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Motivation, Training, Tri

Friday Workout, Check!

This morning I accomplished more before 8am than a lot of people will all day.

The awesome Emily of Sweat Once A Day invited me along for an early morning swim and spin class at the DC YMCA. Hello, 5:35am.

The Y pool is short course — HECK YES — and super close to my apartment, which is a nice alternative to my trek up to Wilson. Also, we had a lane to ourselves and were able to swim sides, a reprieve from the overcrowding I’m accustomed to.

It was so fun to have a training partner, especially one that’s my speed and willing to do interesting sets. Plus, it’s always nice to have someone else contribute ideas and push you a little bit harder. Here’s the rundown:

1000 warmup: 400 MI (kick/swim), 200 kick, 200 pull, 8 x 50 (fast/easy)

2 x [5 x 100 free, descending easy to fast]

6 x 50 kick, build

2 x [3 x 50 free, descending easy to fast]

50 cooldown

For a total of 2650m in 1 hr.

After last night’s looooong and steady swim, it was nice to mix it up a bit. After we finished, we quickly jumped out, changed and headed up to the spin room for a 45-min session. Emily is a great instructor: I’ve never liked gym spin classes, but I felt like I got a great workout and was engaged the entire time. Awesome playlist, a wide variation of climbs and sprints and overall a great way to start my morning.

I also realized I just completed my first brick workout of the season. I LOVE bricks — and I’m so pumped for the weather to warm up so I can really take advantage of them. Sunny spring, please come soon?

In summary, Friday workout, check! And now I can start my weekend…

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Discussion

4 thoughts on “Friday Workout, Check!

  1. Sounds like an awesome morning! Great way to kick off a Friday!

    Posted by amy | March 4, 2011, 9:14 AM
  2. Awesome workouts!

    Posted by Beth | March 4, 2011, 10:07 AM
  3. SUCH a great workout! Thanks again for meeting me. Like I tweeted, it’s pretty much required that we do it again soon! You are a great swim partner for me.

    Posted by Emily | March 4, 2011, 10:33 AM
  4. And it was fun for me to run into you girls this morning, so good job being there 😉

    Posted by lizard151 | March 4, 2011, 12:02 PM

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