Thursday, July 15, 2010

An A.M. SCORE

Upon the completion of my Tri a few weeks ago (first one in 2 years) I muttered the words to coach that I needed to improve my swim. You would think that I would have learned in the past that sharing comments like this only brings suffering to ME. So coach says be at the her place and ready to swim at 5:30am on Monday. Bells go off in my head once I realize that I will have to drag-my-sleepy-sorry-butt out of bed at 4:30am in order to do this.

Long story short… she has this endless pool at her facility. At first glance it looks inviting but let me tell you that within a very short time she handed my BUTT to me and then some. I was blown away with the difference of swimming in it compared to a lap pool. Good news is that with two slight tweaks in my stroke she had me swimming faster with a little less effort. SCORE!!

I repeated another early drag-my-sleepy-sorry-butt out of bed routine at 5am this morning to sweat it out on the trainer in my garage for an hour. Worth it since it will free me up tonight to join some girlfriends for dinner downtown. SCORE again.

A little suffering never hurt anyone..right ?!

Robin

10 comments:

Marlene said...

So nice to get it done early! Great job on the swim workout!!

Dave said...

Suffering and Self Denial....the life of a Monk...or an endurance athlete....your choice....

Stuart said...

Pain is weakness leaving the body!

Nice job!

Lily on the Road said...

Gotta love muttering outload. Hey, was (is) that Phil T.? How great was that to have a blogger visit!

Love your tri photo's, looks like it was a fun event!

TRI-james said...

What were the two tweaks?

Wes said...

I will heartily endorse this early morning shiznit if I can do a better job of keeping my eyelids open after 5 PM :-)

Middle Name Marie said...

I love getting my workouts done early! No matter how much they kick my butt :)

Judi said...

good job getting up in the morning. it sucks sucks sucks so bad!

teacherwoman said...

Score indeed! We all crave a little suffering now and then. It's what makes us stronger! LOL

Grey Beard said...

Thank God for morning people! Good to know someone is keeping the world turning while I saw a few more logs.

Sounds like you have a great trainer, and happy you managed to stay out of the pump. ;) You go girl!