Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Hey now nellie with an anchor on your belly


For those of you have commented on how good the biscuit looks...I am not lovin' it anymore:



I am afraid Speedo Steve is rubbing off on me!

And now back to our regularly scheduled program:

I went for a swim at the gym to work the race kinks out. I did a half mile in about 2o minutes. Then I spent 10 more minutes working on breathing on both sides. Right now I am alternating laps between free and breast strokes so that I get enough air. I know that if I could breath on both sides that would help...as always, any suggestions welcome!

40 minutes on the Elliptical and 10 minutes arms and abs.

20 minutes Elliptical and 20 minute swim. I did the same routine...in that, I did about 15 minutes of laps (lost count) and then 5 minutes of practicing breathing.

The plan for the rest of the week is:

3.2 miles...4 minute walk and 1 minute run.

20 minute Elliptical, 20 minute swim


I am going to STATE my goal this time! I would like to run the first two miles and then, if necessary, do the 4 minute run, 1 minute walk the third mile. I have a map of the course but I have no idea what the hill situation is...I have not practiced hills yet, so that might effect the result. I would like to finish in 34 minutes this race!

I am excited about Sunday. We are going to Dogs on the Diamond at our local AA baseball team The Lookouts. My sister is going to bring her greyhound Carmella:

My parent's dogs Percy and Roxie are coming:



It is very possible that the Dogs on the Diamond report might be more exciting than Saturday's race report!

Take Care!

Biscuit head you got a double decker biscuit head
It's got you all laid up in bed
-Spin Doctor's


Colleen said...
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Colleen said...

oops... I deleted that and didn't mean to. sorry! Alright, so the bi-lateral breathing thing takes a while. I also found myself gasping for air so I would breath only on my right and every stroke. I would take one lap every two or three and just breath every third stroke, but concentrate on going really slowly. The key is really how you release your breath too - it should slowly be released as you are swimming, not all at once as you are trying to get another breath. Slowly exhale so that by the 3rd stroke you are ready for a breath, but not dying. It takes work.

Best of luck this weekend at your race! I'm anxious to hear how it goes... maybe this time you shouldn't have a biscuit though! :)

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

Best wishes for the race this weekend. You've planned the race, now it's time to race the plan.

Jess said...

First off rocking job on the the race! You did great. And I definitely think you can accomplish your goals for your next one!

Allez said...

I'm partial to greyhounds... awwww ;-)

Danielle said...

Ah, cute puppies!! I'm sure the race report will be just as good!!