A run in the park

Day 39: swimming & running Today started out with a swim. 1200 yards with 3×200 intervals with rest periods of 20 seconds between each intervals. I got a late start to the morning so I changed things up a bit and scrapped the intervals and just swam 1225 yards straight. …

Same old, same old

Day 37: Nothing to see here Nothing interesting on day 37. More swimming and running. My pace felt good, especially in the pool. I was discouraged because I didn’t get a good night’s sleep so I try bought my swim times would suffer. Amazingly they didn’t. I swam a 2:18/100 …

Long Sunday

Day 35: Long Day Another Sunday in the books. Today’s plan was 1600 yards in the pool and a 10 mile run. Sunday’s are my swim coaching, but I decided to get to the pool early to knock out some of my training sets. The main emphasis was a 1000 …

Time is not on my side

Day 33: A Missed Double Friday’s program called for a 1100 yard swim that included 3-200 yard intervals swam at “race pace” with 20 second rest periods between each interval. It also called for a 4.5 mile run including hill sprints.¬†Friday was also Holden’s class field trip to Ano Nuevo …

Wednesday Doubles

Day 31: Doubles Today was a good day. On the schedule was an 1100 yard swim, including 8-50 yard intervals, and a ¬†4.5 mile run with hill sprints. When I woke up I wasn’t thrilled about the idea of jumping in the pool. Even though I had slept well and …

Swim & run

Day 25: The pool felt good this morning. Slowly I’m starting to enjoy swimming. I was explaining to someone earlier that both in running and cycling I know how I’m doing just by feel; I know my spinning cadence, or running heart, or pace. Without looking at my watch or …

Sunday Doubles

Day 23: Swimming & Running Sunday is a difficult day. It’s difficult both because it requires a lot of effort, and because that effort requires a lot of time. This is at odds with having a family.   Weekends belong to the family, and squeezing in two relatively long workout …

Bricks

Day 21: Swim/Bike Brick Workout Today is day 21 on my 16-week training program. I’ve officially hit 3 weeks of training. I don’t count rest days so this is 3 actually weeks worth of days in which I’ve trained. There’s no doubt I feel the effect of my training. While …