Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Sponge Dog Square Pants

So, if you take a proper recovery week, you actually absorb your training. Wow. Who knew?

I am no longer exhausted. I have soaked up the training like a sponge. Compare:

Last year's marathon PR pace was right at about 9 min. miles at a heartrate between 145 and 150 BPM most of the time.

This Morning: after a moderate hour on the bike in zone 2 I ran 30 minutes at a pace that started at 9 min. miles and increased to 8 min. miles with a heartrate of 130-135 BPM.

One minute per mile faster, 10 to 15 BPM easier.

I am the super absorbant training machine.

I.AM.SPONGE.DOG.SQUARE.PANTS.

13 comments:

Danielle in Iowa said...

Absorbent and yellow and porous is he!

Well, I hope you aren't yellow. That could mean jaundice or something.

tri-mama said...

We need to get you an action figure cartoon- I see aqua goggles and a bow tie of course.

Andra Sue said...

Sweet!!! I, too, can almost hear the training soaking in when I rest properly. Isn't it awesome to look down at your HR monitor in disbelief at the low numbers?!

Shelley said...

Yay..sponge bob!! Does this mean you're going to sink to the bottom of the lake in Lubbock?? I doubt it..with that spiffy new wetsuit ya got going on...:-))

21stCenturyMom said...

Nice! It's good when the training does what it is supposed to do. It makes all those hours of wondering "why? why? why? why?" just melt away.

GeekGirl said...

Isn't it sponge Bob? Or did I miss something? Or is it a takeoff on the greyhound/dog thing. Oh, I'm a little slow this morning...

Carrie said...

Maybe that's why you're still struggling a bit in the water. Instead of cutting right through, you soak it right up!!!

Congrats on the major improvement!

the Dread Pirate Rackham said...

Oh wow. I sure hope you're right.

Cos right now?

I feel about as heavy as a wet sponge. Ugh.

Jessi said...

Isn't it so cool when training actually works? The most motivating thing ever (in my opinion).

Allez said...

That's an awesome improvement!!!

mishele k said...

Yes, but do you hang up your undies in your closet?

That's what real spongefolks do.

Flatman said...

ARE YA READY KIDS??? AYE, AYE Captain!

No Wetsuit Girl... overseas! said...

Way to GO! Now don't you wish you could go back in time and tell worrywort 'hound from last week that he had nothing to worry about?!

Where do you find square bike shorts? Is the padding different?