Monday, December 14, 2009

Swimmin' and HBBC Week 3 update

The HBBC Week 3 update will be quick. And kind of painful.

I logged a total of 5 points during the week. Between a snowstorm that spread itself over two days while dumping a foot of snow, work and a general down in the dumps kind of mood, it was hard to log some points. There were a couple of short-ish walks. And I spent some time shoveling (that counts as cardio...lifting heavy snow). But that's it.

I'm off to a better start already this week.

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It was the second to last week of swim class this morning. And Coach? He worked us hard. The workout was 2,200 yards. Lots of drills and sets focusing on form. And of course we had to end the hour-long class with 10x50yard sprints with 15 seconds of rest in between. Brutal. Hard. But after a 200 yard cool down? It felt so good.

Next week is our last class and we've got another 900 yard time trial planned. I'm hoping I'll be able to shave a few seconds off my time from the time trial a few weeks ago.

I've really enjoyed the class. I learned a lot and feel that I've improved as a swimmer. There's another session starting up in January that I think I'm going to sign up for (hey I'm finally getting used to the early Monday mornings, I should keep doing it) and then another triathlon training class beginning in April.

With my swim out of the way this morning, I had plans to hit the YMCA after work and sneak in a run. But a throbbing migraine (the kind where lights hurts) made me decide to skip the gym and head home. The run will get done tomorrow.

4 comments:

Suzy said...

I love reading about your swimming class. I miss the water so much (it just isn't the right time to get back in the water for me).

HBBC really keeps us watching everything, doesn't it?! I hope the snow is out of the way and life can return to normal.

Lacey Nicole said...

what is the deal with your migraines? i was reading back a ways in your blog and saw awhile back you had the "monster" in your head-- is it serious? that sounds awful!!!! hopefully they don't happen too much :( i can't even imagine.

i haven't mailed your present yet but i'm going to tomorrow!!!!!

Jill said...

I loved reading about your swimming class - I vow to get in the water more and I think an organized class would be ideal as it would make me go. Hope your migraine is better!!

teacherwoman said...

Great work with the swimming class! I sure miss my tues/thurs morning swim team practices... I just can't squeeze it into my morning routine with work starting so early. Hopefuly in the spring, but definitely in the summer!

Keep it up!