Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Ride of Silence - Tonight


The Ride of Silence is tonight at 7:00pm.

In Grand Rapids, it will start at Riverside Park near the Island Entrance. Arrive by 6:30. As a cyclist (especially one that has been injured in a collision with a car), I look forward to this event. It’s so important to remember those who have lost their lives or been injured while riding and to raise awareness of cyclists sharing the roads with motor vehicles.

Last night I arrived at the pool about 10 minutes after a 45 minute water aerobics class started. One lane was open for swimmers, which was being used by an older woman doing a leisurely doggie paddle. We’re talking 5 minutes to complete a length of the pool. Hey – no judgment here! A workout is a workout, and we all have to do what we’re capable of.

Instead of coming back after the class finished, I decided to shower and just wait for the woman swimming in the lane to finish her workout. How long would she really be in there doggie paddling, right?

Well, I ended up watching the aerobics class through to the end, which was kind of fun to watch, but I was still a little bit annoyed to have waited that long. Then the pool opened up, and I did my workout in about half an hour – the doggie paddle lady trucking along next to me the entire time.

She didn’t get out until after I was out of the shower post-swim. I don’t know when she started, but she paddled her little heart out for at least 1 hour and 15 minutes. Props to that lady for her dedication and endurance!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Swim 1150 yards
100 warm up, 8x25 sprints, 5x50 sprints, 5x100 threshold, 100 cool down

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