Monday, September 6, 2010
Enough with the pool!!
Today was a good training day, fit for a long weekend! Being Labor day and a holiday it was only appropriate that it was an easy workout! The schedule for the day was for some pool time and an easy 2500-3000m swim. At this point I am enjoying the easy and not busting myself to try and go fast. The pool was awesome today, nobody was there, virtually empty. WAhoo!
I ended up with about 2500m of easy stroke and HR1 kind of swim. It was a super relaxing swim and felt quick and like I was sliding through the water. I will say it was a great way to finish up in the pool. The posted photos are where I am at today in the water. A long way from struggling to stay in the water without drowning. All you techie swimmer types, take a look and please provide some feedback as to what I might change based on what you see. I have less than 12 months to make the changes before my next IM, so I need to get started soon. :)
Today was also a great day to be on the spectator side of the world. Lululemon has a cheer station set up for a local half marathon. I joined them in the spirit crowd and went out to cheer the runners as they raced down the streets of Oakville. It is great being on the other side of the spectrum once in a while. I love watching a cheering as much as I like being part of the race so it was a good day overall!
Another great part of the day was being able to practice and teach one of my areas of passion. I started teaching a private client yoga today. They are my first one on one private teaching commitment since I finished training. It was a very entertaining session with them. They are athletes and are very eager to enjoy the benefits of the practice and learn and grow with me. It was a 1 hour session that stretched into 1.5 hours as we were all very relaxed and entertained as we worked our way through the session. Over the next 10 weeks they will gain a great insight into the practice, gain a lot of new strength and flexibility and have a lot of fun! If you are in teh Toronto area and are interested in yog in your home, let me know! I am keen to teach and my rates are really good(too cheap) right now.
I hope that you day off has been a blast and that you made the full use of it! Did you relax? Did you sweat? Did you psuh yourself to a new limit? If not get out there, the day is not over yet! Cheers!