Once again, a day late… You know the rest.
Thursday was a good day. I did my first double in a while. I used to do this pretty frequently, but haven’t really had the opportunity lately. I started off with running on the treadmill. Here are the details from my run:
- Distance: 3 miles
- Time: 25:15
- Max HR: 176 bpm
- Avg HR: 159 bpm
- Calories: 398 cal
Once I was done running, I headed to the pool. It has been a long time since I have swam and, that being the case, I kept it short and easy. Here is what I did:
- 3 x 150 (pull, kick, swim)
- 200 easy – with flippers
- 100 cool down
So, 750 yards total. Not bad, but I took it pretty easy. The whole swim only took about 20 minutes or so. If you looked at the schedule/calendar I posted yesterday, I will be swimming on a much more regular basis starting next week. I think this will REALLY help my endurance and overall fitness – thus it will help me run faster.
On a side note, if you are interested, here are flippers I use when I swim:
So far, I really like them. The only downside is that they do give me small blisters on the top of my second toes (both feet) – ouch! It’ll get better with more use as my feet get used to them. My parents were nice enough to give me these for Christmas – Thanks Mom & Dad!!!
Have a great day!