Thursday, February 08, 2007

Swim and Run and Mismatched Music

Thursday 6.0 miles/54:32/9:05 average pace

This run felt pretty easy for the most part. It might be the first run I could honestly describe as even partially easy. It was a beautiful cloudy morning and I felt great the whole time.

Since I mentioned in my "Weird" post about being obsessive-ish about things matching or having a theme, I decided to create a random mismatched playlist for my run. And I loved it! Featured artists that do not have anything in common besides that I love them included: Al Green, Bob Marley, Journey, Nina Simone, Matisyahu, and Black Eyed Peas.


Also, last night (Wednesday) I went to the gym and I swam! (Swam is a really weird word... is that right??) I swimmed (nope, definitely not.) for about 40 minutes and did 18 total laps!! That is 900 yards (or meters? No, yards.). I did 2 laps kicking only, then 15 laps swimming (weee!) then 1 lap kicking only. I was going to do more of those for a cool down, but my toe cramped up! OUCH! Does that happen very often to other swimmers? Is there anything I can do to avoid it? For the record, I did eat a banana right before I started.

I am so loving the swimming. I'm still so inexperienced and a little self-concious, but I think it is so fun. :) I am getting OK with my little method, but I know I need to work on my form and all that. I would love to take a lesson or something. But right now I'm just getting my feet wet (hilarious pun intended!) so I'll just have fun with it for now.

Things I need to clarify right now:

The pool is 25 Yards, not meters, right? (I'm sure about the 25 just not the yards/meters)

Swam? Swum? Swimmed? Swammed? Swummed?

Down and back is a Lap, just down is a length. (I actually know this, thanks to Michele, I'm just reviewing for myself)

Toe cramps suck, what to do?

4 comments:

Michele said...

Glad you are having so much fun swimming. How is your cycling? Ready to become a triathlete????

The pool could be yards or meters ask the life guard, they MIGHT know.

Never had a toe cramp.

Bob Gentile said...

Jen Said:Swam? Swum? Swimmed? Swammed? Swummed?

LOLOLOL ahhh funny

I have swummed earlier today :-)

SWUMMED that's way WEIRDER then swam--lol

Hey Jen, I just read your WEIRD list, glad I seen it...u almost SNUCK it by me :-(

snuck lolol another WEIRD word...

OK I am leaving now, I am weird enough and don't neeed any more Ideas from YOU :-(

Ciao,

Bob
PS I am typing in my word verification and it is Siici

did it just call me a SICKY? or SISSY? ---O my WEIRDDDDDDDDD

Eed said...

I always get toe/foot cramps when I start swimming again. Once you get conditioned a bit w/it you'll be fine, definitely keep stretching though! I swam 1000 meters yesterday and I have swum at least 10,000 in my lifetime. Fun with conjugations!

Chad in the Arizona Desert said...

Back when I first started doing triathlons I would get foot cramps. I think it is because runners aren't used to making their feet go that way and it takes a little training to get it working.

I was a terrible swimmer when I started triathlons, and I wan't great when I stopped, but I did get quite a bit better in between. Just stick with it and it will start to "click."

Good job!!