Thursday, March 28, 2013

A QUICK TTT

1. I have a new PR in distance for swimming. I swam 2000 yards one morning this week!  I won't tell you how long it took me but I did it.  I have been swimming a mile quite a few mornings.

2. But this week I have been running every other day! The first two days were perfect. Well sort of.  But the third day is what gets me.  I don't feel a need to stop this time but I did push it  a little hard and iced twice last night. I think it is more when I pick up the pace (not fast just not as deadly slow)  that my
foot protests.  But when I went swimming today my kick felt totally pain free (my barometer).  How do you know how much to push it? Is it good to push it  a little to let your body take more and get used to more?  Should you only play it safe?  It is so hard.  "If I can do (insert mileage or pace here) then surely I can do this (insert more mileage or faster pace here.)  I have liked being on the treadmill where I can stop at any time and don't have to watch out for those nasty potholes but one of these days I am going to get outside.

3. Back to the pool....... It continues to be crowded and this morning there was a sign that next week it is going to start opening at 5:45 instead of 5:00. That isn't going to help. Usually there are some people leaving by 5:30. Yikes! I'm glad I'm not going as much because worrying about getting into the pool can be stressful!

Not the way to start your day....

This morning I wore my new bright skinny jeans to school feeling pretty snazzy.  When I left off my lunch in the teacher's room a co worker asked, "Did you bike to school?"  "No" I said with some puzzlement in my voice.  Puzzlement ignored, "You have your biking pants on. Those are great for biking."  Really? Not exactly what I wear for biking but...... I work with my students all the time to think before you talk.  Perhaps I need to invite this person in for one of our lessons.  Oh well, I was just  doing my part to hurry spring along and by afternoon it was quite pleasant outside.


13 comments:

christa said...

I think the jeans are cute!

Michael said...

I think they are cute too. Tell her to hush!

That's an insane swim! Congrats! I'm not sure I've swam that much...maybe I really don't know.

Did you still want to join my challenge? details are on my blog if you do.

Kate Geisen said...

Cute jeans! I only have one pair I could wear on my bike -- definitely have to be stretchy! -- too funny she thought you ride to school in those! I think you need to invite her out for a ride! :)

Jill said...

Woohoo, congrats on the swim mileage PR! And your jeans are really cute...I almost bought a pair of coral colored ones at Athleta but I chickened out and bought the royal blue ones.

Char said...

Sometimes I wish we came equipped with a bank of warning lights that told us exactly how hard we can push before we break ourselves. It'd be useful and you wouldn't have to overthink and worry so much. Sounds like you've worked out your barometer for your foot - if it doesn't hurt when you're swimming you haven't done too much.

Char said...

Sometimes I wish we came equipped with a bank of warning lights that told us exactly how hard we can push before we break ourselves. It'd be useful and you wouldn't have to overthink and worry so much. Sounds like you've worked out your barometer for your foot - if it doesn't hurt when you're swimming you haven't done too much.

Kandi said...

Wow! Your swimming distances are amazing to me. A mile sounds so long in the pool.

Fran said...

Love the color of the pants, good choice

Teamarcia said...

Biking pants? Really? Those are really cute!

Runner Leana said...

Those are really cute pants! I can't believe your coworker thought those were bike pants!

Mike said...

Congrats on the swimming distance PR! Now you are ready for the swim in a 70.3 :-).

It is hard to figure out how much to push. Wish I had an answer for you.

Darlene said...

biking in skinny jeans???

Black Knight said...

Very good job on swimming: in my opinion the distance is more important than the speed. In this period I am working on the 2000 meters without caring of the speed (however I need 50 minutes to cover the whole distance).
Running every other day is a lot of work too. Congrats.