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Week One, Day Six: Rest Day 30min Swim + 30min Trainer

Posted Dec 19 2009 7:51pm
Today was supposed to be my rest day according to my BeginnerTriathlete.com Training Program. I was unable to find time to get my scheduled swim in yesterday so I decided to do it today instead. I went to the pool a little after 5pm and got a solid 30 minutes in the pool. I worked on the drills from "The Essential Triathlon Swimming DVD" again for about 60-70% of the time. I ended up doing about 1500 meters in the RPE 2-3 zone. Nice and easy, working on form.

The pool was absolutely freezing again. I have no idea what the temperature is in the pool but something is wrong. Two other guys were swimming and they said the same thing. I guarantee the pool temperature is cool enough to be Wetsuit Legal! I couldn't find the manager so I talked to the front desk and they said they will look into it ... whatever that means? Monday is my next pool training day and I am not looking forward to going back -- might have to go back to my old gym that has crappy pool hours and availability.

Anyways, after my swim I came home and Annie is at work so I settled in to watch football - Dallas @ New Orleans. Right now it is 24-17 Dallas and it is looking like the undefeated season for the Saints is about to come to an end. The only thing the Saints have going for them right now is that Tony Romo is the opposing QB and 4th Quarter choke jobs are his specialty and The Boys kicker has been awful this year and in games like this that could help the Saints!

But I started watching the game and my bike starting calling to me. So, I tossed on my padded shorts and decided to get 30 easy minutes in on the fluid trainer. A good football game make the ride go by in no time! I rode for 10 minutes in the small ring and then did 5 minutes in the large ring and then repeated. Good workout. Good day of training. My plan is to stay on the trainer for the next two months. Usually in late February we get some nice days and the plan will be to take the bike out on the open road and see how much better the trainer has made me.

I DVR'd the Ironman World Championship from Kona on NBC today and I plan on watching it during tomorrow's hour and a half trainer ride. If that ain't motivation then I don't know what is?

Thanks for Reading,

Jeff
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