Wednesday, February 4, 2009


Morning Run - 9.2 miles / 1:18:00 - 8:30 easy comfortable pace

5am - I love running around my hood within minutes of waking, I can't think of a better way to start the day. If the GU didn't wake me up the chilly 28 degree weather did, brrrrr. As the day went on the pain in my left IT band continued to grow. The memory of the initial strike on that damn spin bike has been haunting me all day. I curse THE spin bike to hell! I really don't want to take a break from running, this really irritates me. I'm praying ice, Advil and the foam roller will work things out.

Evening swim

500 warm up
(ugh, having issues breathing today, not good)

1 x 300 - paddles - rest 20
2 x 200 - 50-a-ok; 50 fist pulls; 50 karate; 50/25 each way one arm catch up; rest 15

Main set
1 x 200; fast 100, easy 100 - positive split; 30 sec rest
1 x 200; easy 50; fast 100; easy 50- even split; 30 sec rest
1 x 200; easy 100; fast 100-negative split; 30 sec rest
repeat 2 more x

Total yardage 3000 yards

I don't know what was wrong with me today but I had a hell of a hard time breathing....pre interval work, not that the intervals made it an easier. If I could have predicted the breathing issues I would sucked on my inhaler pre swim. Oh well I survived. My 200 splits ranged from 3:23-3:26s, they stayed pretty consistent. The last few weeks have been the first I have really trained with time in the pool. I like it. I find it more difficult, yet I feel more accomplished since I am held accountable. Despite the sucky breathing I had a good swim.

Time to ice my damn leg....DAMN YOU SPIN BIKE!!!!


April said...

Is this Katie J. from the good old Sellwood days? (If not, please ignore.)
I randomly came across your blog from a post comment on Channing Frye's blog. Ha, ha! Not sure if you remember me, but it was great seeing you on here!


Kit Kat said...

Yes my dear, that is me :)