Monday, May 31, 2010

taper week

Many of you are in the same boat as're all probably looking at your plan and saying "that's it?" I have to remember that it's taper week and that strange things tend to occur. Being a swimmer for so many years, I've gone through this many times. You start to question your training, you may feel terrible and out of breath when doing a short workout, and your brain is telling you that you need to do more. I'm doing it today and need to remember that by adding more to my workout for the day is not going to make me any stronger for fact, it will probably just make me tired. So I'm going to the track and doing the workout that you all said was horrible...but I'm probably going to go at it 80%.

ok - back from and point. Felt terrible. I think I was going harder than 80% because I was breathing so hard. Final heartrate was 180+. WOD - 400M run, 50 squats, 10 burpees (x3) - time 12:09. Just noticed that it was supposed to be 4 times, not 3. Oh well. I warmed up and down with 1/2 a mile.

So that's it until tomorrow. Maybe mowing the lawn will count as a workout if I push the mower a little faster. : ) Happy Memorial Day!!


  1. We'll let you off the hook since you did that nasty workout at the track in the hot sun. I did it in my basement where it was relatively cool :).

    After reading Max's email, I don't think you should mow the lawn either! I just cleaned the tub/shower and am thinking even that was just way too much physical effort!

  2. There are people that will do the lawn and house cleaning for you you know :)