Thursday, February 28, 2008
It wasn't really an incredible day, but I wanted to include this picture of the Incredibles so I had to hook you with something. I think this picture is from our day at Disney Hollywood Studios. The place was packed on this day and the waits for any of the attractions was in the one hour range. In the many times I have been to Florida this had to be the worst for crowds and traffic. The fact that it was President's Day while were there was more than likely a major contributor.
It was nice to have our house to go back to at the end of the day and just relax. We rented a house in Kissimmee and it was great. Very reasonable and a great place to unwind and kick back. This is a picture of the pool in the background. Unfortunately the only laps I did in it were across it to get my beer! Oh well, it was still something.
As mentioned Tuesday I had to go to meetings at our sawmill in Whitecourt yesterday, which is about 2 hours away. When we got home, (after heading in the wrong direction for a half hour) I was not feeling much like working out. I did want to try out my new shoes (two of the same!) so I did a quick 3.5 miles on the treadmill just to see if there were going to be any break-in issues. So far so good!
Today started quite early as I found myself tossing and turning at 3:00 a.m. So, once I realized I was not going to sleep I just got up. At 3:30 I was on the bike and ended up doing a 25 mile strength / endurance workout. Logged 1:30.
At lunch time I managed to have a great swim. Everything felt pretty good and I seemed to be getting excellent glide. The workout called for 1 hour focusing on technique, and that is exactly what I ended up with. It was a good mix of different swims from 250 metres up to 850 metres and I alternated using the pull buoy on the shorter ones. There are differing views on the use of a pull buoy, but I like using it for two reasons. It makes my balance more like what it will be when I have my wet suit on, and it also forces you to develop a good pull and rotation. Some people believe you can become dependent on it, but I'm not so sure. At the end of the day when I compete, I will have good buoyancy due to my wet suit and I don't want to kick that much as I need to save my legs for 112 miles of biking and 26.2 miles which will follow.
My night time workout was a quick 6.5 miles in 45 minutes flat. Nothing fancy, just wanted to get it done.
So the day ended up with over 3 hours and 15 minutes of training time and I am on target for 15 hours this week.
Have a great day!