Saturday, September 13, 2008

What happened the rest of the week?

Wednesday: Procrastination Rules

Wednesday I just could not get in the mood to run after my big round of workouts on Tuesday. I brought my gear to run over lunch and I opted to run some errands instead. When I got home I changed into my running gear right away, but then decided I was hungry and opted to make dinner instead. Oh well, I decided not to beat myself up about it.

Thursday: Back in the Pool and Company on the Run

It was back in the pool for swim clinic early Thursday morning. I would estimate that about six of the registered 14 people showed up. I swam through my workout and at one point the instructor told me that my hands were entering the water with my pinkie finger first. I need to enter with my thumb first to engage my back muscles and use more strength. At first it felt really awkward, but soon afterwards I was able to notice that I was feeling more powerful. I got about 1750 m in that morning, and managed to meet another teammate in the locker room after class!

After my failed attempt to run on Wednesday I figured I'd better get my act in gear for a run over lunch today. Just as lunch hour was approaching my friend DGB wanted to know if I wanted some company on my run. She's running Melissa's as well in a couple of weeks and is trying to get her runs in ahead of the race. We took off for a fantastic run around the river. It wasn't quite as fast as Tuesday's run, but it was still a really good pace and we were able to keep a good conversation going the entire time. We had a sprint for the finish and wound up running 3.9 miles together.

Friday: Today Really is a Rest Day

No plans for Friday, just a day off. I did enjoy some Chinese food and some time with my niece and sister-in-law though! For some reason my niece is fascinated with my toes. Whenever I come visit she likes to pinch my big toes and apparently I'm the only person she does this too. I feel flattered!

Saturday: Long Run Day

I didn't really have a plan for what I wanted to run today, so I enjoyed a chance to sleep in, then relaxed after breakfast. I finally made it out the door just after noon for a run around my neighbourhood. I had a general idea of where I wanted to run, so I just went with it. I was running at a pretty good pace too. There wasn't a cloud in the sky so it was warming up nicely, but every once in awhile a brisk breeze would come through. Unusual for me, but I headed out for my run in shorts today. I haven't run a long run in shorts in I don't know how long. I spent the first mile or two adjusting my shorts (right, this is why I don't like running in shorts...). If I wasn't fiddling with my shorts then I was trying to adjust and push my water belt down around my hips. Finally we all came to a mutual understanding (or I got tired of fiddling) and I never thought about them for the rest of the run. I finished up with 8 miles.

As for Sunday... I have a group ride scheduled tomorrow with the team which I'm really looking forward to. I had my shifter adjusted today, so hopefully I won't have issues getting in to the big chain ring like I did on Tuesday.

And for next week... I am officially on my coach's plan. She sent me my workout schedule for the next few weeks on Friday and it looks like it is going to be pretty good!

2 comments:

teacherwoman said...

Looks like a good week! :)

She Who Makes Waves said...

Good for you for finally pushing yourself out that door to run!

Have fun as you officially start your new training program!