Sunday, April 13, 2008

Checking in

A lot has happened since my last posting. I have been concentrating on swimming mostly. I found out that I am swimming with my hands going into the water upside down which slows me down. I am concentrating on putting my thumb in the water first. Just with that improvement I gained a few seconds in my 100 yard time.

My brother who is a former collegiate swimmer has been consulting me on some swim training. I am now in the middle of intervals. These are the 100 yard sets that make you want to puke if done correctly. It took me a few session till I got it right but I finally did it. I found out I can consistently hold a 1:50 per 100 yard. Over the next few sessions I will be aiming to improve that so I can claim myself a 1:45 swimmer.

Biking is starting outdoors with lunch rides really stepping up this week. It is supposed to be in the mid to upper 60's!!! After a long winter here in Wisconsin it will feel down right balmy!

Running I fell has been improving with the exception of one treadmill run. I have realized why I hate the treadmill. I ran on tuesday on the dreadmill at work and hurt for 3 days afterwards. I only ran a 5k on it. Well today I did a 5 mile run and it felt fine. I ran it faster and harder than the dreadmill run and when I was done felt like I could do it again. I didn't as I am going to go for a ride tomorrow at work. While I was out running today I was listening to a type of music that is completely foreign to me. After reading a post on ST I was directed to a website that had some free downloads of so called running music. They are called Podrunners from Dj Steve boy. I went with the 150 square one track. Holy shit! It was awesome! I am not really a techno fan but running to 150 beats per minute was great. IT really pushed me. goto the site and try one out. I downloaded all of them for the upcoming running training. Hopefully I can work up to the 180 V-tach workout.


Blogger jwm said...

if you want some inspiration.. the IMAZ live finish feed is on now..

Finally, I usually don't mind weather.. but this year is ridiculous.

Swim.. what ever you can do to get out of the water quicker/easier.. it's worth it.. (unless it costs you hours on the bike).

Keep it up. I'm rooting for you.


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