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Category: swim

Quickie week in review

Another pretty good week of workouts. EC strength workouts are a bit tough to get used to, but that’s to be expected. Good long ride on Friday, and a nice MTB on Saturday. Also got 2x PAP workouts done.

This coming week I hope to start masters swimming again at Berkeley Aquatic Club

,  On Saturday I’m riding the Hell of Hunterdon (80 miles, 5000′ climbing) and Sunday running the NYRR Colon Cancer Challtnge 4-miler.

I also want to TRY to get in 2x core workouts a week.  We’ll see how that works out!

Winter is here

Uggh 18F this am. Winter is finally here. Every year it gets harder to accept the onset of winter. Once the colors of October fade and fall to the ground I fall into a serious funk. My fitness wanes and I fall into a funk. It usually takes me about 6 weeks to finally pull myself back and just deal with the fact that it’s going to be colder, and darker for the NEXT 6 weeks.

Yesterday was a bit of a bright spot. I went moutain biking at a park near my home. While is was only in the low 30s it felt a lot warmer, especially since we did a lot of climbing and technical riding.

So I suppose the key to beating the blahs is to get up, get out and get moving. Exactly the thing that I least want to do. But once I’m out of the warm bed and moving just a bit, pushing through the workout isn’t all that hard.

This AM was P90X legs and back. I’m now a quivering pile of soreness, but in a good way. Tonight is abs, then a short swim set. It’s been months since I’ve been to the pool. I hope I don’t drown!