Sunday, February 26, 2012

Swim, Drive, Fly...Vegas Baby

I took Friday as a rest day - trying to listen to my body and make sure I don't end up injured which I fear could completely derail me.  Had planned on hitting the pool on Saturday, but forgot all the other obligations that filled the day (piano lessons, scouting for food flyers, piles of laundry, finishing my slides for my presentation, finish working with my daughter on her scout religious award that had to be turned in by Monday, prepacking a bunch of lunch items to speed up prep for my mother-in-law, trying on a pile of business clothes to try to find what didn't look too huge on me, packing, party for neighbor's birthday/retirement that ran half the afternoon and all evening, etc, etc, etc).  So no formal workout yesterday either - though I did manage to hook up at the party with another potential workout buddy.  Yay!

So this morning, after dragging out of bed in time for 8:30 mass, I took a separate car to head to the pool right after church.  I changed quickly and was in the pool at 9:40.  I had a mixture of feeling strong, then feeling tired/weak, then feeling a bit faster, then slow - but I knocked it out.  What is "it"?  That would be 1850 yards!  Wahoo!  Enough to make up for being slightly short on my mile last time and knock out another mile.  Yay!  Only 0.38 mi to go - easy peasy!  One more quick workout and I'll have my iron swim finished.

Although I felt like I was going pretty fast most of the time, I must be slower than I thought and pause a bit too much at the wall because I averaged 3:14/100.  Yep, took me right at an hour.  Still nice to know I can get the job done if I have to.

So to update my CTER 140.6 numbers:

Swim: 2.02/2.4
Bike: 46.5/112
Run: 21.06/26.2

Heading out this afternoon for the long drive to the airport (KC) and the evening flight to Vegas so that I can speak tomorrow morning.  I have no idea how much internet access I'll have so the blog might be quiet.  I packed workout gear to try to get in a run or some time on an exercise bike in the hotel.  Don't want to lose four days if I don't have to.  Leaving my kids in the capable hands of my husband and mother-in-law, but I know everyone will be glad to have me back Thursday night. 


  1. Nice long swim!

    Have a great trip and good luck on your presentation!

  2. Great job on your swim! I am headed to the pool later today.

    Have fun and be safe in Vegas! We are headed there at the end of March and I can't wait! I have never been.

  3. Hey, less than a half mile to complete the swim. You are almost there. You should be able to knock out the run this weekend barring life getting in the way.

    1. hoping to do a little run our two in vegas. :)

  4. You are going to hit those IM distances! WTG!

    Hope Vegas is good to you :)

  5. Great further progress. I also think you can take a busy Saturday credit good for 4 miles running or 12 miles biking. It looks like you never stopped all day. I mean, I may have worked out for 3.5 on Saturday but then sat on my butt for the other 20.5. So really, who's ahead?