So I would call yesterday’s first swim of the season a success. I decided on the way to the pool that rather than following a written workout I would just get in and go…nice and easy…and then stop when I felt like it.
I jumped in and eased into a nice free-style stroke and off I went. I alternated 100 meters free-style then 100 breast stroke until I reached 1000 meters - Non-Stop!! I finished with a time of 23 minutes and some change. And so just like that I stopped and decided that I would call it at that. Since it has been so long I really have no gauge of this being good or bad. It felt great and I could have kept going but with a 5 mile tempo ahead of me I did a quick change and hit a trail near the YMCA.
Let me be the first to say that the run did not feel near as good to the body as the swim did. Although my avg mile was just under a 9 min. pace it did not feel effortless.
This morning I had a scheduled 3 mile A.M. run before work. While Scott was showering I slipped into my running clothes, grabbed my head lamp, and gave Scott a quick kiss as I walked out of the house. He had bet his money that I would bail on the A.M. run. SUCKER! The run was better than last night. My avg. pace was still around 8:50ish for each mile but with this run my body felt more normal as I ran.
This afternoon I have a 90 ride. I am so excited to get on the bike! After the ride you can bet I will have my compression socks on. Heck, if I could fit my entire body in them I would!!
More fun to come on Friday.