My last swimming lesson was last night, and my little chicky said my stroke has improved alot in my 10 weeks there, so that's good.
Then, on to the Hot Date! Sann and Joanne came to the pool and showed me how to swim for real, then gave me a lesson in hot-tub endurance (wow, that sounds a lot naughtier than it should!).
Timmy's afterwards to round off a lovely evening.
Distance is approximate. Ran with Darren today out by his place, up thru Pritchard Farms and Birds Hill and into East St Paul, then back to his place. He figured we ran probably close to 1/2 a mile past his 10 mile turn around, so 10.75 is probably a conservative estimate.
We had a pretty good pace going, but not in the least bit strained. Boy, it sure is nice running a long run with someone instead of just having the noise of the road to accompany you. We chatted pretty much the entire way.
Had a cup of Timmy's before the run with no ill-effects, so I think I might start trying the coffee before long-runs thing more often. Might be a nice lift on race day for those bleeding 5am wakeup calls.
Had a nice day with Darren and his wife and daughter today. Went to the Parade of Homes in the afternoon to gawk at the mansions that sane people could never afford, then off to an ice cream shop in Lockport for a late lunch and icy treat. Lovely little day. :)
RAn my 4 miles this morning, I think. There's abouts anyways.
Workout B of the Runner's World program this morning. Let's see if it kicks my butt as hard as workout A did.
I am a stupid, stupid man.
Really fought today's hill workout, not because I'm overly fatigued, but because I didn't start my run till 3:00 today and I haven't eaten a fu[king thing all day. Talk about caloric deficit.
Anyways, I ran my hills a little different this week than last. Instead of 5 BIG one minute hills, I ran 3 smaller hills, except for longer, and with my resting slope higher than last week.
Hill 1: 7% for 2:30 at 7mph
Hill 2: 6.5% for 1:30 at 6.6
Hill 3: 7% for 1:00 at 6.6
I was just super bagged the whole run and was pretty happy to have gotten in what I did, under the circumstances. Now I'm STARVING!
Oh well. Climbed 408 feet in total.
New PB at the 5k track. :)
I was only scheduled to run 3 miles today, but once I got going and realized I felt pretty good, I thought I'd try to push for a new best, then lo and behold! :)
Finished up with another 1/2 mile, 4x100m strides, from 9.2 to 12mph.
Good sweat today!
2m pace - 6.8mph
2m tempo - from 7.1-7.3mph
2m pace - 6.8mph
MUST REMEMBER H20 BOTTLE! So damned thirsty with that fan blowing on me. Other than that, pretty good run. I hurt at the start, but fell into a nice rythm (sp) after a mile or so.
New Purchase! (New Toys)
Well, I pulled the trigger. In two weeks time I should be the proud owner of a brand new Dell Notebook - the Inspiron 6000. I didn't get every bell and whistle, but I did get most of them for a surprisingly reasonable price. And like a true Winnipegger, I actually found a coupon for it! $140 off, plus a free upgrade on the warranty. Nice. :)
I like new toys!
Holy Core-Strength, Batman!
Wow, can you tell I've been slack on the old abdominals? This morning after some pretty serious core-stuff at the gym yesterday, my guts are on fire. I sat up in bed when I got up today, and almost didn't make it!
Guess I know what I need to work on.