September 9, 2008
I've been slackin' on poolin' and bikin'. My boundless enthusiasm has been flaggin'.
Last week I did 35.5 miles in the pool and a measly 63 miles on the mountain bike. I walked 7.2 miles and gallowalked 8.1 miles. Yep, I moved on my own two legs at a pace that occasionally had both feet off the ground at the same time. I wish I could say that I flew like a white-winged dove, but the truth is my leg felt weird every step, and was mildly-to-moderately sore afterward.
I'd originally planned to add the walk-running on top of my usual 2-3 hours per day of pool-running and biking, but it's not happening. My motivation's gone somewhere, I don't know where. I thought all the xtraining would help me come back all strong and fit, but here I am sore and tired, so to hell with it. I've got stuff to do.
Posted by joe positive at September 9, 2008 5:21 PM
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Having just emerged from 3 months in the pool, my advice is don't do the gallowalking (or even much walking). You are only prolonging your crosstraining time - you are setting yourself back by doing this! Remember, like our ancestors, you will rise up, leave the water and walk on land, but don't do so before your time.
Posted by: margaret at September 10, 2008 5:18 PM