Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Step 1: Alarm going off at 5am, getting out of warm bed to cold room: C (it is not an D because we actually GET out of bed)
Step 2: Drinking coffee in warm car, finally waking up, driving to swimming: A (extra credit applied here for getting up, and self satisfaction for positive trajectory to pool).
Step 3: Walking on to toasty warm pool deck and seeing your fellow teammates and coach Bill: A (why else would we do this?)
Step 4: Talking on deck for so long that coach yells at you: B (see A above - it's social for heaven's sake, coach Bill!)
Step 5: Jumping in to cold pool and the first 500 yards: D (this really is the worst part of the morning swim. For those who say it isn't, I simply don't believe you. There have been times that I make it to step 4 and then can't move on to step 5).
Step 6: Doing the workout: A (always an A, even if we feel crappy and complain)
Step 7: Walking from toasty pool deck into Antarctica (also known as the locker room): C (try it yourself - it's shocking)
Step 8: The spa showers at MIT Z-Center and chatting with the ladies: A+ (what can I say - great locker room and great company)
Step 9: Driving to work, knowing you did the first 8 steps: A++
Overall, because actually doing the workout carries more weight, I give the overall morning experience an A because Steps 6 and 9 are the most important. Today was distance day! Great job Hubbard for your steady pace.
200 drill/swim by 25 :20r
4 x 50 reverse IM :60
200 swim :20r
2 x 100 on 1:40
2 x 100 sprint on 2:30