End of week which included a working “road trip”. Status quo on the foot, nothing earth-shattering to report workout-wise. Tuesday in Buffalo, Wednesday in Burbank, Thursday in Laredo – doesn’t get much more random than that. It was hotel groundhog day out there – elliptical, elliptical, elliptical – just shoot me. Got in an hour at each of the first two, the unit in Laredo was a little dated (think it was from the Jack Lalanne signature series) so I could only endure 30 minutes on that dinosaur. Wouldn’t say that I made a whole lot of progress regaining my late-June fitness level, but until I hit the Diamond League qualifying standards and start making 6-figures on the pro circuit Laredo will be paying the bills.
Got home to flooded Harrisburg Friday afternoon, was beat from the long night of flying but was able to muster the energy to hit the pool for an interval session. 8×3:00 w/1:00 jogging recovery – something close to 1000’s, trying to hang out in the threshold area for a while. Pretty pleased with how it went, upped the resistance after #2 and #5 to a pretty challenging level by the finish. With the 10 minute warmup and 15 minute cool down it came in right at an hour.
Finished the week up with 60 minutes in the pool again today. Had the Penn State game on the pool room TV so the time flew by – guessing there were 108,000 folks wondering why in the hell they painted their chests white after PSU’s lackluster showing versus a good Alabama team. At least they’ll have about 7 hours to think about it as they are all stuck in traffic leaving State College PA due to the flood-caused road closures in that area. Ugh…
Hoping to get on the track tomorrow for the first time in probably 9-10 weeks. I’m guessing that it won’t help my achilles get any better, but I need to do something like this eventually if I want to compete so with time running out until race day (2 weeks from today) it’s now or never to see how it holds up. Won’t do anything crazy – I feel that the aqua-conditioning has kept me fit, so tomorrow won’t be anything resembling a final exam but more of mid-term review. I’ll get out there and play it by ear….