Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Puddles and a smile

Between the hours of 8:30 AM and 11:50 AM, I managed to make a run to PetSmart for two 40-pound bags of dog food and a sack of rawhides, swim an 1800 meter taper swim (my last before Sunday's race), bike a short 14-mile ride and return a phone call to my father. Now that's what I call a productive morning!

PetSmart, the swim (workout below) and the phone call were all uneventful. The bike--not as much. My chain was offline before I left the driveway and the rain started coming down before I'd left the neighborhood, but I was determined to get that ride in. Thankfully, the rain was mostly light and intermittent until the last five miles; but those last five were wet and wild! I arrived home with rain streaming out of my helmet, puddles in my shoes, and a smile on my face.

Today's workout:
1800 meter taper swim (workout to follow)
14-mile bike: 769 calories burned, max speed 37.2

Swim workout #12 (1800 m, taper)

Warm Up (500)
500 Free, easy

Set 1 (300)
300 Kick, choice

Set 2 (300)
300 Pull

Set 3 (300)
300 Backstroke down, Free back

Set 4 (200)
100 Fly down, Fly kick back
100 Breast

Cool Down (200)
200 Free, easy

1 comment:

  1. To use free weights while you are balancing on the ball. As you work out on the ball, you use more muscles than you would while doing the same exercises without the use of the ball. This helps you to practice various abdominal exercise and thus will keep you interested in the workout regime.