Saturday, January 23, 2010

A Good Busy

Well... I would like to get back into blogging more. I rather enjoy it, and with the new job, and Facebook, it just seems like it is hard enough just keeping up with everybody else. You just don't realize how good you got it until something changes. Working from home two days a week for the last two years was HUGE for my ability to train effectively for my races. I don't have that option any more. Until it gets warmer, and the days longer, its going to continue to be a challenge to find time for all the things that I need to do.

Training is so far so good. I took my swim test last weekend. Rather than opting for the 10x100 TT that I have done in the past, I opted for the 3x300 swim test as recommended by Gale Bernhardt. My T-pace (100 yard best pace) came in at 1:34. I was pretty pleased with that. I really have to push myself to give these tests my all, and that's not to far off my best T-pace at my peak (1:31 per 100 meters).

This week, I discovered The Green Way in Forsyth County. It's about a mile or two from my office, and the path currenly runs for 8 miles, with plans to extend it. A lot of it is board walk. I think that this makes it unsuitable for cycling, but it is a great venue for running. I'll try to get a run in there once a week or so. The new office peeps told me that I can't use the fitness facilities. Hopefully, as it gets warmer, they'll change their mind.

I continue to hit all of my workout sessions, even if I play with the the days a bit. It would seem that Monday is a good day for strength training, and Friday is a good day off for me, as long as I can double up on Saturday. Until the weekends events get longer and longer, this seems to be working out pretty well for me!

Last week spoiled us pretty rotten with 60 degree weather! Then my friends up north left the window open and winter is BACK! LOL... I don't think I was ever this heavy into training this early in the season. Dee Dee should know by Feb 19th what her schedule for the year is going to be. That is DECISION day for my May half ironman. I am leaning heavily towards Rev3! I only hope it doesn't close before then!!

Have a great weekend, y'all!

Wes

17 comments:

Firefly's Running said...

I will be challenged soon when if and when I return to work. I will have find ways to make it easier to get to my gym and then lose my daily lakefront rides since I won't have the parking convenience. Boo! But we are healthier for it.

Jess said...

Good for you for finding time to fit it all in.

Personally, I like blogging way more than FB. I'm sure if it's because I'm more familiar with blogging or if I just have too much to say for those tiny little posts on FB.

teacherwoman said...

Glad to see you are making things work with your schedule!

Shannon said...

I look forward to my Weslicious blogging again! Facebook at work.....scary..... ;)

Joe said...

Nice post, Wes. Do take care of first things first. I know my weeks are sooooo hectic that a weekly blog post is about the best I can do. I find FB a black-hole of wasted time.

So a guy does what he needs to do.

What's the deal with folks telling you you can't use the fitness facility? Two-tiered employment deal? The 8 mile boardwalk, though, sounds like a fine running opportunity.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

LBTEPA said...

I'm so excited for you and DeeDee. What a year you will have :)

Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

What is up with not being about to use YOUR work fitness center? Dod I miss the story on this?

LOVE that you are coming our way in Feb. Maybe I can ring David and Mendy into this "beer" and we can enjoy a short visit.

Lisa said...

I've always wondered how folks could keep up with training and full time jobs. Now I know...you had a secret weapon...working from home!

Jess said...

I didn't realize your last job let you work from home two days each week. That's really nice. I get one day a week now and I find it's always the day I can get my best workouts in. What I would give to have just one more day like that each week.

Carolina John said...

that greenway sounds fantastic. i'm still discovering all those little quirky places in raleigh.

and i just did 10 x 100 yd hard splits in the pool over lunch today at 1:40 avg per 100. not too bad for a fat slow guy!

Runner Leana said...

How come you can't use the fitness facilities at work? That is too bad! Oh well, the Greenway sounds like a real find.

I apologize for the winter weather...but I promise....I didn't do it!!

Kevin said...

Its nice having the new greenway, though I havent tried it out yet. By next year it will connect into the Sawnee mountain trails not too far from my house. If Alpharetta ever gets their act together, it will run into Alpharetta, and potentially Roswell. The only problem is how often it floods.

Darrell said...

Jugglin' the schedule is always a challenge. you're up for a challenge...right.

Makita said...

I am continually impressed with you getting all those workouts in... Kudos!

I, too, want to get back into blogging. Blogging enables me to sort out my thoughts and frustrations. Facebook, on the other hand, can be a distraction if I'm not careful.

Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

thanks for your comments Wes. you better not be LOL at me!

I am following the BeIronFit Strenght Program. Working so far. I have been able to move up in all of the weights. Feeling stronger...even though I may be getting older ;)

Michelle said...

You are busy!!! Great job fitting everything in!

Stuart said...

I get about as much out of FB as I put in which really isn't a lot!

Fitting it all in is always a challenge....that's what she said!