I knew it was going to be tough fitting in all of my workouts this week due to a family wedding and related festivities happening this weekend. On Monday, as I do every week, I was looking at my schedule and roughing out a plan of attack that would allow me to complete as much as possible. In an effort to make use of every block of spare time available to me, I decided to attempt my first ever lunch-hour swim yesterday.
Conveniently, there is a pool just around the corner from work and I even had some “free” swims leftover from a 10-pack I purchased last summer when I used to swim before work.
So after a 5am run with the girls, I packed my swim bag to bring to work with me. Then, between the hours of 12 noon and 1PM, I:
- Left the office;
- drove to the pool;
- Changed into swim gear;
- Swam 1600m;
- Showered up (more of a rinse);
- Got dressed;
- Drove back to work.
I made it just in time. I do have some wiggle room with my lunch hours and it’s not a big deal if I take longer occasionally, but I try not to take advantage.
Back to work with good ol’ goggle face and scraggly pool hair. All in a day’s work!
But I wasn’t finished just yet!
Tuesday evening I headed to the Newmarket Eagles Time Trial, where I proceeded to crush my previous record on the 15K by about 30 seconds for 23:21, or 38.5 KPH (24 mph).
I hopped off my bike and immediately headed out for a brick run (with some of the other cyclists looking at me like I was nuts). My legs felt surprisingly good and I had a great 5K in about 26 minutes.
And then, finally, I was done for the day.