Saturday, October 16, 2010

What an obstacle!

This morning was meant to be a 65km aerobic bike ride, however yesterday afternoon the winds started and they did not look like they would subside. So I organised with Mel to do an indoor spin. We did a 1hr 30min Spinervals DVD, but cut it short to 1hr 10min as per my coach. It was hard, hard, hard. But I loved every minute of it. After that I was treated to a scrumptious poached egg and avocado on toasted bread x2. Your the best Mel - THANKYOU. We were joking (not really) about downing a T-bone steak at 9 in the morning. When I was younger and in heavy training Mum would make us steak and pasta for breakfast, or pancakes with rice. YUM.

Then when I got home it was time for stretching, shower and time to get ready for the afternoon swim session with TopNotch. Another good session and even though I was feeling tired I still managed a really good, strong set. I am really starting to feel the difference in my strength and stamina in the pool. The longer sets don't seem to bother me as much as I am really able to maintain good form in my Freestyle.

Here's my session:
  • 300m Fr/s Warm up
  • 200m - (25m Front scull, 25m Fr/s)
  • 8 x 50m Fr/s with 5 sec rest between sets
  • 400m Fr/s (using kickboard for 50m, then board tapping for 50m)
  • 7 x 200m Fr/s on 3:30. 1st one I did on 2:40, rest on 2:55
  • 4 x 25m Fr/s sighting every 4 strokes
  • 2 x 50m Fr/s swimming blind for 10 strokes, then normal for 10 strokes
  • 200m cooldown
I am starting to get really excited about how I am progressing. Loving this strength and endurance I have in the water, just need for this to transfer over to the run. I am definately getting stronger in my legs in the cycling.

This is exciting.

Your hard work will be rewarded.

"The path to a dream is paved with sacrifices and lined with determination. And though it has many stumbling blocks along the way, and may go in more than one direction, it is travelled by belief and courage and conquered with a willingness to face challenges and take chances" Barbara Cage