Exercising my demons

Thursday - May 1

Bike
  • 45m
  • -----
  • -----

3:00 transition, then

Run
  • 20m
  • 1.75 miles
  • 11m 26s /Mi
Sport
  • Volleyball
  • 2h 00m

10:00am - Wow, a new month, a new mini-calendar in my blog, and I have a little green square coming up!  That can only mean...

"Kick the tires and light the fires big daddy."

"Boogity, boogity, boogity, boys. Let's go racin'!"

(Extra trivia points if you know the author and context of these quotes.)

My plan for the day:

  • 12:00pm - Spinning/running brick
  • 6:30pm - Volleyball

I'd love to run outside after spinning class, but I want to try my new running shoes one more time before deciding if I'm going to keep them or not.

1:30pm - Today's spinning class was an absolute bore.  The instructor just went through the same 2 minute series over and over again.  But afterwards I ran again in my new Zoot running shoes and they felt great, so I'm definitely going to keep them.

9:00pm - Volleyball tonight was pretty good.  For a good part of the night I did not really have a decent setter on my team, so my hitting was not great.  It was fun to play after taking a week off, though, and it was fun going out for drinks afterwards.

  • Health data: Sleep: 3 Stress: 3 Soreness: 3 Fatigue: 3 Hours slept: 6 Overall Workout: 3

Wednesday - April 30

Swim
  • 30m 02s
  • 1500.00 yards
  • 02m /100 yards

Time - Dist - Pace
09:54 - 500 - 01:59
10:08 - 500 - 02:02
10:00 - 500 - 02:00

1:00am - After dinner I fell asleep on the couch exhausted, so I missed my cycling.  I woke up around 11:00pm and dragged myself to bed, but then I could not sleep.  So, I got up and watched TV for a while before going back to bed.

8:00am - Since I missed my cycling last night I had hoped to do it this morning, but I overslept (again).  I have to leave work early today for an appointment, I'm teaching swimming class tonight and I have just enough time to do laps afterwards, so I guess the cycling just isn't going to happen.  At least I was smart though, and got my running in which is more critical for me.

10:00pm - Tonight we had our first swim class of the new session, and we have 14 students.  That means that I'll definitely have two teach two classes back-to-back instead of just one.  That means that I won't have time to do my own swimming afterwards, so I'll have to start swimming Wednesday mornings.  For tonight everyone came during the first time slot, so I was able to squeeze in 30 minutes of laps afterwards before they closed the pool.

  • Health data: Sleep: 2 Stress: 3 Soreness: 3 Fatigue: 2 Hours slept: 7 Overall Workout: 3

Tuesday - April 29

Run
  • 40m
  • 3.34 miles
  • 11m 59s /Mi

8:00am - This morning I had planned on running before going in to the office, but I accidently overslept.  So, the new plan for the day is:

  • 11:00am - Running
  • 7:00pm - Cycling

1:00pm - This morning I decided to head up to City Sports and check out the new Zoot Sports Ultra TT running shoes that they carry.  I tried them on in the store and they felt pretty comfortable, so I bought them and then took them to the gym to try them out on the treadmill.  I had to fiddle with how tight the speed lacing was, but they felt great.  I ran in them for 10 minutes without any socks, then switched back to my usual shoes with socks.  For my next run I'll run in them a bit longer, so that my feet get used to running without socks again.  Overall I was a bit fatigued since I didn't get much sleep last night, so I took it easy on the run.

  • Health data: Sleep: 2 Fatigue: 2 Hours slept: 5.5

Monday - April 28

Swim
  • 40m
  • 2000.00 yards
  • 02m /100 yards

Estimated distance based on 2:00 pace.

This morning I slept in because I'm still feeling a bit jetlagged, so I swam at lunch at the Boston Sports Club near my office.  I'm not sure of the pool length so I just estimated it based on my usual pace.

Sunday - April 27

Strength
  • 45m

Furniture moving

Our flight landed at 1:00am, by the time we got our luggage and left the airport it was 2:00am, and we got home at 3:00am.

Starting tomorrow my mother is having the hardwood floors in her house refinished, so we had to move all of her furniture into a storage unit in the driveway.  Just what I wanted to be doing with jet-lag and 5 hours of sleep!

Saturday - April 26

Run
  • 1h 00m
  • 5.15 miles
  • 11m 39s /Mi
9:00am - This morning I ran an out-and-back route along the American River Parkway for the last time, as we leave for home later today.  When I started out I was a bit chilly, but it quickly warmed up and by the time I turned around I was really hot.  It felt good to be out there, but overall I did not feel great.  Even though I've been on vacation this week has been quite tiring, and I just didn't feel like I had any gas in the tank today.

    Friday - April 25

    Swim
    • 30m 16s
    • 1500.00 yards
    • 02m 01s /100 yards

    3x500 EZ (9:57, 10:16, 10:03)

    9:00am - Lap swimming at the Sacramento YMCA.  I had a lane to myself for most of the workout, and only had to share with one other person for about 200 yards.

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