"What distinguishes those of us at the starting line from those of us on the couch is that we learn through running to take what the day gives us, what our body will allow us, and what our will can tolerate."
John Bingham, runner
Tues 27 Apr 10
Swim: completed 1000m swim test.
Coach has my time. I felt slow, nervous, dis-organised, out of breath. I calmed myself. Relaxed in the water. Tried to remember TI stroke tips. I am proud of myself for completing the test. 40 laps - longer than I've ever swum continuously before.
It's tough to swim so late at night. I was wakeful until past 1:00 a.m. Plus it's a balance to find the right dinner, early enough so I don't have a stomach ache during the swim.
Soreness: some delayed soreness from cycling on Sunday
Mental Focus: Productive and focused during the day.
Wed 28 Apr 10 - Nathaniel turns 11! Take the day off from work.
6 hrs sleep
Core Performance: Done
Thursday 29 April
A little tired today. Did Core body work following the Endurance program. Will need to find substitutes for strength training moves requiring a machine, like the cable rows and stuff. And I need heavier dumbbells.
Skipped rope for cardio. Will do a little more on the dog walk tonight.
Glad to have a three-day weekend. Long live the Queen.
Tomorrow: time to put the planning pieces together for the next 20 weeks.
second run: tempo
6.8k (1 warm up & cool down, 5k on pace - between 7:09 and 7:20. walked the last k at 9 to rest my hip flexor.