Holla, three day weekend, what up! I’m off work today and feeling good.
My week last week, it went alright.
Monday I went out for a run that I cut short after only a mile thanks to lots of leg pain and tightness. Just a load of crap. I can’t believe I’m still fighting my calves after six months. It’s utterly ridiculous.
Tuesday I went to spinning, because spinning. The college students came back this weekend. I need to be diligent about calling for a bike now as soon as I can. Odds are I’ll be missing a few classes. Dang kids.
Wednesday I planned to run again, got to the gym, and my ipod was dead. Again. This has been a chronic problem I’ve been having for a few months now. It won’t hold a charge for some reason. So because my legs still weren’t 100%, I bowed out of my workout, went home, and put my ipod on the charger. Except after a day it was still dead. And now after many days, it’s still dead. Alas, it is time. My ipod has officially croaked. But I must say, I was still rocking my 2006 ipod 5th generation classic, 1st generation video 30gb. I showed it to my students the other day and they were confused by the turn wheel. Yup, I’m basically an old person. So as sad as it makes me, I ordered a new touchscreen nano that’s on it’s way to me and should be here Wednesday. So unless I want to use my phone with pandora or my swim shuffle, I’ll be off running until my new one gets here and gets loaded up.
Sadness. Sad, sad day. Nine years is a long time though. I definitely got my money out of it. I will miss it, but hopefully the ability to download music right on my new one and the built in bluetooth that will allow me to ditch my bluetooth transmitting dongle will make me happy.
Thursday was spinning again. Because spinning, duh, again. Friday I actually worked out a bit with my track kiddos. I joined my shot put throwers in the weight room and did some weight lifting and slinging. Not as much as I would have liked since I was, ya know, supervising and coaching, but I did get enough in to feel it a bit the next day.
Sunday saw the return of my Tri Club’s every other Sunday swim clinic. Last year I missed the first couple where Coach fish focuses on form and came in after it had already shifted to mostly workouts. But since this was the first one for this year, it was all form work and drills, which was good. My form is decent, but it’s not perfect. I could use some tweaking. Coach Fish stayed on the deck to watch our form and correct things, offer advise, etc. I’ve never done a clinic or workout of his where he wasn’t in the water with us, so that was weird to me, but it worked.
Overall, he didn’t give me much feedback since I have a pretty decent stroke length and count as well as pretty good body position and float. Our next clinic is going to focus on what happens under the water which is where I need some help. My catch and pull is not so good.
I”ll have lots to say about the 920XT and it’s swim capabilities soon. But lets say I was beyond delighted and my swimming is about to get a solid kick in the pants thanks to this thing.
This week should be a bit different than usual. I was going to run today, but the whole dead ipod thing is killing me. So right now my plan is to go swim at lunch time lap swim then maybe run a mile or two afterwards if I’m feeling it. Spin Tuesday/Thursday, hopefully running Wednesday if my new toy comes early enough. Then on Sunday our tri club is starting a new bring your own bike and bike trainer spin class that I’m going to try out. So that’s the plan!
What was your best and worst workout this week?
What are you most looking forward to this week?
Who else is enjoying their Monday off? =)