Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Hey! whats a tabata you, ah?
After 4 days of rest (yes, you read that correctly all you type A's - FOUR) days of rest (only 3 were prescribed - whoops!), Chuckie has re-instituted the pain train for yours truly.
I emailed him on Sunday saying "... I was looking forward to the time off, and now I am ready to get back on it. seriously. For the first time I think ever, I am actually looking forward to getting in the pool again." Which meant I got swim workouts 3 days in a row! Next time I will learn to keep my big mouth shut!
But that really isn't the pain part of the train you see. This week is the first time I get to do tabata sprints. If you don't to read the link, here's what you need to know: PAIN. A whole lotta PAIN.
Ok, a little more detail: after a very thorough warm up, do this over the course of 4 minutes: 20 seconds BALLS (if you are female, just take out the BS :] ) OUT, 10 seconds rest. So, for a grand total total of 8 times. I will save the detail of the pain for my correspondance with him over email, but let's just say that there is a huge difference in going all out for 20 seconds, versus the 10 seconds of beach sprints I was doing during my off season.
Other than that, things are progressing well on the training front. I am already feeling months ahead of where I was last year, and I have more pain on tap for the weekend! CHOO CHOO!!!