10m 16s /Mi
  • 1h 02m
  • 2400.00 yards
  • 02m 35s /100 yards

Kick drills slow me down...big time.

But the rest of the swim went great. I did a series of sprint and endurance drills, 1200 yards in all. At 1000 yards I was thinking "Wow, this kind of sucks..." and then I realized I'd never swam 1000 yards HARD before! That made me feel GREAT!

I also did my fastest 100 clocking in at 59 seconds.

Had Roy record me today and I saw two big problems. 1) I drop my head, which has to slow me down. Apparently I am studying my belly button while I swim. 2) I have noodle arms. I need to get some strength in my frame and bring my elbows up. I'm going to send the video to a girl who is helping me (thankee) and see what she sees.

  • 1h 30m 23s
  • 20.62 miles
  • 13.69 Mi/hr
  • 1h 07m
  • 6.10 miles
  • 10m 59s /Mi

Sucky sucky run! My legs just felt heavy and tired the entire time. Plus, I have to say, The Extra Mile Podcast is PAINFULLY boring! I mean shoot me in the head boring. Who CARES about the woman who recorded 15 minutes of stuff and then looked down and it wasn't recording? And why does she have to record it onto a podcast submission and tell us about it four times? And why doesn't Adam EDIT THAT OUT? Who gives a flying fart through a rolling donut? I was listening to the episode I was actually interviewed on (while running with a friend) and I couldn't even GET to my interview because the dipsy doodle woman before mine was so boring I actually went back and listened to Wait Wait Don't Tell me a SECOND TIME!

  • 1h 23m 33s
  • 8.03 miles
  • 10m 24s /Mi
  • 1h 07m 55s
  • 2400.00 yards
  • 02m 50s /100 yards

Distance 2400yd
Pool length 25yd

Warm up

• 8 x 25yd Freestyle Swim (even pace), rest 0:10 / 25yd
• 4 x 50yd Kick, free, pull, free

Build up (repeat 4 times)

• 1 x 25yd Zip-up with kickboard and fins, rest 0:10 / 25yd
• 1 x 25yd Single Arm with kickboard and fins 6 x left, 6 x right, rest 0:10 / 25yd


• 8 x 25yd Freestyle Swim (1 to 4 progressive, 5 to 8 progressive...), rest 0:15 / 25yd
• 4 x 100yd Any Stroke (continuous), rest 0:30 / 100yd
• 4 x 50yd Freestyle Kick with fins, rest 0:15 / 50yd
• 4 x 25yd Freestyle Swim, rest 0:30 / 25yd

Warm down

• 2 x 50yd Freestyle Easy, rest 0:15 / 50yd
• 8 x 100yd relaxed Free

  • 3h 34m 16s
  • 18.34 miles
  • 11m 41s /Mi

So after yesterday's ride and short brick run, my legs were feeling pretty good. I didn't have to spend the last ten miles out of the saddle because of a painful hoo-area, and was actually feeling pretty darn buff. So today I decided that my legs just had NOT had enough torture for one weekend and thought "Well I'll go out and just run as far as I feel like it, and when I feel I can't run any more Roy can get the car and I'll go home." Of course I should know myself better than that by now. My long run for the week was 18 miles and the "Freak Tory" is not going to NOT do 18 miles, by GOD! 88th I figured I'd just cut over to Starbucks and do about six miles. At 116th I thought nine miles might suffice so maybe I'd just do that. But would I stop? No, my inner freak kept going. Turned around at ten miles, back towards 116th, figured that would be 14 and would be "enough" but no. Decided to run it in to Haggens and call it a day, figuring that would be around 17...but if I was THAT close, why wouldn't I just run past half a mile and run back. Somehow Dude (Garmin) paused himself at mile 17.17 so when I looked down a bit later and it was STILL 17.17 I grrrrred, turned him back on and kept going for a total of 18.34.

My legs and I have filed a legal separation. I tried to coax them back into the house with an hour long soak in the tub and a german chocolate brownie, but no. I think a divorce is pending.

I think tomorrow shall be a rest day....

  • 2h 52m 59s
  • 38.51 miles
  • 13.35 Mi/hr
  • 21m 13s
  • 2.20 miles
  • 09m 38s /Mi

  • RACE DAY: Skagitt Valley Tulip Run
  • 55m 13s
  • 5.33 miles
  • 10m 22s /Mi

Slow wet run. It's always such a bummer the day after a REALLY nice day when it rains. It's like "No FAIR!!!"

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