Sunday, September 15, 2013

2 weeks down, 100 to go....

I have successfully completed two weeks of my Ironman training program.  Sorry I haven't posted anything, but I haven't had anything amusing to say, so I didn't bother.  And I really don't have anything to say in this post, except I think my coach is trying to kill me.  She already has me swimming almost a this rate, by the time we get to the actual race, I'll be able to swim to Cuba and back (take that, Diana Nyad!)

The only other news is that our container shipment from Germany has finally made it to American soil, which means I'll finally have my triathlon bike, so I can ride something (faster) than my mountain bike.
Oh, and the body fat scale, so I can show you just how fat I am...<sarcasm font> YAY!!!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

My first swim workout, AKA "Shamu swims laps"

Today, as the title of this post so eloquently pointed out, was my first swim workout in over a year.  After getting clarification from Coach M. on a few things (what the hell are easy odds and :30RIs?) I hit the pool with 'lil miss in tow (ok, not literally in tow, although that would be fun for her in little dinghy or something...but I digress).  She went to the daycare at the gym, which, by the way is the greatest value EVER.  $20 bucks a month for unlimited (two hours at a time) babysitting.  The only catch is that I have to actually be at the gym during those two hours....Still, I'm thinking of just taking her up there and I'll sit in the lobby and surf the 'net....or I could lift weights...nah, I'll surf.

Anyways, back to the workout.  Coach M set up my workout today for a total of 1200 yards, including a 200 warm up and a 100 cool down, with intervals of varying intensity and length in between (I'm not going to tell you my exact workouts, cuz I'm paying good money for them...but I can recommend a superstar coach if you're interested).

As I previously stated, I don't think I had swam 200 yards in the past year, let alone 1200!  But, I managed to get through the whole thing in a shade over 30 minutes...I'm sore as hell, and I think someone from SeaWorld tried to harpoon/net me, but other than that...good workout.

Ok, back to your regularly scheduled lives.