Training Day 30

After 30 days, I’d hope to be logging something more impressive than a 12 lap swim. It doesn’t help that I had to get up at 3:45 so I could drop my daughter off for a ski trip, then take my wife to the airport. I’m sure I’ll crash earlier than usual today.

Posting this is about the only discipline I’m showing today. It’s the day after the Super Bowl, and I’m in serious need of a workout. The game was a total snooze, but the crowd I was with made it totally worthwhile.

Activity Distance Time
Swim 600 meters 15 minutes


Training Day 29

My mojo is back. I was hoping to do something bigger, outdoors, like a long bike ride. Alas, I had to take the dog to the damn groomers and they rescheduled the appointment for 10:30. Nothing like taking a big chunk out of the middle of someone’s day. While the dog was getting clipped, I headed to the gym for a 1250 meter swim and a 5k run, both outside on a gorgeous day.

Activity Distance Time
Swim 1250 meters 30:00
Run 5 k 24:30

Training Day 28

I don’t know if I’d call this a training day. I was so fatigued, not just tired. I ended up going to the gym, and since I’m writing this a couple days late, I don’t even remember what I did. It’s not that big of a deal because it’s supposed to be a rest day.

Training Day 27

Went to spin class and did 5 one minute sprints and 4 timed one mile rides. Melinda, the instructor showed us video from the Death Ride in the California Alps. I went back in the afternoon for a swim too.

Activity Distance Time
Spin 18 miles 45:00
Swim 1250 meters 28:00


Training Day 26

This morning we changed things up in the bootcamp class. The instructor wanted to focus on cardio. So we went to the gymnasium and alternated between running and calisthenics with a partner. It felt like I was back in high school wrestling practice, only the coach is nicer.

Activity Distance Time
Bootcamp n/a 55:00

Training Day 25

Eeking my way back into the program by swimming 25 laps this morning. I had a late morning appointment so I skipped anymore activity. I recently bought a car (more on a separate post later) with a manual transmission and no my right arm is killing me.

Activity Distance Time
Swimming 1250 Meters 30:00

Training Day 24

This past weekend was spent car shopping and it consumed a lot of cycles. I didn’t get to the gym either day, and the only real exercise I got was an easy bike ride with Linda  – so I’m not counting it.

Today I was back and hit the pool for 1000 meters and then did some weights.

Activity Distance Time
Swimming 1,000 meters 25:00
Weights 30:00

Training Day 23

I can’t say I wasn’t warned. A couple people have said I’m doing too much too so and I think they’re right. The past couple days my right bicep and ligaments behind my knee have been bugging me. It’s nothing major, just muscles that probably haven’t been stretched.

Activity Distance Time
Bootcamp n/a 60:00

Training Day 22

Logging this one a day late. I missed my usual Spin class at 6 and went to a later one led by the bootcamp instructor from Wednesdays. She really pushed speed in the class. It was the foam roller class after that was pure torture. You’d think with a name like that it would be cushy. But no, it hurt like hell rolling back and forth over the styrofoam logs.

Activity Distance Time
Spin 18 miles 50:00

New set of wheels

Added a new bike to the overcrowded garage. This beauty is a 2016 Specialized Crave 29er hard tail.

My last 29er was a Specialized Rockhopper I bought in May 2011. A month later, I took it to Maine where the front rim got bent just being on the bike rack. I never liked that bike. It always felt cheap. I went against my own advice of buying a cheap bike. I sold it in 2014 to a dude with an ’87 Westy from Marin. That transaction led to us purchasing our own Westy (which the bike is leaning on).