…and I am not ashamed to admit it. We all have our strengths and weaknesses. And apparently rest days are my weakness, for now. In the past I had no trouble resting, take a day off and sing the song of You Need to Rest! I still believe it but now I feel like I can’t find a good workout to miss. My calendar is full of workouts! I go 7 days a week. My easy day is Friday with a swim only. But if I skip a part of a workout earlier in the week I add it to my Friday.
As of now Wednesday is a run only day. I focus on speed work that day. Friday is a swim only day. Saturday is my long run day and Sunday is my long bike ride day. So I can’t skip any of those. Monday I double up swim/spin, Tuesday is swim/run and Thurs is bike/run. How does one choose which one to drop? It’s like asking am mom which kid to take to Disney land….well, we all know the answer this mom will give: Take them all, leave me behind or get me a hotel with a swanky pool and a swim up bar. I’ll be there…. But really, I am in the building phase of my training and cannot afford (at least I feel) to cut anything right now. Eventually something will have to give and I will have to take a day off.
Today I did my long run: 7 miles. It was a good run despite the freezing temps. I find it takes me about 3 miles to get warmed up. Sometimes before I hit the 3 mile mark I am exhausted, my muscles are tight, sore and I’m straight up ready to stop. I never had this problem before. I first noticed it when I got here….very strange.
How long does it take you to get warmed up?
I’m trying to slowly gather things that I will need for the Half Iron and on that list was speed laces:
Yep, that is them. The directions were very complicated. I ordered them through Amazon but they were shipped from swimoutlet.com. If you haven’t checked them out you should…I love that site.
But I figured out how to get my old shoelaces out and the speed laces in…Whew! And Lazy Dog was very helpful…
I was going to leave it like this and give it a test run to see how they compared but then I decided while I was at it I might as well change them both out.
So here they are, speed laces. Apparently you need them for quicker T2 times and I can see how this will help enormously. I just have to get used to them. I will trim the ends, the tails hanging off to each side at the toe end, after I find the comfortable tightness. Today’s run was a wee bit uncomfortable. They were too tight. I need to loosen them up a bit. After my first run though I would say they are pretty cool and actually make for a nice, snug fit over the top of my shoe. It hugs my foot like never before.
And finally, the random picture of the day (as if the above ones weren't’ random enough): please excuse the huge wet dog nose smear on my windshield…
I know it is hard to read but it says “Speed Hump”. What? What ever happened to Speed Bump? In Washington it was the Honey Bucket (aka Porta Potty) here it is a Speed Hump.
What other weird things do I need to know before I move to your state? I hate being left in the dark.
Happy Saturday night!!! What are you up to? I’m rocking out to Guitar Hero!!!