Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Hey! whats a tabata you, ah?

whats a matta 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!!!


Chuckie V said...

"BALLS (if you are female, just take out the BS) OUT"

That's a keeper.

Paul said...

Good times!

Shan said...

Nice! I've been wanting to try those out sometime...hmmmmmm

Ulyana said...

Ouch! That sounds painful! Based on the link you provide, it's worth it! Tell us how it goes! Where would we be without speedwork????

SanDiegoPJ said...

Nice man...tabata is a BITCH!! Carrie hadus do it on the trainer the other night times 4. We both almost puked.

Ulyana said...

Thanks for the book suggestion! I think I've seen a show on it. Very interesting. I wonder how much of my weird OCD or perfectionist tendencies are explained by the fact that I'm the oldest sister. I'll check it out.