Monday, July 5, 2010

Recap - 2nd Week of HIM Training

Last week was another solid week in the books.  Unfortunately, after Hurricane Alex hit south of us the remaining storms decided to sit down right on top of us for pretty much the entire week.  We had just downpour after downpour and this forced my bike workouts to the indoor trainer and the run ones to the treadmill.  Overall here are the raw numbers:

Swim - 3 workouts - 3 hrs 5 mins (7710 yds)
Bike - 3 workouts - 4 hrs 15 mins (76.5 miles)
Run - 4 workouts - 3 hrs 16 mins (21.01 miles)
                      Totals:  10 hrs 36 mins

One master's swim was missed on Thursday morning because I was sick.  On Friday afternoon I went to the gym to swim and the indoor pool was shut down because of lightning.  I thought this weird since the pool I wanted to swim in was indoors?  BUT the aquatics folks explained that the pools are all connect via an intricate underground network and you can be electrocuted indoors.  Okay, I actually used the term "intricate underground network" after they told me to get out of the pool but suggested they use it in the future to help explain things better.  They did not seem impressed.  The good news was that they did let us in for a little bit and I was able to get in most of the workout (1700yds) before more lightning came and forced me out again.

Then on Friday night I was going to spend an hour and fifteen minutes on the trainer but we ended up having a late dinner so I decided to just add that time into the scheduled hour and fifteen minutes bike on Saturday morning.  Well, I got up bright and early and it was pouring out sooooo it was time for the trainer again.  I needed to do 2.5 hours but could only do 2 hours.  It was so boring.

So that was Week 2 and today is my rest day and tomorrow begins Week 3 with the 5am Master's Swim.  Here is the Week 3 Schedule (click image below to see larger version):
I hope everyone has a great week!

Thanks for Reading,



  1. I am sorry to hear that you are being pounded by the rain also! I hope it clears up soon because riding the trainer is no fun!

  2. Too weird! Our posts today almost sound alike! Rain effing up our training! I had no idea that you can't swim indoors when it's ugly out. What's the point of an indoor pool then? Just when it's cold? silly, especially in TX and Fla. One good way to look at it...we'll be well rested for this week's training.

  3. Even with the rain you are doin great on your training. Love the header pic.

  4. SWEET volume all around, even while getting pounded with rain!

  5. Glad to hear that Alex missed you folks. Still you got some good training volume.

  6. This seems to be going good for you, even if it was indoors. This is a serious program you're following.

  7. The ankle bone is connected to the leg bone. The leg bone is connected to the thigh bone...


    Pool piping network, if in metal, will allow strikes from outside come inside... same reason you shouldn't shower or bath in a storm..

    This PSA was brought to you be IRONBOB....

  8. Very cool header pic! Our newspaper just had a little article about lightning and indoor pools, weird coincidence. Keep upi the good work, indoors and out!

  9. Hi Jeff,
    Nice work on completing week two of your training:) Way to get on the trainer to bust out your workouts....sorry about all of the crazy rain you have been getting.

    I hope that you have a fantastic week!

  10. you are getting some crazy weather down there. luckily you're set up for indoor training, dispite "the underground network"

    Hope you're feeling better.

  11. Crazy I have never heard of not being able to swim indoors because of lightening!!! Good to know.

    Sounds like you had a great week.