>> Thursday, February 12, 2009
I met Julia at the Y at 6:30 this morning before work. I was ready for her to beat me into the ground. It was going to be my last real workout before Sunday’s half marathon.
The idea was to do each 500 just a LITTLE faster than the previous while getting a LITTLE more rest after each interval (40 seconds rest after the first, 45 after the second, and 50 after the third). So I ended up going every 9 minutes.
I don’t normally warm-up before swimming, but Julia’s coach told Julia "tell Steve to pull his Speedo out of his butt..." and warm-up. So today, I did (just a little). Thanks coach! Ha!
Off we went.
1:32, 1:39, 1:42, 1:43, 1:38 = 8:16
1:34, 1:39, 1:37, 1:38, 1:37 = 8:07
1:34, 1:40, 1:40, 1:36, 1:37 = 8:10
1:35, 1:42, 1:39, 1:39, 1:38 = 8:16
So my second one was too fast, and that led to my last one being too slow (cause I was pooped). Bummer. Well, it was STILL a killer workout!! I was a little fried after that second one. And I could tell my last one was slow, even though I was going pretty hard. Overall, it was harder than I thought it was going to be. (Julia said she’d rather do 20x100, but I don’t know if I’d QUITE say that...)
Julia’s nuts. She started once I was already 150 yards into my workout, and she still finished 50 yards BEFORE me! Animal!
Here we were all chipper before we started:
p.s. We wanted to give some free advertising to our great ART Chiropractor, Dr. Folske. Julia is the one who gave me his name last year. Today, Julia wore her “Folske Spine and Rehab” suit. Sweet.