Today is very ground hog day as it is looking every bit of last Monday. Hour plus trainer ride in AM featuring the latest 30 Rock and an earlier season ep of The Office. The quickly up to the tower for another day of internet-smithing, stitching another pixel into the internet tapestry before a
PM - I can't seem to make it through a PM run these days without music. It's a crutch. Schmitty think himself a running purist but sometimes it's the only way to get Schmitty out the door.
Swapping out rest days. Moving Swim/Run to tomorrow.
AM - Shwimmy. Lots of 100s. Gotta visit Swim Outlet today...experiencing goggle failure on both the primary and backup. The jammer is thinning too, so a new Schmitty shwimmy shuite is in order. Which really is more a matter of public safety than my own prudence. (time lapse) Ok...so I purchased another pair of Aqua Sphere Kayenne Small Fit goggles because little man = little face. For my money Aqua Sphere are the go-to goggle for training and race (I actually keep a pair just for and only for racing). Wide vision and comfortable. Never had a strap break. Never been knocked off during a race (jinx!). And because I'm a cheap SOB I went with the Tyr jammer grab bag. I do like the whole element of surprise thing though. You just enter in your size and they send you whatever crazy piss poor selling color jammer left on the back room shelf. I can hardly wait.
PM - Work went absolutely dead silent in the afternoon so I was able to slip out a little after 4P for a run. Just a run. Some drill work thrown in but just a run.
Sebastian Cabot reference into an anecdote to describe working with Rob Reiner on "When Harry Met Sally." I did a Gatorade spit take because 1) it was unexpected and 2) because of Dave's reaction. Finished my ride and hit the wicked cold and rainy bricks for my run. With today's two plus hours and tomorrow's two hours (run/swim) I am going to tonight's work holiday party guilt free.
Not a terribly late night last night and I drove myself so it was one drink max. Despite this incredible display of holiday work party discipline, I still surrendered to sleep this morning and woke up late in terms of getting my run in early but still on time to make it to the pool for lap swim. Sunday is tricky at the Oak Park FFC. Minimal lap swim time inconveniently sandwiched between