whoops...originally posted 1000 yds. Went back and looked at my watch and realized it was only 900.
Swam another 400m at the pool tonight with the kids. Tried to swim it as fast as I could (with my big trunks on). This is the distance at my next race. Time was 8:45.
New Shoes...found some Asics GT2100's on sale for $59.95. My other ones had about 500 miles.
Great morning to run! Cool and still. Spent some time praying for all my pastor friends.
LSD today. Mile Splits...
1 - 9:41
2 - 9:50
3 - 9:51
4 - 9:45
5 - 9:52
6 - 9:26
7 - 9:22
8 - 8:51
Total time includes two breaks for stretching of about 2 minutes apiece.
Good run with Mike. He's a little faster than me. It was good to be pushed a little :-) I haven't run with anyone else for a long time; probably need to do that more often. This was actually my fastest run for a 5k training run. It was great running in the rain!! Whew, so much better then the temp of 103 yesterday :-)
Strong swim today. Felt really good. The temp dropped dramatically last night. Think it was 68 when we swam....water temp about 85.
Missed my run this morning. Didn't get to sleep last night until 2:00am (?) Plus it was hot, plus it was humid, plus I was lazy, yada, yada.
Might hit the gym over lunch and get some time on the ellipitical...
w/u - 1100
main - 5x100
cool - 200
pool was meters so 1800 meters converted to 1968.5039 yards. Don't want to miss the .5039 :-)
Figured my 100 splits for the 5x100....
1 - 1:58
2 - 1:56
3 - 2:02
4 - 1:59
5 - 2:00
Felt good to see a little improvement in those. Printed off the series of "beginner swim" articles by Kevin Koskella and am going to start working some drills into the swims. Really need to improve the stroke.
Played golf with son#2 today. I remember when my dad started getting older that he couldn't hear very well. I'd say something and then have to repeat it. He would cup his ear and turn it toward me. Soon I learned to talk louder and get his attention before saying something. Today walking back to the golf cart my son was trying to tell me something and I couldn't hear him. I cupped me ear and turned it toward him. I think it was the sprinklers around the green.
Swim over lunch.
Kind of excited about the run this morning. My first "training" 10k under an hour. Ran at the HS track. Kept track of the 400 splits. Slowest was 2:28 and fastest was 1:53...which was my last one. I always try to run the last one fastest. Still a long way to go for those 8 minute miles; but making progress :-)
Couldn't resist :-) A pic of our kids at the Grand canyon from our recent vacation. Their mother was always nervous when they were close to the edge!