Today, I had a brick workout of swimming and running. Didn't turn out too well but I made the best of it. As my coach Chris Hauth says, "It's not about doing all of it everyday. It's about doing something each day."
I got to the pool a bit later than I would like, but still had plenty of time for my 3500 yard swim. The workout was:
400 swim - 200 kick - 200 pull
3x (2x125 aerobic + 75 really fast) - 15 sec rest after each 125
then 600 pull
3x(2x100 FAST + 50 ez ez ez) - 10 sec rest after each 100
I put my ear plugs in, swim cap on and goggles. I took a single step into the water and it happened. A very large contingent of 13 year olds, very squealy, and very loud, doggie paddling human buoys suddenly appeared in the water. The saturation point was too much to slalom through.
The picture doesn't do it justice. I tried a few lengths but they seemed to purposely try to paddle in front of me giving a quick "sorry" each time. It seemed that once one said it, they all started to repeat it in some kind of maddening cacophony that was on endless repeat. For some reason I thought of the little green aliens from Toy Story 2.
I realized I was spinning my wheels, so I bailed for home.
In an effort to try to drain the puppy of some energy, The Boss and I decided to try to bike with her around the neighborhood. I rode my inexpensive mountain bike. The puppy did great, even pulling me along for most of it. Yes, she pulled me! And I'm talking about some hills no less. After the first loop, my front tire suddenly depressurized. I just had new inner tubes put in right before I got my Felt road bike. I never even rode it! The funniest thing is, they were supposed to be puncture resistant. . .
I was pressed for time and couldn't do the full sixty-five minute easy run, so I did what I could, which ended up being thirty five minutes.
Look at this! It is the sidewalk that I tripped on the other night. No wonder!
"Two roads diverged in a wood and I - I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference." - Robert Frost
That is it for now. Until tomorrow my friends.