Thursday, July 16, 2009
Lot's of stuff going on in my head this week. In no particular order....... Conjugal visit: Cross your fingers but I think I get a conjugal visit this weekend. My hubby's ship is supposed to be in Port Angeles Saturday and Sunday. The plan is drive up Saturday and spend the night. Come home Sunday. Cross your fingers. This changed two times already and I can't take the emotional roller coaster anymore. Up (excited), down (pissed). Speed work: Tuesday's speed workout was psycho (in a good way). I love speed work. It's my absolute favorite workout hands down. I'm too lazy to run down the details and I'm sure none you you care about it as much as I love doing it so I'm sparing you ;) In a nutshell I did TEN MILES total = w/up, plyos, core circuit, 4 x 1 mile, 3 x 400 The runner's high ran into the next day. OWS: This week I have been swimming like a fish. Triathlon season is full force so I have lots of people to swim with. I have swam twice at the lake this week already. It's my new favorite spot apparently. SEALS training: Besides the OWS I went to the pool yesterday to work on my open flip turn. This is new to me and it taking work to get it. I can do freestyle flips, but the butterfly and breaststrokes are different. It's weird to have to think about technique again. I'm liking it though! Also working on the breaststroke. Honestly, I have no idea what I look like. I've had a couple of college competitive swimmers give me tips but clearly not my best stroke. Also, on the pull ups front - I've been hitting that pull up bar like an animal. Those take so much work! I am going to hit three by August 8th if it kills me. Tri-bug: I have totally caught the tri bug but there isn't anything I can do about it right now. It's all about the marathon for me until October. I found this little piece of sweetness and I'm so down. I think I had a little bit of an orgasm while watching the video of the bike pre-ride. Bike course looks low on the technical scale. Portland peeps -- WHO'S DOWN for 2010?? Just watch a few minutes. Questions for the peanut gallery: Do any of you get massages? I'm thinking of getting one. How do they affect your endurance training? Do you recommend them? Tonight schedule: core circuit, hill repeats.