Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Tuesday 12/11

I swam last night and I swam pretty well. Well, most of the time I felt like I was flopping around and drowning, but at least 6 laps felt really good and smooth and in sync. So, that’s saying something. I completed 1000 yds and I made a point not to stop at the end of each length and go 50yds before I took a break. It’s getting easier, although not as quickly as I would like. I want to be able to swim a mile by Jan 1, a mile is 1600 yds. So, I think I will add 200 yds each time I hit the pool and do 1600 yds before I depart for Xmas in KY on Dec 28th. In Jan I want to make a point to hit the pool 3 times a week and 1 of those will be a mile swim, the other 2 will be shorter/faster and more drill oriented. That’s the plan anyway.

Tonight I am attending a Nutrition for Endurance Athletes seminar at the Bike Authority and while I am there I am going to get some speedplay pedals for my bike. I sooo don’t have the cash for these right now, but in my mind I need them or I can’t do these Excel in Cycling classes, so I am just going to suck it up and charge them. I would just buy them outright, but I just bought a Garmin cadence monitor and a trainer out of our joint account and just don’t feel right spending another $150 on my bike this month. So, out of my personal stash it comes. I have got to get better about money, that is my goal in 2008. I spend so much money on coffee and going out to lunch with work people. In the New Year I am banning myself from coffee shops unless it is after a long run with friends b/c that is a tradition for the group I run with. But I can downsize from a grande to a tall. I have also promised myself that I will only eat out once a work week. So, I am going to start bringing books in and reading over lunch. When spring comes I’ll walk around our building. I think this is the last thing I need to buy for my bike though, so that is good. I sure hope the biking shoes I have are adaptable to this type of clip. If not, that means I have to buy new bike shoes as well and this purchase will have to wait. Right now I just have cages on my pedals b/c clip pedals scare the bejesus out of me and cages make it nearly impossible to do one legged drills effectively. I have been meaning to learn to ride clipped in for awhile and these indoor classes are the perfect opportunity.

I am mailing out my entry for the Buckeye Winter Half marathon today. What sealed the deal for me was that I saw someone wearing the race jacket from last year and it was really really cute, so it made the $55 entry fee more worth it to me! So, Jan crazy trail run here I come.


Joshua Middleton said...

You should ask Santa to bring you the extra piece for your bike!!

kodiacbear said...

"Right now I just have cages on my pedals b/c clip pedals scare the bejesus out of me.."

Absoluteley!!! I registered for IMLP'08 and bought my first bike this past sept.--yep, just jumped right in--I fell off it not 1000yds down the road at the red light...BUT it does get better...clip in/clip out/clip in/clip out for the next 2 miles.

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  • April 2012 - Louisville, KY - TBD
  • Sept 2011 - Erie PA - 4:25
  • June 2011 - South Bend IN - 5 hrs+ (it was 98 degrees!)
  • Dec 2010 - Rehoboth Beach DE - 4:26:06
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