The first week back to work is always hard.
My throat is dry from all the yabbering, I’m usually overwhelmed by all of the new faces and names (that I know I will have to memorize soon–we’re a small university and we care about names!), and I usually forget something at home every single day.
We’ve been staying up too late and sleeping until 7:30am, sometimes causing us to rush out the door. Yesterday I didn’t even have time to shower–nor take my dog outside. So, she came to school with me instead. I think she’s going to try to stay quiet from now on in the mornings so I will oversleep.
Nope. Yesterday my honey and I had a heart-to-heart: What Is Our Workout Schedule This Semester?
A very important conversation.
Mondays will be our off day.
- Tuesday: Swim
- Wednesday: Run
- Thursday: Bike
- Friday: Swim
- Saturday: Run
- Sunday: Bike
We will also lift during the week, too, but I haven’t determined that schedule. He likes running outside, so on those days I go to the gym alone. Yesterday he swam because today it’s supposed to hit the mid-40s! He will run outside at the end of the day.
I ran yesterday (3.1, using the Galloway method to stay in my Heart Rate Zone), and today I swam. I did 6×200, stopping to stretch my arm at the end of every 200. I was my typical slow self, having only been back in the pool a couple of weeks. 2:10 average for 100s. Surprisingly, my 800-1,000 stretch I checked my Garmin and I actually did 1:54. Explain that to me? I wasn’t trying to go fast, and I’m not even sure what I did. Maybe I was more efficient with my turns? Maybe it’s the 200 where I tried stretching out more and not looking in front of me.
[NOTE: I read an article yesterday that said conventional wisdom now suggests a new head position in the swim, looking perpendicular to body, down, instead of in front. . . the change in head position improves level body/buoyancy. We'll see]
Hubby and I decided that we might hire a swim coach, just to make sure we’re not slipping back into our old habits. I feel good in the water, but then again, I did last year, too. And I looked pathetic swimming. Seriously. Legs all over the place. Head coming up to the moon when I took a breath. Arms flailing perpendicular to my body on every stroke. Much better now, I think.
But my asthma is back.
I have found another Triathlon I might want to do this summer. The Topeka TinMan. Short course, is pretty short. 400 meter swim. But, it would be good for me to do a Co-Ed Triathlon again. And, my hubby could do the Oly distance. That’s a lot of Triathlons, huh?
And one of my friends just wrote and told me I needed to do a Half Marathon with her in May. She said I have time to train (I think she forgot I’m also doing a Triathlon two weeks before that!). Is it possible to train for a half marathon at the same time I train for a Sprint? Or is that too much? [yes, there I am again, afraid of failure.]
What do you think?
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