According to Wiktionary, the term ‘hump day’ alludes to the fact that Wednesday is the middle of the work week, meaning that one has made it ‘over the hump’ towards the weekend. And having done 2 training sessions by lunchtime I definitely feel as though I have made it over the training hump and I am now on the downhill slide to the weekend!
This morning it was pandemonium in the pool though really I was oblivious to it until near the end of my session, when I began to notice that there seemed to be an awful lot of people in the lane I was in, and the water was very turbulent. The reason for this was because the water polo squad had taken two lanes again. Not only that they had removed the lane rope between the two lanes and were doing lots of swimming, kicking and jumping across the lane which was causing the turbulence. Also, in the fast lane next to us there seemed to be an awful lot of big guys who created big waves when they swam. So really it didn’t matter which side you tended to breathe on this morning, you were going to cop a mouthful! And Grumpy Woman was there again though we managed to keep a polite distance from each other. However she was in the change rooms a bit later talking to another woman about the chaotic conditions in the pool this morning and saying that she was going to talk to the staff at the front desk on her way out. All I could think of was that some poor soul was shortly going to cop a mouthful of abuse.
I decided to run at lunchtime today. It was a lovely morning though the wind had picked up quite a bit by the time I made it outdoors. I ran into a headwind on my way along the cycle path to Lyneham but managed to get a tailwind on the way back which made for very pleasant running, as the sun was still shining at this stage. However, the clouds have since moved in and showers are forecast for later today or tonight. The wind hadn’t dropped either when I left work later in the afternoon. Anyway in total I ran 8km which was a nice break from work in the middle of the day.
Also my friend DOMS has made an appearance after yesterday’s workout when I increased weights on some of my exercises. However swimming and running has certainly helped with recovery. Its only when I get up from my chair after sitting for a while that I am reminded of my sore muscles.
Tomorrow: the plan is to do a short run in the morning before meeting 2 lovely ladies for breakfast J And then after work I have the second of my bike intervals sessions to do – this one involves longer intervals in a hard gear.
“You have to like it, want it and chase it. When you’re pushing hard, training is tough but life is tougher.” – Kurt Fearnley, Australian Paralympic wheelchair champion