Masters Swim is starting to click a little better. And truly, just getting to the pool is half the battle. Coach Steve added a smidge more recovery to the efforts and I was able to achieve my paces. Friday consisted of what he called a rainbow set (the colors of your face). We did the following x 2:
1 x 200 (3:07) WHITE
2 x 150 (2:17) PINK
3 x 100 (1:27) RED
4 x 50 (39.3) BLUE
This was a challenging but not insurmountable set for me. I left the pool feeling satisfied.
At lunch I did a very light and easy jog. I bet if you search this entire blog that is the first time I have ever used the word jog. I do not like that word. I do not job. I never go jogging. Jogging is not defined by speed but by intention. Joggers burn calories. They are exercisers. They are not training for anything.
I do not jog. But due to the ITB in the leg I went for a jog at lunch. On the bright side there was only mild discomfort. However, I was not running fast – not running at all. I was jogging.
I went for a run in the rain on Sunday. My paces were better and the discomfort was once again only mild. However, I was a minute off my marathon race pace. And this run was only 5 miles.
Finally, you need to jump into the 2011 Wannabe Burpee Challenge (burpees with pushups). I’m in; the gauntlet has been thrown down. You can see my first attempt here.
(you need to add the pushup at the bottom )