Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Not for Sissy's

I continue to be excited with the changes I have made in my workouts.  Tonight I jumped in a FIN class at the last minute.  All of the lap lanes were full so I thought ...why not... it will be fun.  It is a 45 minute class where you wear swim fin's and circle swim for an entire 45 minutes straight.  You move the entire time with no rest.  Really works the hips and legs.  The class flew by and it was a fun change in things.

A quick 3 miles on the treadmill and now I am home.  Scott and I will ride 30 miles tomorrow where I will practice my drafting and move my chain to the large ring.  I just love it all.... the swimming... the riding... and the running.  Exciting stuff if you ask me.  Comfort zones are for sissy's :).  

I challenge you all to try one thing new this week..... you may love it!
Robin

19 comments:

Journey to a Centum said...

It won't be liver and onions but I'll see what I can come up with for your challenge.

The fin class sounds like a great workout.

Wes said...

Comfort zones are for sissy's

Oh no you di'nt! ROFLMAO!!

You are turning into quite the animal. Grrrrrr! You and Scott are racking up the miles! Woot!! That's funny you mentioned the big ring. I stayed in the small ring for my entire 56 mile ride Sunday. Silly me :-)

robtherunner said...

Hey Robin,

Thanks for stopping by. I like your style looking for new things to try. I agree with the DNF versus DNS theory. I have two DNF's. One at 100 miles and one recent one at 100k. I am not sure how many DNS's I have, but it is not many depending on how you define a DNS. I did have a DNS at a 100 miler last year, which has factored into the decision to hold off on another 100 miler attempt for now. Good luck on your training for the Masochist. I hope to make it for that race one of these years.

RunBubbaRun said...

Interesting swim class. Never done a FIN workout before, sound tiring..

Yeah, I agree "comfort" zones are for sissy's.. You go gettem.

Kevin said...

WOW! I think my legs would be ready to fall of after that class

cindy said...

Love this post...the sissy line rocks!!

Thanks for the motivation and challenge. Oh, I will definitely try something new this week...still thinking on it though ;)

See Zanne Run said...

wait a minute? you haven't been in the big ring yet? its like a turbo booster on the downhills ... no more ghost-pedaling, put it in the big ring & GO! you'll be amazed at how much more 'grip' you get ... once the speeds get up in those pace lines, you have to get in the big ring to maintain it! have fun!!! i love that you are loving the bike!

KK said...

Way to challenge yourself and try new things!

Keep up the great training :).

Neese said...

FIN class sounds neat!

Mendy said...

Sounds like fun.

I normally ride in the big ring, only shifting to the little one for certain hills. I'm just now learning how to shift to the little ring without dropping the chain. Oooops. :-)

jen said...

That fin class sounds interesting! Great job.

Love the picture in your last post- you have beautiful eyes. :)

Amanda said...

wow you really are just going to town with new things! I've been trying to do weights, abs or yoga every day with running and it really is pretty amazing the changes.

TheRunnerChick said...

Excellent!!! I love switching it up. Your post was inspiring. I'm sure the Fins were awesome. Probably felt like you were flying! :)

J~Mom said...

Sounds like a great workout!!

Greg On the Run said...

Inspiring to read what you're doing. You should come this way for the Lowcountry Splash next weekend - 2.4 mile swim in Charleston Harbor, under the Cooper River Bridge.

Bob Gentile said...

FINS Classes, Bikes ahhh Robin don't drift too far way from da ultra land--ok :-(

Dana said...

You're absolutely right that comfort zones ARE for sissies. That fin class sounds like a great workout!

Steve Stenzel said...

The comfort zone IS for sissys!! Great thought!!

teacherwoman said...

adding new workouts can be quite fun! Nice job!