March 23, 2006

One Of Those Days

Morning Workout
RUN (ummm... sort of)
25 minutes (15 minutes on the treadmill with a few stops for stretching my calf + 10 minutes on the elliptical machine with a few slow downs so I don't fall flat on my face out of basic retardation)
Heart Rate Zone: Recovery (Zone 0) while on the treadmill. Lactate Threshold (Zone 2) while stumbling on the elliptical monster

1800 yards
Main Set: 4 x 400 yard "time trial" with 1 minute rest between each

Random Comments: Some days the stars align. Today is one of those days. For reasons beyond our limited human comprehension, nothing goes wrong on the days that the stars align. No matter how hard you try, the world spins in your favor and luck always ends up firmly implanted in the good column of life. Yes, today is one of those days. And it all started with this morning's swim which, as you can probably guess, felt great. Odd the swim felt great. I don't normally use the word "great" when talking about swims. But, as I said, today is one of those days. Both Cat and I swam 10 to 15 seconds faster on each of our 400 yard sets than we did a month ago, which was the last time we did the same workout. For the record, 15 seconds off a 400 yard swim is a pretty damn good improvement. Remarkable, even. That equates to about 5 minutes off an Ironman swim time. I love that progress. I love when that happens. I love those times when the stars align - just like today. Which, as I'm sure you know by now, is one of those days.