Recap – Week 46
Consistency is just not my thing right now.
Swim – 2:00:00 – 6500m
Bike – 0:56:17 – 26.1km
Run – 1:22:20 – 17.40km
Strength – 0:45:00
Total – 5:03:37
Training went great again this week, we, at least the days I was able to fit one in. With the Remembrance Day long weekend (I say that with a hand on my heart) I took an extra rest day and spent time with the family. This was welcome by both of the girls as I had been hunting on both Saturday and Sunday.
Our swim on Friday was killer, again. The workout looked something like this:
400m Swim / 200m Kick / 400m Drill
4x100m on 1:30
2x200m on 3:30
1x400m on 7:00
2x200m on 3:30
4x100m on 1:30
200m Kick Easy
Now I like ladders as much as the next guy; they help me reach things that I can’t normally. This ladder was a little different. We ended up swimming the 400m in 5:50 (1:27/100m) which was right about at my threshold pace. I have never swam a 400 in less than 6:00 so I was stoked, but less stoked once the 200m sets were finished, because I was as well.
The rest of my week was steady as she goes. I ran on Friday evening as the weather was going to turn nasty for Saturday. I slipped on my thermal top just as I headed out the door as the temperature was dropping and I really dislike being cold; bad decision. I roasted the entire run. I am sure not many times you will see a guy (or gal) running in the winter with the zipper half open and the sleeves rolled up to the elbows. If you were in NW Calgary on Friday, you would have a story to tell your friends.
Need to figure out the whole ‘dress for the cold’ again. I seem to forget every year.
So in my last post I thought about Ironman, and why there is a stigma around not really being a triathlete until you are an Ironman. To finish that thought, I don’t feel that you have to finish a long course to be considered a triathlete. What we do, swim/bike/run, is crazy enough that no matter the distance. Be proud.
I met some friends for coffee last week and showed up a little late. By a little, I mean about 15 minutes. They had already waited in line and found a table with their eggnog lattes. So I stopped and apologized for being late, and proceeded to stand in line waiting for my coffee. Now I am not angry that they grabbed their coffee and not mine, it was my fault that I was late. As I was waiting in line, one of them stood up and accompanied me, making small talk with me while I waited.
That is stand up. Not often do people these days practice that kind of ‘old world’ social excellence of going out of their way for others. It has inspired me to the same for not only the people I know and care about, but maybe for a stranger or two. Stay tuned to see how I make out.
Question: How do you dress for a winter workout? Any tips?
This entry was posted on November 18, 2013 by stevenburkard. It was filed under other stuff and was tagged with clothing, coffee, cold, friends, ladder, recap, running, social excellence, swim speed, swim workout.