Decent run tonight. Nice easy pace until mile 4ish, where I decided that I needed to catch the runner (cute girl) in front of me. She was moving a good bit and it took me almost a mile to catch her. Like I said - decent run, even though I didn't get her digits. :)
Busy week ahead. In town tomorrow (run & swim) and then off to Orlando followed by Philadelphia. I managed to schedule a meeting up in Philadelphia on Friday, so Saturday's race is a 'business trip'. :) All I need to do is find that bike of mine. ;) I am cautiously optimistic for Saturday. I feel like I am swimming better than I ever have. Saturday's ocean swim did tons for my confidence (wetsuit included). Now I need to put it all together on race day. I don't have any time expectations. I just want to have a good swim (with no time on my back), followed by a decent bike (knowing I haven't put any real time on the bike in August), and finish strong on the run. We will see. Saturday will play a huge part in my time-line (or lack there of) for IMCDA.
Paced my friend during the race, plus 1 mile warm up from parking lot to start. My friend's first half mary - 2:07! Very nice! :) I will get a short race report up later.
Also met all sorts of cool BTers over the weekend. :)
Off to finish off the swim / run challenge. Need 45 minutes in the pool. DONE!
Better swim tonight than yesterday, but I still hate it! ;:)
The thought of trying to PR on Sunday was kind of selfish. Of course I am going to run with my friend. Besides, I am sure I will have much more fun! This way I can have a beer at the hasher 'water' stop. :)
Decent run at lunch.
Hmmmm. I am considering going fast on Sunday. I told a friend that I would pace him to a sub 2 half mary, but it looks like it will be nice racing weather. I think I can go sub 1:40 under the right conditions . I've never posted a good time at this race due to the normally humid conditions. Decisions, decisions.......
Shhhh - don't tell anyone but I hate swimming! Went to the pool this morning for an early swim. After staying out of the pool for a week, I swam like a stone.
The air was T H I C K at lunch. There might be a storm coming. ;)
Out and back to St. Louis yesterday. With my schedule this week and the heat due today, I figured I would get up early for a run. Planned swim tonight (famous last words).
I think I will start running or spinning on a regular basis in the morning. It just makes getting in other workouts later in the day easier. I know I will need this once my full IM training kicks in. Maybe if I do this, I will remember that I actually own a bike. ;)
Went to the pool tonight, but it was closed due to lightning. Trainer ride instead. Up early to the pool in the morning.