Saturday, June 20, 2009

Confessions of a Lane Five Swimmer

Fins @ Philly Gay Pride Parade 2009
Originally uploaded by reflexblue

I am still learning to pace myself out so I can keep my energy level up for the entire 90 minute workout. Typically, I start out fast during the warm-up set, then struggle to keep up for the main sets. My kick is getting good, but my pull still needs work. I like Lane 5's interval for freestyle and longer sets, but for sprint and stroke sets I can follow Lane 4's interval. I get in either Lane 4 or 5 these days, depending on who's at the pool.


Sunday, June 07, 2009

Wissahickon Trail Classic 10k

Wow, I got a personal record at the Wissahickon Trail Classic 10k this weekend. This is the only trail race that I know of within the City of Philadelphia. I ran this race twice before, and it's a pleasant surprise to have a PR while I am not i a top running shape.
I walked a lot going uphill, but I made up during the flat and downhill portions. Threw up a little bit toward the end. Landed on the wrong part of my feet 3 times. Fell once (at the next to last turn going downhill before the finish).

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