I got up and had to have my morning cup of coffee. I am slowly weaning myself from caffeine. I have been drinking up to 5 cups in the morning and a few soda's throughout the day. Happy to report I had 2 cups of coffee this am. Olivia wanted eggs and toast for breakfast so I whipped her up two eggs over hard and a couple pieces of dry toast. She doesn't like anything on her toast. She then made an egg sandwich and had a cup of chocolate milk. It was a daddy/daughter morning. Love them :)
She then told me that she doesn't want to stand outside in line before school today cause it was cold. So we headed to school a little later than usual. Daddy went out and preheated to vehicle to include the seats for her. When we arrived the line was already going in so she was happy. She gave me knuckles.....note that is our hug and kiss cause you know for a 4th grader a hug and kiss are embarrassing :). When she was getting out she said dad don't pick me up from kids club till after 5 cause I want to stay and play with my friends. Olivia is such a people person and has a heart of gold that goes along with her emotions. We love that so much about her.
Today's workout was only a swim but was my 1000 yard swim for time. This tells me what my T time is and sets my workout times per 100 for the next 8 weeks. Just wasn't feeling it this am but knew I needed to swim. I am swimming only on Monday and Fridays. During the OutSeason (OS) with Endurance Nation (EN) we do not swim or it is advised not to swim. So why most of my teammates are having a rest day on Monday and Friday's I am working on my stroke and technique.
My warm up was 100 swim, 100 kick, 100 swim, 100 kick and 100 swim. I do not know for sure why but I do not like to kick. Probably cause I am lazy.
I then set out on the 1000 yard test. Set out with a decent pace which felt to be about 1:30-35 and just concentrated on pulling through the water and being sure I was rotating. After 500 yards I was right on target so I then grabbed a pull buoy and swam the second 500 with that. When I am using a pull buoy I really concentrate on my roll cause it makes it so you don't.
I was happy with my time. I ended up with a time of 15:20 so around 1:30/100 yards. My goal is to be around 1:20 come race time.
Note I am going to be swimming a lot with a pull buoy this season cause my first two races being Ironman St. George in May and Ironman Wisconsin in Sept both will be with wet suits. Therefore, using a pull buoy somewhat mimics the wet suit and allows my hips to float and therefore I can concentrate on my stroke.
After the swim I decided to hit the weight room for a little chest workout. Haven't lifted since leaving for Jamaica. So did a quick chest workout and then did my 120/120. This is a challenge the OS Oct crew with EN are doing. It is 120 push ups which I do in sets of 20 and 120 sit ups with I again do in sets of 20. With both the sit ups and push ups I vary them.
Here is a link to the bike elevation and course in St. Geroge: http://c28157.r57.cf1.rackcdn.com/2010/09/NEWStGeorge_BikeElevation_2012.pdf
Here is the link to the run elevation and course in St. George:
Have a great weekend all!!!!