Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Well, Poop.

Shockingly, my Tuesday workout plans had to be changed due to unforseen... problems.

It started with my plan to run after work. I was hoping to run an easy 6-8 miles before meeting Liz at the gym. Unfortunately, I had to work late and didn't have time to run that long. By the time I finally got to the gym, I only had enough time to run 3 or 4 miles before Liz showed up for our swim.

As an added twist, the temperature has dropped significantly since my run in the heat on Sunday. Today's high was only about 50 degrees and I didn't pack clothes to run in the cooler weather today. Instead of running around Fenton, I hopped on the treadmill to get as many miles in as I could.

The good news for the day is that I'm still feeling really good after Sunday's run. I ran 4 solid miles on the treadmill and I don't seem any the worse for wear.

Liz got to the gym when I still had a little over 10 minutes left to my run so she went down to the pool to start her swim. By the time I got to the pool, she was almost finished with a 1,200 meter swim. She was swimming 4 x 300 meters and I thought I would try to swim the same workout since my run was shorter than planned.

I finished one 300 meter interval and was 100 meters into the second interval when Liz finished up so I stopped to tell her I would see her at home. I was getting back to my swim when one of the swim lesson instructors stopped me. She said I could keep swimming if I was determined to get a few more laps in, but they were about to close the pool because there had been "a leaky diaper incident".

I told her a couple more laps weren't important enough to me to swim in poop-filled water. That was the end of today's workout.

So both my run and my swim were cut short today but everything I was able to do felt good so I'm optimistic about the rest of the week.

Goal For The Day: Middle Distance.
Distance: 4.00 Miles.
Time: 28:28. 7:07 Avg. (7:30, 7:13, 6:58, 6:44).
Route: Fenton Rec Center Treadmill.
Conditions: Boring.

Goal For The Day: Swim.
Distance: 400 meters.
Location: Fenton Rec Center Indoor Pool.

Notes: It's amazing how much easier it is to accept changes to the schedule during the taper phase of training.

Daily Miles: 4.00 Miles Run. 400 meter Swim.
Blog Totals:
  Run - 484.51 Miles.
  Bike - 144.45 Miles.
  Swim - 12,450+ meters.

1 comment:

  1. It's a wise man who knows when to get out of the pool! Sorry your plans were foiled, but go tapering!