Wednesday, September 9, 2015

It's Time for Speed Work!

I'm not fast. 

I was born 11 days late and I've been trying to catch up ever since. My body has 2 settings:

Setting #1:


Inevitably followed by Setting #2:

Every single morning.

I can be slow. Maddeningly slow.


I understand this because when people are slower than I want them to be it is maddening.

But when I do try to hustle, especially when I'm encouraged to do so by others, my brain and body just stop communicating and I freeze up.


System error from brain to muscles.

Well, now that I've been hitting new distances in my training and races I really want to pick up the pace so I'm not out on the course all day (especially if I want to do even longer races). And that's clearly a problem given the above information.  So my new goal is speed work!


Just call me "Maverick".

I will be returning to indoor cycling classes, going to the track, and working on swimming faster. I even got some fancy flippers.


Stay tuned!

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P.S. I may not be speedy yet, but at least I can do the hustle!


If you're too young to know it or just want to enjoy, please visit a lovely compilation of 70s ladies and gents Doing the Hustle. It really gets going at the 30 second mark.

UPCOMING POSTS: SWIMMING DRILLS, RUNNING SPEED WORK, A SHOE REVIEW

15 comments:

  1. Why did my comment not save?? Ugh! Well I said that I'm super bad at doing speed work too- oops! And that we can motivate each other - Maverick and Goose!!

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    1. Yay!! This comment saved!!!! I should really look into different commenting formats but I don't know if you can with blogger. ANYWAY, yes! Speed work together!! Maverick and Goose!

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  2. I have 2 speeds: go and stop. My body regulates the actual speed of 'go' on its own, so I can't really be trusted to do anything about it haha. Good luck with your speed work!

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    1. Haha--it's good to know that about yourself!

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  4. Love your morning speeds -- I am the exact same. No matter what time I get up, I always seem to be racing around frantically at the last minute, having frittered away too much time, so your drawings made me laugh. :-) Good luck with the speed work!

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    1. Thanks! Why do we do that to ourselves??

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  5. I always love your posts as the drawings totally capture the emotions. And I totally get exactly what you mean!

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  6. I enjoy speed work - more than hills at least! ;-)

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    1. Well I can't get away from hills so speed work is fun because it's flat and you get to go fast!

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  7. I am on board with your two settings. However, I cannot get with your Top Gun reference. I just watched that terrible movie and can't even begin to tell you my issues with it or any tangential approval of cursory references to that garbage celluloid.

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    1. I know I know, he's a moron. I was never really into him. But I often say "I feel the need, the need for speed", so why not draw it?

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  8. I did speedwork today. Clearly I'm Maverick.

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    1. Woot woot! Hope it was a good workout!

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