Finally. I’ve reset back to AZ time. Waking up at 4:30 really sucks, not as bad as 3:30 sucked, but still not my ideal time to wake up. 5:15 seems pretty good for now. Another week or two and that will get moved back 5-10 min. It’s not as light as it used to be that early in the morning. I refuse to use lights on my bike until September.
Now that I’m set back to normal time, my hamstring is killing me. My seat was too high on my road bike. Coming off almost no riding over three weeks caused some inflammation. The NSAIDs seem to have knocked most of it down. It was a lackluster week for running and riding. Maybe 8 miles of running and 90 miles of riding plus a few swims.
I need to sort out my swimming. There are three options. I can continue to swim on my own, I can go to Ford Masters or I can go to the JCC masters. But lets face it, swimming on my own, I don’t do a good job of that. No frequency, not much intensity and very little volume. I did finally roll over 125,000 yards for the year during Saturday’s swim. If I go to Ford they have a set swim schedule. One day IM, one day long freestyle, one day short intervals, one day is a kicking set day etc. Not a good job of managing intensities or variety throughout the week if you ask me. The morning coach writes the workout and it gets repeated 3x that day. That really has to suck if you swim doubles. I swam there one day this summer and was not impressed at all by the coach on deck. No control over the workout, or what was going on in his lanes. On the plus side, they have 3 workouts each weekday so getting to the pool shouldn’t be hard. The JCC option is appealing. Very close to my house, it’s on the river path that I run and it’s from 5:30-7am. Appealing because 90 min is much better then 60 when it comes to swimming. I can roll out of the pool and do most of my running right after. Unfortuantely it’s only M,W,F Sun in the morning. Sunday’s are out. I usually run long on Wednesday morning, too hot to do that in the evening still and I run ~65 min on Friday. Typically I ride T, TH, Fri mornings and have to run on the treadmill those days. If I swim in the mornings, I could run right after most mornings but would need to do something about my long run. Or I could swim M,F there, then Sat/Sunday on my own. 4 days on 3 days off, not ideal but more then I’m doing. Two solid workouts would be 1.5 more then I do per week. On the other hand, I’m swimming fairly well off of half assing it.
You’re not the only one half-assing it lately..I’m only at 90,000 meters for the year. Besides, swimming is over-rated….just bike more. What’s swimming 5 days a week going to get you? 30 sec in a 1500?
(I’m only half-kidding by the way.) 🙂