Wednesday, March 26, 2008
March is almost over and my blog entries have been fairly sparse this month. I still have not locked into a good running regime since the marathon in December having only run twice this month. BUT, I am continuing the masters swimming program which will conclude next week. Then, the next session will start a week later. This has been an excellent workout for me and an intersting experience. The workout today was probably the toughest yet. After warming up (500 yards) we had to swim 30 50 yard sprints at one minute intervals. Well, needless to say, after three or four laps I was sucking wind and making a lap in about 1:15. This meant I had no time for resting between laps (not good). The coach did show me some leniency and allow me a 5 SECOND rest between laps. After time had expired I had done 27 laps to the other swimmers' 30. I consider this to be an achievement as three months ago I probably would have been at least 10-15 laps down. I am getting stronger but it do hurt.
Friday, March 7, 2008
I guess its been almost a month since my last posting. Time sure gets away and I have not been making the time to write lately. I have been exercising, though. The masters swimming class is going great. We did a one mile timed swim today and I came in at 33:20. Almost 10 minutes faster than my last time. There is no doubt this class is making me a better swimmer. I have got to start running again and getting back on the bike. The weather is starting to warm up so the opportunity is going to become available soon.