Exercising my demons

Framingham,MA 
Today
Partly Cloudy High 71FLow 60F
  • Temp: 70F
  • Hum: 71%
  • W: 8mph ENE
SATURDAY
Patchy rain nearby
High 77F
Low 54F
SUNDAY
Sunny
High 81F
Low 57F
MONDAY
Sunny
High 82F
Low 61F
TUESDAY
Sunny
High 88F
Low 62F

Wednesday - May 7

Swim
  • 45m
  • 2200.00 yards
  • 02m 03s /100 yards

Estimated distance based on time and typical pace.

7:30am - Plan for the day:

  • 12:00pm - Lap swimming at Boston Sports Club
  • 8:00pm - Teach swim class at YMCA

12:00pm - My work schedule got moved around, so I was able to swim at 11:00 with kateb876.  Today I focused on endurance - 1 set of 45 minutes (45 minutes = 2200 yards = 1.2 miles = HIM swim leg).  There were a few folks in the pool when I got there, so I had to swim in the unknown-length lane.

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

Tuesday - May 6

Bike
  • 1h 00m
  • -----
  • -----
Run
  • 42m 26s
  • 3.61 miles
  • 11m 45s /Mi

7:30am - Plan for the day:

  • 12:00pm - Spinning class (60 minutes)
  • 7:00pm - Running (40 minutes)

1:00pm - Got to spinning class (which is 45 minutes long) 15 minutes early and rode through the end of class.

8:30pm - For tonight's run I did some hill repeats on Indian Head Rd in Framingham.  It takes about 12-13 minutes to get there, I did about 15 minutes of repeats and then ran back home.  On the way home I could feel a bit of soreness in my left shin, presumably from the downhill sections.  But, with Timberman looming large on the horizon I need to work on hills, both cycling and running.

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

Monday - May 5

Swim
  • 41m 33s
  • 2200.00 yards
  • 01m 53s /100 yards

Time - Dist - Pace
06:56 - 400 - 01:44
07:29 - 400 - 01:52
07:39 - 400 - 01:55
07:57 - 400 - 01:59
07:44 - 400 - 01:56
03:49 - 200 - 01:54

Sport
  • Yard Work
  • 1h 00m

7:30am - I had planned on swimming before work today, but since it's going to be nice out I decided to come straight to the office and sneak out early.  My revised plan for the day:

  • 5:00pm - Yard work (that I didn't do over the weekend because of the rain)
  • 8:30pm - Lap swimming at the YMCA

6:00pm - Finally got the grass cut for the first time this season.  Over the winter my Dad bought me a new mower because mine was dying, and the new one works great.

9:30pm - Lap swimming at the "Y" tonight.  I had planned on doing 2000 yards, so I broke it up into 5x400 since I'm doing Sudbury this weekend which is a 400 yard pool swim.  For the first set I swam at my "race pace" and just barely beat last year's race time.  I'd like my speed to be higher, but in retrospect I've spent a lot more time swimming at an endurance pace than a sprint pace.

For most of the swim we had 3-4 people in the lane, of varying speeds.  I did not get held up too much, but I did get to practice passing others in the lane, which hopefully I won't have to use too much this weekend.  But, I was a bit conservative in estimating my seed time for the race, so we'll see.

By the time I finished my 5x400 I was not yet at 40 minutes, so I did an extra 200 to cool down.

  • Health data: Sleep: 4 Stress: 3 Soreness: 3 Fatigue: 3 Hours slept: 9 Overall Workout: 3

Sunday - May 4

Bike #1
  • 27m 04s
  • 7.11 miles
  • 15.76 Mi/hr

From home to start/end of TT course.

Bike #2
  • 59m 41s
  • 15.85 miles
  • 15.93 Mi/hr

Was supposed to be TT course (11.7 miles) but I missed a turn and got lost.

Bike #3
  • 25m 37s
  • 7.05 miles
  • 16.51 Mi/hr

From start/end of TT course to home.

12:00pm - Today I had planned on riding with some folks from the Landry's club, but they rescheduled the ride to later in the day because of the rain.  I didn't have the option of waiting, so I headed out on my own.  My plan was to ride to the start of a local time trial course where they race every Tuesday night and recon the course.  However, I got lost and missed a turn, so I ended up doing a few more miles than I had planned.  My pace was not great on the TT course (partly on account of the being cold, wet and lost) but on the way home the weather started to let up and I felt a bit better.

  • Health data: Sleep: 3 Stress: 3 Soreness: 3 Fatigue: 3 Hours slept: 7.5 Overall Workout: 3

Saturday - May 3

Run
  • 1h 07m 34s
  • 6.20 miles
  • 10m 54s /Mi
1:00pm - Good run today, took 2:30 off my 10k personal best.

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

Friday - May 2

Swim
  • 45m
  • 2250.00 yards
  • 02m /100 yards

Estimated distance based on time and typical pace.

8:30am - I've been slowly trying to work towards doing my workouts in the morning so I don't have to worry about getting them in later in the day, so this morning I swam before work.  They're renovating the men's locker room at the "Y", so I swam at the Boston Sports Club near my office.  There were already a few folks in the pool when I got there, so I had to swim in the shorter of the two lanes, the distance of which is unknown.  So, I just did a 45-minute straight swim and estimated the distance for logging purposes.  Towards the end I started to fade a bit, I'm guessing because I had not eaten anything yet.  I usually eat once I get to work, but I guess if I'm going to train in the morning I need to eat a little bit first.

Plan for the rest of the day:

  • 12:00pm - Lunch with Kate, Coach Vic and his wife who works in my office
  • 8:00pm - Trainer ride after I get the kids to bed.

9:00pm - I was pretty beat by the time I got the kids from school, cooked them dinner and got them to bed.  We'll see what the weekend brings.

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

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

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