May 20, 2009


For a rest week, I'm definitely not getting much rest. My training volume is ridiculously low, but I feel like I've been going nonstop. This is partly because I'm determined to have at least two double days during the week now so I still have to get up early and end up getting home late. Between that and work it's all running together. I'm not complaining, it's just interesting to feel so busy on a light week. It makes me wonder what my life will be like in July and August when I'm in the really heavy volume.

I had a short swim on the schedule today with an optional easy bike. I am allowed to do up to 1.5 hours on the low end of my aerobic zone so I really wanted to get up early and fit this in before work. But the thought of getting up at 5:30 for an optional workout just wasn't appealing so I slept until 6:15 and did as much as I could. I met a friend tonight for a swim. He was doing 4,000 and I was only scheduled for 1,800 so he got there before me and I joined in progress. Even though swimming is a totally solo sport it's nice to have someone join you occasionally. It does get rather boring, especially when you're cranking out 4,000. I think 3,000 has been my max in the pool thus far and I nearly went out of my mind. It's times like that I wish I had a SwimP3. My swim was a little sloppy but my pace ended up being decent overall for an easy swim.

I think I'll sleep in tomorrow and do my bike after work. The lack of sleep starts to catch up by the end of the week.

Distance - 13.14 miles
Time - 50:00

Distance - 2,200
Time - 41:11

1 comment:

  1. Pool swimming is so boring to me also - the lake is so much better!



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