Tuesday, August 31, 2010

A cold morning

This morning I dragged myself out of bed. It was a rough night as I was up with one of the kiddos and didn't go to bed early enough. 5:00 am came too soon. I took a couple minutes propped up on elbows before getting out of bed. I can't lie back down completely, as I won't let myself roll over and go back to sleep.

I have found a new motivation to keep running. Cold. It was about 0 degrees celsius (that's 32 fahrenheit). I went out in my pants, short sleeved shirt and arm warmers. It was great while running, but not so much for walking. I cut both my warm up and cool down walks short to keep warm.

In other news, last night I swam 21 laps without stopping for a break. That's just over 1 km (0.6 miles). It's also more then double what I've done before.

Sadly, it was also my last swim before my pool closes for three weeks for cleaning. I'll be going into the city once a week to swim during this time, but I have to decide what to sub in for my other swim workouts.

Do I do an extra run, since I have my 5K race in 2 weeks? Do I get more serious about cycling? (A lot of my bike rides are pretty relaxed and not as hard work as they could be). Exercise dvds, or exercise machines? (I have an elliptical, rower and recumbent bike.)

I'm actually kind of bummed about my pool being closed. Since restarting the C25K, I've remained injury free and have never felt stronger and more fit. I really think part of that is due to the built in cross training that comes with triathlon training. Swimming is a great workout without pounding my body the way that running does.

I haven't decided yet, but I'll be setting my September goals shortly, so I'll have to make a decision on how to approach it.


  1. I can't wait for the temps to go down so I can get out and enjoy walking/jogging without breaking a big sweat in the first five minutes! Enjoy it!

  2. Brrr, it was cold out this morning. I love fall, but I'm not ready yet!

  3. Planning ahead=success. Good luck with those goals.

    BTW, thanks for the response to my post about accentuating the positive, loved what you had to say!

  4. Running more is an option to the pool closing. What about strength training or aeobics of some sort, any other options interest you? They wont replace what sounds like a passion you have for the pool, but they'll get you sweating.

  5. I wish it were cold here!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  6. Pound out those meters in the pool. It will help your running by bringing your heart rate down while you run.

    That's my vote at least.

  7. Dude! Send some of that weather this way. Great Job on getting out there after a rough night.

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