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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Whew!! :)


Week 1 with Jen... and we're off to a GREAT start!!

So far: Master's Swim on Monday, My cycling class I teach followed by an hour T run on the treadmill (@ 1% thank you very much Jen and Bree!) late Tuesday night, followed by an EARLY wake up call this morning for my 10 x 100's Blow it Out!! swim test with a few 1 breath 25's just to top it off :)

I just finished my strength training this evening, and I'm feeling tired, but in that really good way. :) You know that, not too tired, but you feel like you've been working and really getting some where!!!

GOOD STUFF!!
Jen is also SOOO encouraging! All I've been talking about lately is really digging in and Pushing myself to the max! Well Jen tells me she's gonna force me there :)

So this morning when I'm headed to do my 10 x 100's swim test, I'm driving literally listening to Kanye West's "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger" (just happened to come on the radio because some jr. league tennis player was going up against the national champion in the jr. league and wanted to hear it for inspiration. GO GABE whoever you are!). I thought... this is perfect!! So, I'm pumping myself up for pushing it into that Hurt Box for these 100's all the way to the aquatic center.

I get there, do my warm up, get ready... do my set and start jotting down my splits. I've got exactly 10 sec rest in between each, so not a lot of time to analyze what's going on. I just saw, ok... this isn't adding up. I'm doing WORSE than I've done in awhile. So, I keep going, pushing harder each time trying to hold on and not worry about that final number at the end of 4 laps! I finish up... disappointed. Thinking, "Great... the first time my coach asks me to push it and somehow I blow it."

I get home and record all my info for her and email her saying.. I'm sorry... I'm not really sure what happened. I swam at a place I'm not used to swimming at, and for some reason my 100 splits were just off.

She's like, no worries, it's not a big deal. Do you think the pool is long?

I'm like, OHHH, maybe that's it! I call the aquatic center, and sure enough, it is!! 25meters instead of 25 yards. Ok.. doesn't seem like a lot, but it's equivalent to 9 more yards/100. For me... that's like 6''/100 difference, and right now, that makes a difference to me! :)

But the point is even if I had blown up during the set, she was so cool about it and really encouraging and just THERE for me, and it made me feel good!

Not to mention that I spent an hour this afternoon on the phone with my new teamate and friend, Marit!! I LOVE her!! And I'm so excited about this new group and support team I've got going on!

The rest of the week... not so bad. A few more workouts, but mostly rest as I'm headed into a 10k this weekend and again... am going out there to try and Kick some Rear-end!!!

Happy Training!
K :)

14 comments:

Mel said...

YEAH...we want to see puke at the end of the race Kellye...so Adam have the camera ready :)

Wes said...

LOL @ Mel...

Yea, that little yardage versus meters thing can make a difference!! You and your coach are off to a great start!

FYI: Hobgood Park is a half mile loop (lighted). There's also a 1 mile, more trailish, loop at Boling Park in Canton. Flat as a pancake, and if you are brave, there are trails in the woods too!

Marit Chrislock-Lauterbach said...

Kellye - Love ya too! What a great talk - SO SO SO SO happy for you. This will be GREAT! Can't wait to hear all about your 10k. I will send you tons of good vibes.

Cheers and Hooray!

Anonymous said...

Great job with your swim workout! That yardage does make a huge difference and I have to admit, I have done the same thing before.

Have a great day!

Beth said...

I've done the same thing with swimming yards vs meters. Who knew that could make such a big difference!! Anyway, great job on your swim workout and great to hear you are loving Jen as your coach! Good luck this weekend in the 10K!!! :)

Ryan said...

If I were wearing, "blow it out" on my a$$, would it look as appealing?

Pedergraham said...

It's so great to hear that you are feeling great about your training. (Every time I swim slow, I try to convince my training partners that the pool must be a little long. They don't humor me!)

Keep us posted on your 10k! (And of course, I am looking forward to hearing about your birthday party plans for the little ones.)
-Danielle

Steve Stenzel said...

Kanye West's "Stronger" is my IM song from last year!! Not a bad song to have in your head!

And that suit with "Blow it Out" on the butt makes me think of my situation about 8 hours after I eat Chipotle...

...if you know what I mean...

BreeWee said...

ha ha ha, are you blonde or what! (I mean that in the most friendly way cause I love ya)! Love it that you were meter swimming and pushing and driving and seeing times that weren't adding up but kept giving it your all- that really is a GREAT test of your determination! Way to be tuff Kel!
Okay, 10k coming up... sending some good speedy thoughts your way, cheering LOUD and proud for you from the middle of the Pacific! Go get me'...

BreeWee said...

ps... I see you want to have the Beth & Bree song... do you want me to send it to you???

kerri said...

Whew, is right. Great week of training and a race at the end to top it off. Good luck. Go, Go, Go!!!!

Mira Lelovic said...

Nice suit! You got the worst test over with. I hate the swim test! Good luck with your new training program!

Eileen Swanson said...

Great job on the swim, even though it was LONG ;-) Kick some serious booty this weekend!

E

Mel said...

Go Kellye.....
Good luck at the race :)