training

My happy pace

Wednesday December 18, Workout #2: Base Run with Drills Planned Duration: 0:55 Description: 15 min gradual warm-up Base effort throughout End with 4 x (:15 skipping/ :15 jog/ :15 grapevine/ :15 jog)  Post-activity comments: This is my happy pace. I love this. When I run like this (without a watch) I think to myself about a […]

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All in a winter’s swim

5:00 am: Wake up. Check the pool website.  Yes! The pool is open for morning swim.  5:05 am: Tip toe downstairs in the dark. Praise the joy of a remote car starter. Oh, right…the car is covered in half a foot of new snow. First workout: shovel to and remove snow from car. 5:25 am: […]

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For the love of gore-tex

Treadmill, oh how I loathe thee. My sister has trained for whole marathons on a treadmill. I have no idea how.  4 minutes into a treadmill run and I’m looking for my escape. If there’s even a faint possibility of being able to run outside (reasonably safely) in the winter, I seize it. Luckily, I’ve collected a […]

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23 degrees and a bike

23, that’s it. It wasn’t going to get any warmer today. The coach declared today a bike day and the trainer was waiting. It takes me several private pep talks to overcome my frozen inertia. Workout #1: Bike Planned Duration: 1:05 15 min gradual warm-up  ←this was funny… there was no chance of a “rapid warm-up”. […]

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Monday morning swim, not.

The 5:10 alarm was unwelcome this morning. The bed was warm and cozy and begging me to stay.  The grinding sound of the salt trucks gave me hope…maybe a school cancellation…? Then the pool would be closed.  No luck. The driving wasn’t too bad. I was happy to see that the parking lot was just […]

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She hits the wall

Today’s workout: humility In previous posts, I’ve presented some of my initial challenges with swimming on my back: Does your neck hurt when you do that?  I’ve also celebrated my progress and ability to predict the end of the pool by watching ceiling tiles: Procrastination & BTTW Today, my neck was in a great position. […]

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