Saturday, June 29, 2019

Friday, Saturday

Friday: 1hr as 1:1
Saturday: 90 mins with 30 as 1:1, 40 as 3:1, 20 as 1:1 - good workout for an extremely hot day

Thursday, June 27, 2019


Wednesday was non-run day and I didn't swim, slept very badly and decided it was legit to roll straight into working on my poor neglected overdue essay. Minor neighborhood walking.

Thursday: 1hr as 1:1. The weather this week has been pretty disgustingly hot!

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Sunday-Tuesday catchup

Sunday: rest day for travel.
Monday: 1hr as 1:1 (took forever to get myself out of the house - basically just hugely relieved to be HOME!)
Tuesday: 1:08 with 20 as 1:1 to open and close, work segment as 2-2-4-2-6-2-4-2-2-2. Not particularly hot but grotesquely humid.

Tomorrow is now a non-run day, will swim at Columbia in the 9-10am slot.

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Wednesday-Saturday catch-up

Wednesday was my big day in San Antonio, all went really well, tiring but exhilarating. It's been a bit overwhelming to be traveling again, I really didn't have the underlying wherewithal, so though it's super to see my brother and fam (and new house and new PUP!), I am sort of in a state of collapse - can have much of today to myself, am basically intending to huddle in bed at the hotel with the do not disturb sign on the door....

Thursday: v good 1hr as 1:1 along the Riverwalk, then bus (still v sweaty, ugh) to Austin and a day hanging with Jack and Monte at the house.
Firday: 1hr as 1:1, also very beautiful, down Waller from my hotel and along the hike-bike path along the river, with very beautiful wildflowers and flowering trees.
Saturday: 75 mins, start and close with 20 as 1:1, middle as 5-2-4-2-3-2-2-2-1-2 faster/walking recovery.

There's a quite nice (small but rectangular) pool at the hotel, definitely hoping to take a dip while I'm here, and a yoga studio across the street that I am also considering, though it may be that down time (and a bit of work - I need to type up interview notes from the other day, really that's best done same or next day but it truly hasn't been possible) will be wiser.....

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Rainy Tuesday

1hr as 1:1. The air is disgustingly wet!

Monday, June 17, 2019


Did basic PT beforehand (just exercises and stretch, no ball release).

Really nice swim!

1200 as follows:

200 swim, 200 kick on back, 200 drill (RaLaCuBa), 200 as 100 fly drill, 100 alternating double-arm and full back
300 as 100 easy free, 2 x 25 fast with 20 seconds rest
100 as 50 back, 50 free

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Saturday, Sunday

Perfect longer one Saturday: 90 minutes, with opening and closing 20 as 1:1 and in the middle 50 as 4:1 (a personal favorite).

Sunday: 1hr as 1:1. Muggy, but I felt that I was moving well. Nothing hurt!

Friday, June 14, 2019


1hr as 1:1, really beautiful weather, sunny and cool/breezy. Had some sciatica-type stuff along back of leg later yesterday, probably slightly overdid it on the swim, and I could still feel it a bit hobbling down the hill to the park this morning, but it warms up quickly....

Thursday, June 13, 2019


Really enjoyed that, only regret is that it is a tease and the system won't be fully entrenched until September!

1250 yards: 100 free, 100 back, 400 alternating 100 pull 100 kick on back, 2 x 100 IM with fly drill and double-arm back, 2 x 100 RaLaCuBa (right arm, left arm, catch-up, free back down), then 2 x 100 on 2:30 with 3rd 25 faster, 50 back to cool down.


Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Tuesday, Wednesday

Tuesday's 1hr as 1:1 was much more enjoyable than Monday's. Rainstorms Monday night and some significant cooling-down; Tuesday morning was cool and gusty and overcast, much more suitable. And I found a better route that let me do an actual out and back - nicer than parking lots.

Got home safely, hard to get out the door this morning but I did finally, and nice Wednesday workout as follows:

20 min easy as 1:1, 1/2/3/4 faster with 1 min easy, 1/2/3/4 faster with 2 min easy, 20 min easy as 1:1

Trying to maintain a positive attitude about how soon I have to travel again!

Monday, June 10, 2019


Sunday rest day was good, I finally got to sleep in a bit and I actually put down the mat and did my PT, woo-hoo!

Monday: 1hr as 1:1, the airport hotel is in a little industrial park, a bit of a mental strain to eke out a full hour but it is preferable to running on the treadmill, so I can work with that....

Saturday, June 8, 2019


OK, Saturday in Ottawa, a week after last post - first day I am feeling calm and not utterly hammered! Really I haven't missed any runs, but it's been pretty crazy - Brent's mother died last Sunday evening, so I had to get myself to Ottawa ASAP and we have been chipping away at estate business. Today finally a day with no appointments; our only major task is to check out of this downtown hotel and get checked in at our usual airport Hilton Garden Inn (Brent was originally going to travel today). Let's see what's been going on:

Sunday: 1hr as 1:1
Monday: 1hr as 1:1
Tuesday: 1hr as 1:1
Wednesday - rest day, knew I wanted the morning hours with Brent - we got in Tuesday evening
Thursday - we are downtown for these days, which means access to the gorgeous Rideau Canal run path!!! YES! 20 warmup as 1:1, then 6-2-5-2-4-2-3-2-2-2-1-2 (faster, then the 2s are walking recovery), 20 as 1:1 cooldown. This was GREAT.
Friday - 1hr as 1:1, rather chafed in various spots and with slightly sore bunion foot; pleasant but aware of minor woes
Saturday - SO GOOD! This and Thursday's are 2 of the nicest runs I've had all year. Takeaway is that I've now had a week of virtually no time at desk/computer and my back feels close to totally normal in spite of the fact that I haven't had the wherewithal to do PT. Need to do some significant reconfiguring of how I manage my computer time. 90 mins, 25 as 1:1 to start and close, 40 as 9:1 in the middle, so nice!