Today in sidewalk wisdom:
Quotations like these pop up on the concrete here in New York City from time to time. I usually see them when I’m starting or finishing a workout, and it gives me something to think about while I’m running or it resonates with me. For whatever reason, I’m more receptive—to ideas, to opportunities, you name it—after a solid sweat session.
General training notes: the big news this week is due to chemical problems, my pool was closed for a few days. (Remember last week’s abbreviated practices?) Swimming and I are at a great place now, so it was a bummer to be out of the water for a week. Luckily, though, the issues were resolved, and it reopened on Saturday. I’m still digging my rowing classes, and running continues to go well. All good things to report!
Monday – a.m. run
Easy four miler in the park with a few pickups
Tuesday – p.m. swim with Bearcat masters p.m. run
Remember last week’s chlorine issues? Well, the swimming gods conspired against me: the pool is closed until further notice. The news broke during work, so I went straight home after, changed into my running stuff, and met one of my friends for five easy miles in Central Park. Hey, you gotta take what the defense gives you.
Wednesday – p.m. run and EngineRm workout
After work, I logged an easy 2.5 miles in Central Park before my 75-minute endurance rowing class at EngineRm.
Thursday – p.m. swim with Bearcat masters p.m. EngineRm workout
Continuing to rack up the meters at EngineRm and took a 45-minute class after work
Friday – off
Saturday – a.m. EngineRm workout and run; p.m. swim with Bearcat masters
Another Sportz Saturday for the win: I started the day with a 45-minute rowing class and an easy five-mile run in Central Park with a few friends. We went to brunch after, and then I hightailed it … to the pool because it finally opened! Even though I had been out of the water for a week—due to factors beyond my control—this swim went well. We did a lot of freestyle technique work and longer intervals, and I practiced my dives off the blocks. I nailed all three!
Sunday – a.m. run; p.m. swim with Bearcat masters
There was a half-marathon in Central Park that one of my friends was doing as a training run, so I met up with him for part of the race. I’m slowly increasing the distance of my long run and logged 8.5 miles this week. Later that afternoon, I went to the pool for a 1.5-hour IM-focused practice with the Bearcats. I wasn’t sure how I’d hold up—after a long run and doing butterfly, backstroke, and breaststroke work—but I made it through the entire practice and tailed 4,000m.
How do you adjust workouts if and when facilities close?