Thursday, May 13, 2010

Triaspirational bliss

At one point in the early evening Lauren and I looked at each other with our eyes as big as saucers and imagined how unbelievably fit we would be if we basically just spent all day every day at Chelsea Piers...

Anyway, it was a very good workout. I rode my bike down and got started jogging on the track - had done just under a mile when Lauren arrived and we went outside to do the 30-minute "cadence" workout prescribed in her training plan. (For the record, Lauren's high-cadence pace is my toiling pace, it was hard work! I am logging it at 4 miles total.)

Then we swam for an hour. I was doing FIVES...

Warmup: 5 x 100 with fourth lap stroke (alternating back and breast)

5 x 100 on 2:15 as (to adopt the appealing mode of notation that I had in my head as I was swimming it)

FR-FR-FR-FR
FL-FR-FR-FR
FR-BK-FR-FR
FR-FR-BR-FR
FR-FR-FR-FR

5 x 100 on 2:15 as

FR-FR-FR-FR
FL-BK-FR-FR
FR-BK-BR-FR
FR-FR-BR-FR
FR-FR-FR-FR

5 x 100 IM on 2:30

Then 4 x 50 stroke down, free back in IM order on c. 1:10

2200 yards total

Then we went to the very good yoga class - I was dripping with sweat, it is hot work (it is not "hot yoga"!). Very, very enjoyable - I am going to try and make a habit of yoga this summer, too.

Rode home in the last of the daylight. A highly satisfactory afternoon.

5 comments:

Wendy said...

But if you spent all day at CP, when would you have the energy to write??

Brent Buckner said...

Stretching, resistance training, endurance training, interval training, lactate threshold training, drills....

Yeah, it's enough to keep one busy.

Today's wordver: statt

Danielle said...

Sometimes I fantasize about having all day to work out, but then I realize I am too lazy to actually do that if I had the chance...

Aimee (I Tri To Be Me) said...

Wow..nice job on the swim workout!

About 2 months ago I discovered this great yoga class at my gym. I tentatively went to a class and now I go every week...I love it!

Black Knight said...

Impressive workouts, you worked hard. Congrats.