I Didn’t Drown!
Monday: Spinning/ Body Pump
Tuesday: 2 miles outside w/Ry, Swim Lessons, 4 miles @ 8:20 pace on treadmill
I haven’t taken spinning in a long time. I know cross training is good, but when I’m training for a marathon, my mind is 100% into running and I don’t want anything else making me sore, haha. Now that I’m delving into the Tri world, I need to broaden my training. I thought spinning would be good, as they usually include hill work, which is hard to do where I live, as there are no hills, haha. Sure I could drive 30-45 minutes to find some, but I’d rather not. The class went well, and I definitely got a good workout, but I think I like biking outside more.
Body Pump was really good and I am sore today! We did my favorite shoulder track ever. It’s from release 86 to the song “Well Be Back.” It starts with push ups, followed by clean and presses then my favorite mac raises! The mac raises start around minute 1:30 of the video. Start playing it a little before (like 00:50) then so you can hear the increase in tempo and see why I get so psyched! Plus, the mac raises remind me of running 🙂
After running Riley a quick two miles- and giving her a doggie ice cream of course- I rinsed off and ate a Jimmy Dean Delites egg white, turkey sausage, and cheese english muffin with a cup of Joe, before heading to the Y for my first swim lesson! Everyone had been telling me I should go to the Masters Swim to have a certain instructor, Jodi, watch me swim. I was a little intimidated, as I am literally starting from ground zero, but that was my own nerves, not the other swimmers. Everyone was super nice and helpful. One lady was nice enough to lend me a swim cap 🙂 I’m thinking I need to get this cap…
Finding Nemo anyone?! As for the actual swimming… I started out a hott mess, but learned a lot in an hour. Jodi had me start off with a simple lap out and back. I pulled a rookie mistake and went out way too fast, trying to be a hot shot. One would think running cardio and breathing would be equivalent to that of swimming. Yaaaaa, not so much. I was winded after one lap. Of course I was super inefficient and this was the first thing Jodi helped out with. After a few instructions, drills and laughs, I went from being a hott mess in the pool, to a decent beginner. I still have A LOT to learn, especially with breathing! There is just so much to remember at one time. I am excited to see how much I can progress in a month! Oh Raechel, what have you gotten me into with this Cocoa Beach Tri?! Haha. Happy Training 🙂
PS. The Winner of the Spartan entry was Greg! I’ve sent you an e-mail.
Do you enjoy spinning?
What kind of swim cap would you wear?