Road to Arizona 2017 – Monday Recap 5

monday-recapThis week went ok. This was the last week focused on strength and swim.  I may regret saying this at some point (perhaps some point soon,) but right now I am anxious to get going on the cycling and running. It’s possible I regret saying it already…

12/26/16 – Swim

This went great, faster than last week!

12/27/16 – Strength Routine

I love strength workouts!

12/28/16 – Easy Run

We’ve been doing a swim and strength block, and then I decided that I wanted to do a 5k for the new year so this was just getting out and walk/running a bit. It went fine.


I’ve tried lots of different methods for stretching after a run and I’ve found pilates (with a few extra resistance stretches with a band) is the best.

12/29/16 – Swimming Speed Work

This was kind of a shitty swim.  My speed was ok, but not great.  I’m not sure why but I was tired through the whole thing – the last few laps felt like swimming through glue.

Strength Work

Just call me squatzilla!

12/31/16 – 5k

I wrote all about this here. Short story – other than having to wake up at 4:30am (like, freaking seriously?)  it went really well.


Stretched out and happy to be done with my workouts so early in the day.  If it didn’t mean getting up early, I could really get into this early morning workout thing!

1/1/16 – Long Swim

This was one of those swims that seemed to last a really long time. I was trying to sing songs in my head to get through it and that taught me how much I don’t know all the words to songs that I like and have listened to for a really long time.  If they come on the radio or my ipod I sing along like my car is a stage, but without the track I get kept getting stuck. In the end I did 10 minutes more than last week, keeping the same average speed.

Here are this week’s selfies (and also bonus selfies from the second half of my hike-cation!)





About danceswithfat

Hi, I’m Ragen Chastain. Speaker, Writer, Dancer, Choreographer, Marathoner, Soon to be IRONMAN, Activist, Fat Person.
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One Response to Road to Arizona 2017 – Monday Recap 5

  1. lsstrout says:

    I hope that last pool wasn’t too cold!


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