Sunday, March 7, 2010

An excursion

I had a delightful lazy morning of late sleep and internet time-wasting, with the consequence that I only had time for a really short swim - I would really have liked to do longer, I have been swim-deprived, only it was coming up on 1:15 and I had to have time to eat and digest lunch/get home/get to Brooklyn for 4pm run with Liz and (possibly, depending on brunch vagaries!) Lauren.

Biked down to Chelsea Piers - it is a most beautiful day, actually 50F and sunny. I did feel that tight-in-the-chest sense of anxiety beforehand as I waited for the elevator to go downstairs - the fear association has been so intense that even thinking about putting on helmet and bike shoes basically has made my heartrate skyrocket over these last couple years! But as soon as I was riding, it was fine, and in fact for what may be the first time ever, on a congested day on that bike path, I did not have that horrible video-game things-flying-at-you-from-all-directions-at-top-speed feeling of panicky hypervigilance. Basically sabbatical has if not cured at least strongly mitigated my bicycle phobia - now I just need to find a way when I am not on sabbatical to stay on an even keel...

10 miles bike

Swim: 600 warmup (100 free, 50 stroke drill, for each stroke in IM order), then 2 x (100 IM kick, 100 IM drill, 100 IM swim) - 1200 total

If the weather is like this again tomorrow, I'll ride some laps in Central Park during the daytime and then go to the running class at 7pm at Chelsea Piers and have some kind of a swim there afterwards - this sounds good...

3 comments:

Wendy said...

Very good! I think perhaps enough training and happy bike experiences will take care of that heart rate issue!

Rainmaker said...

Central Park was awesome yesterday, hopefully the weather will remain the same for you this week so you can enjoy that ride!

ShirleyPerly said...

Great progress on the bike! Now to figure out how to remain on sabbatical permanently ;-)