Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Back on the Horse (w/addendum)

Or, in the pool anyway. I figured a swim workout was the perfect way to get back into the groove. Today's workout was a 700 yard time trial. I warmed up for 200 yards, rested a couple of minutes and off I went. My time was 12:32 which works out to 1:47 per 100. This is very slow considering that I was averaging much closer to 1:40 per 100. I knew I did not have the zip - still feeling run down from the Mary, but much better than the last couple of days. I concentrated on form and worked it as hard as I could. Overall, it felt great to get a workout in. I will do my Xfit workout tonight and see how that goes. I'm not expecting to break any records, but it feels good to get going again.

I'm hopeful that I will get outside this weekend to ride. I have been checking out the roads and other than the road that I live on, they look pretty clear. Sand is kicked off to the side pretty well.

Calves are still sore, but much better - I'm hopeful that I can start my running drills tomorrow.

The more I think about it the more I know I was running exactly the way Max said I was. Here I was thinking I corrected my bad habits only to find out that I formed some new ones.

When I tell people that I don't run right they look at me like I have two heads. They just can't get their minds wrapped around the fact that running is a skill. The assumption is that we are born knowing how to run - so not true!

SECOND WORKOUT - worked late today. This is the norm now. Worked out when I got home (11:30 p.m.). Deadlift 70% of max x 5, 10 burpees and 15 squats AMRAP in 15 minutes. I manged 6 full, 7 of the deadlifts and 7 reps into the 7th round of burpees. My legs were burning - still tired, tight and sore, but they actually felt better after the workout. I am writing this the day after and my legs definately feel a lot better - still some soreness in the calves and hamstrings are tight, but definately much better - I can actually walk normal today (I felt like an old man on Monday and Tuesday).

CHI Running book came - need to find some time to squeeze reading this in.


  1. I am going on a 30mi ride on Sunday (supposed to be gorgeous) if you want to join. Going out of West Hartford Center, to Farmington, Bloomfield, Windsor.

  2. Hey Martin, Don't let Hyannis get you down I am certain you will Kick butt at L.P. If your interested there is a half mary in Westfield MA 3/27 I will be racing. Dave

  3. I actually have a 13.1 mile run on my schedule that day - I just might do it.