Got it done....it was cold as FRICK...ran 99% of the distance (very short walk in the middle)
Pretty good nights sleep last night for the first time in a while. Going to work outside in the semi-cold today in the N. Ga. mountains. Not looking forward to it...but HEY..there only a few folks that do what I do and they ain't the BEST. Hi...my name is Steve...and I am a Total Pu$$y...(crowd says...Hi Steve). I bailed on going to work at the N. GA. College softball field today because I am a total wuss. When I was a firefighter I hated the cold but was man enough to take it...now that I am retired...not so much. Have to go Friday and screw up a great weather day I could be running/riding in order to get something done I coule have done today.
Taking my stuff to run but it may have to wait until I get back home. Done. At the Suwanee Trail
Felt GREAT in the pool. Yes...I just typed that and I really mean it. I have seen other people put in their blog/thread that they finally "feel it". Being a pitching coach I understand this concept but have never felt that way with swimming. I have always had a natural stroke...I just hated the endurance part. Well, I think I am "feeling it" in that I am becoming more efficient with my stroke and the 50's that were kicking my tail have turned into 100's and even though the 100's hurt like crap...I can go again after 30 sec. instead of 2 minutes rest.
Went to see Dr. GoodHands...she is the frickin BEST. I am sure the swim this morning helped the back but she worked her magic and I feel like a million bucks...although I have a $100 body and a .10 cent brain...I still feel like a million. ;)
The Stretching was more about self preservation than a workout. I bagged the bike today because I put a minor strain on something in my back. I AM going to get it done later in the week but decided to lay low today and go see Dr. GoodHands tomorrow. Stretched for 20 and felt better and still get my Peachy Points.
Week 1 of "The Plan"
Today we have our Kick-off for our Tri Team...2009 Edition. Last year we had 43 people do their first Tri (including me). This year we are hoping for 75-80 First-Timers. It is going to be great to try and help some of these people change their lives.
Headed to the gym for spin class and a 20 min. treadmill migrane.
OMG...this instructor....UP---DOWN---SCREAM---RACE---SIT---SCREAM---STAND---SCREAM---REST (screamed that too).....I wish I could take a Mila or a Yanti class...(sigh)
Felt REALLY good to run. Went the 20 min. with no walk breaks. Along with my swimming I am really going to work at running the distances/time without breaks. I know how to pace myself off of those and I can do that if need be but I want to get back to running like I used to.
We shall see.
OK...OK...Let's not get carried away now....three times in the pool in one week.....Yes...I am...well... awesome, I suppose.
Really, I think my belief in "The Plan" from the marathon and the results are helping me have more faith in getting in the pool = results. The only thing I need to be a very good swimmer is endurance. I love to get wet...just don't like to go far.
Didn't get the bike in today but will in the A.M. (9:30 spin class) and a 20 run as well.
OK...I am going to cheat a little bit for the "Peach Challenge"....I know massage is classified in the "sports" category but come on people. Anything that good can't be called training...if it was I would go PRO. Surprised at how good I felt from a soreness and stiffness standpoint. I am sure that is about to change. Dr. GoodHands is absolutly the best. Case closed. Thanks again as usual.
I start my new PLAN tomorrow. "How to Kill a Friend in 32 40 Weeks + Taper" by Jonathan22.....J22 didn't think the original 32 weeks was enough, so being the great friend he is...well he added 2 FRICKIN MONTHS to the maddness merriment. Thank you "J" for being the kind person that you are. Jonathan you are a "harda$$" when it comes to training and I REALLY hope a ton of that rubs off on me over tha next 10 months....and YES I am very serious...I just have to type it, because if I say it out loud I am sure it might hurt. ;)
We SHALL see.