Monday, July 23, 2012

Back To The Pool & Thank Goodness I Did Not Drop Any Kids Off

Woke up this morning around 5:40. I did not set an alarm but I was hoping I would wake up early to get my swim workout in before Amanda headed to the AEA. I wrote up my training plan for the week to keep on pace for another 70.3 distance race. I have one in mind for August 19th, but I have not confirmed or signed up yet. I want to see how I am mentally and physically this week before making any decisions.

I was tired from the run yesterday. My legs were a little sore, but it felt good to be back in the pool. I had a 3200 yard swim workout today and it felt good to just turn the brain off and swim.

I had stomach issues this morning and was hoping that I would not have to make an emergency exit from the pool. I am happy to report no kids were left in the pool this morning.

The pool was packed again this morning. It is not going to be long before I am back at it at 5 am swimming. Hard to believe school starts soon. I will have to get my workouts completed in record time when that time comes.

Warm Up
100 Free @ 1:46
100 Pull @ 1:49
100 Kick w/ board @ 2:00

1200 yard swim with paddles @ 21:36 - I felt like I was swimming much faster than this. Not sure if I lost count or just slowed down in the middle. This was a good workout for my shoulders.

100 Kick Recovery @ 2:02

6 x 100's with 30 second rest intervals - I added two sets to this part of my workout. I usually stop at 4, but today I felt like pushing my mind and body a bit.

1:26, 1:26, 1:27. 1:25, 1:23, 1:25(the last two I had 40 second rest)

1 minute rest

6 x 50 with 30 second rest intervals @ :40, :40, :41, :41, :40, :40

1 minute rest

6 x 25 with 15 second rest intervals @ :19, :19, :20, :19, :20, :19

150 Kick set @ 3:02(legs starting to cramp)

200 free cool down @ 3:27

200 pull cool down @ 3:33

I ate a Honey Stinger Waffle before the swim as I did not have much time to eat before swimming. My stomach has been on edge since the run yesterday so I did not want to eat much. I did drink a bottle of water during the workout to work on hydration.

Total Swim Time: 53:58
Total Yards: 3200

I am trying to eat more clean and simple. I also am trying to work on keeping the body properly nourished so that when I do train I won't have to worry about not being prepared. I have started to journal about many things to see what glitches I have in my system. I hope to discover some answers over the next few weeks.

I keep reading Thrive and it is really changing my thoughts on eating and hydration. I plan on trying out a few ideas this week to see how I respond. Also thinking about Advocare and getting my nutrition needs back in alignment.

Hopefully I can get in a bike ride tonight. I am going to ride at an aerobic pace to begin to teach my body to burn the fat stores more efficiently. I think one of my problems with my training is not enough slow/aerobic paces in my runs and bikes and therefore my body burns glycogen and has not had time to  learn how to burn fat stores properly. I think this could be something that can help me out in training and also in my races. I don't do too many training sessions at aerobic pace levels. Perhaps this is something I need to key in on. I need to buy a new HR monitor as mine has disappeared. When this arrives this will help me key in on my proper levels. I need to study up on using HR as a training guide.

GETTING IT DONE! is still in pursuit. We all have ups and downs. I feel like I am down for some reason, but I know that this is all part of the plan. I am learning more about my body and nutrition than ever before. It will all pay off at some point. I look forward to that day.
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