I deliberately ran exactly 3.9 miles this morning to bring my total distance for the month to 100 miles. The idea was to bring myself to a specific milestone and overcome any psychological barrier. I think it worked, because I feel re-energized and ready to take on the remaining 181.2 miles.
Well, all training days can’t be good ones and this was one of the sucky ones. All the blame goes on LA Fitness for this one. Angela and I woke up early to get in a swim session and were greeted to the usually busy pool crowd you would see on a Monday morning, […]
So today’s workout consisted of a morning swim, which I was able to convince Angela to join me on. The workout matched what I did the day before, which you can check out here. The best part of this morning session was that it was in the morning when only the most committed and non-psychotic people show up. The hardest part about this morning session is that it is in the morning, when you would rather be doing anything than waking up at 5:30 am to head down to LA Fitness and swim and coming out smelling like a bucket of chlorine. So, I’ll focus on talking about the challenges of training in general, instead of the actual workout, in hopes that it can better help others get consistent at swim training.
This morning’s training consisted of the strength training below followed by a maintenance run around Brookwood area of Buckhead. I took two FRS blocks, 2 s-caps for the heat outside, and a gel shot before we started our workouts.
As part of my last monthly blog post I mentioned that I am shooting for a personal best training goal of 4.8 miles of swimming, 224 miles of cycling, and 52.4 miles of running. Today marked day 1 of this training march. I thought to myself I really should blog about this to both help me get through it mentally and to collect some best practices of what to and what not to do when attempting big fitness goals.