Thursday, June 18, 2009

Hot tub swimming

Yesterday was a good workout day even though it was tough to fit everything in. I did a quick 20 mile bike ride in the AM before work. I really didn’t feel like getting out of bed and my legs felt tired. After about 10 minutes everything started to click and I started to push the pace a little bit. I do an out and back and the back is always a little quicker but this time I was pushing harder. The ride was nothing super special but a good effort. – 20 miles in 56:22 (out HR AVE – 136 / back HR AVE 149) – average speed 21.29 MPH (training wheels and regular helmet).

Work has been busy and I was not sure if I would get a lunch workout in – but anything is better than nothing. I grabbed Vic and we headed to the gym for a quick 30 minutes on the treadmill. My training plan called for a hilly run so I dialed up the ‘Alpine Trail’. I fast and hard 3.75 miles of hilly treadmill – there is no downhill on these treadmills!

After work was another OWS swim at the lake. Nice and easy but it felt like a bath tub – or rather a hot tub. The water would have been okay for sitting around and throwing a football or drinking a beer but we were all just about overheating while swimming. I only swam for about 20 minutes and 1000 yards.


Kristin said...

I can't believe your open water is that warm! It's still freezing in the Northeast.