Ugh, still sick, it is making me crazy! Just had some easy exercise - a warmup swim and a ride along the greenway path, which is flatter than Central Park though with some wind that makes for a pleasant harder stretch downtown.
It was a Jim Bolster warmup, left over from the early morning triathlete swim group!
200 free, 50 double-arm back, 200 free, 50 kick-drill fly, 200 free, 50 drill-swim back, 200 free, 50 breast
I did flip turns on all the free, and though I feel very clumsy and as though technique could be much improved, I think if I keep on doing 'em I will get the hang of 'em soon enough - certainly seems more doable than the last time I made a serious stab at it last summer...
(I also note that without my having consciously worked on it, something has happened to make for a marked improvement in the quality of floppy-elbowness that is targeted by finger-drag drill for freestyle. I have always had very rigid stiff arms in the recovery part of the freestyle stroke, though I rationally understand why easy floppiness is better; for some reason today I could really feel it being properly floppy, in a good way. Will do some more drill next week to try and retain and improve that feel.)
1000 yards swim
15 miles bike
My train to Philadelphia tomorrow morning (sister-in-law's baby shower, at the lovely Spring Mill Cafe in Conshohocken) leaves at 9:09 from Penn Station, which means leaving here by ten past eight; if I want to run first, I will need to be out the door by 6:30. I have as usual squandered my jet lag, but I may have held onto enough of it that this would be doable. I'll be home by 1:30 or so on Sunday afternoon, so there will be time for a bike ride and/or a run depending on how I'm feeling - I'm thinking that if I can stand it, I should do the serious bike ride up over the bridge and into the Palisades...