winter

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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Thanksgiving Workout

Your Workouts for Thursday, November 28 Workout #1: Crazy Polar Bear Bippy-Freezing! Type: Other Description: Have fun, crazy lady! Pre-Activity Comments: WOW! That was cold! The 34th Annual Thanksgiving swim. I’m not sure why the tradition began.  The swim takes place at Duxbury Beach in Massachusetts (New England cold). Our swim location is a stone’s throw […]

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procrastination & BTTW*

Arriving to the pool at 5:45 is feat in itself.  For me, it means everything has to be packed and laid out and ready to go.  Fins, goggles, cap, water, nutrition bar, inhaler, towel – everything needs to be packed and at the back door. The alarm needs to sound at 5:10 – and I […]

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hill. repeat. hill.

“What goes up – must come down. And then go up and come back down, again.” 8 x :30 uphill surge (fast, focus on powering with your butt)/ 3:00 easy There may be something wrong with me.  I loved everything about this workout. It was cold. (34 degrees) I needed to layer up in my […]

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Running Mittens

Workout : Endurance Run Planned Duration: 1:20 Keep your pace exceedingly easy throughout “Exceedingly easy”is not my favorite.  I find it exceedingly hard to run exceedingly easy. For at least 5 of the 9 miles, I rationalized that this fact negated the entire assignment . I hate not following my coach’s directions more than I hate […]

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