Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Longest 10 minutes of my life.

I mean even longer than the wait for the anesthesiologist during labor. Longer than being on hold with (any and all) utility company. 


Today I took a spin class (GREAT class, totally got my sweat on, however, I am not sure how great an idea that was for my piriformis, the standing leaning over type stuff hurt a bit), and instead of my usual quick mile on the TM afterward, I did some deep water running for the first time. I figured I'd do 10 minutes = about a mile.


Set my watch timer to 10 minutes, put on the aqua jogger (my YMCA has them, yay!) and got to work. Wanted to look at my watch, but I waited a bit. Finally looked, thinking I must be getting close. I am so very serious when I tell you my timer still had 8:03 left. Yup, ONE. MINUTE. FIFTY-SEVEN. SECONDS. I couldn't believe it. 

Time had actually stood still. 

It WAS a great workout, I was working hard and eventually (3 days later...) I was done 10 minutes. In my research on water running, I've read of people doing it for 2 HOURS. HOW???? Soooooo boring!! No music. Water Aerobics instructor speaking gently at the shallow end. The lap lane is too shallow at the end to run that way, so I was making little laps across the deep end.  Anyway, definitely a good workout, but if I want to continue with it, a waterproof ipod is in my future.

I think this works my arms more than regular running- I was really pumping them, so that's a good thing.

I also got a GREAT upper body workout today trying to get my tankini onto my sweaty post-spin body.

Oh, for the record, yesterday I did 4.3 miles in 57 minutes (walking) for just over a 13min/mile pace... It's easier to just run I think, but I am trying to do this recovery thing right.  Also did bunches of stretching/foam rolling/abs/planks/situps. 

(Matthew and Thomas 3/17/07)

Have lots of baseball again this week, and my little brother is coming down from BOSTON next week!!!!!  ANNNNND, next week is St. Pat's! Matthew's school band is marching in the parade, first middle school to do so in the long and storied history of the Savannah St. Patrick's Day parade!


Kovas said...

Lots of benefits to water running and I've heard others say the time drags.

Chris K said...

You will like Kera from Abu Dhabi.

I aqua jogged alot last summer when I was injured. I did it for 2 hours too. No ipod. Super duper awesome experience. Actually, wasn't totally awful. Just boring, but felt like a great accomplishment.

Just gotta be mentally prepared.

Anonymous said...

just came across your it. sounds a long 10 minutes. i don't know if i'd be able to do it.

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Those are the worse workouts, when you look down, thinking your about done and its not close. I wish my gym had a deeper pool for I could aquajog