Thursday 6.0 miles/54:32/9:05 average pace
This run felt pretty easy for the most part. It might be the first run I could honestly describe as even partially easy. It was a beautiful cloudy morning and I felt great the whole time.
Since I mentioned in my "Weird" post about being obsessive-ish about things matching or having a theme, I decided to create a random mismatched playlist for my run. And I loved it! Featured artists that do not have anything in common besides that I love them included: Al Green, Bob Marley, Journey, Nina Simone, Matisyahu, and Black Eyed Peas.
Also, last night (Wednesday) I went to the gym and I swam! (Swam is a really weird word... is that right??) I swimmed (nope, definitely not.) for about 40 minutes and did 18 total laps!! That is 900 yards (or meters? No, yards.). I did 2 laps kicking only, then 15 laps swimming (weee!) then 1 lap kicking only. I was going to do more of those for a cool down, but my toe cramped up! OUCH! Does that happen very often to other swimmers? Is there anything I can do to avoid it? For the record, I did eat a banana right before I started.
I am so loving the swimming. I'm still so inexperienced and a little self-concious, but I think it is so fun. :) I am getting OK with my little method, but I know I need to work on my form and all that. I would love to take a lesson or something. But right now I'm just getting my feet wet (hilarious pun intended!) so I'll just have fun with it for now.
Things I need to clarify right now:
The pool is 25 Yards, not meters, right? (I'm sure about the 25 just not the yards/meters)
Swam? Swum? Swimmed? Swammed? Swummed?
Down and back is a Lap, just down is a length. (I actually know this, thanks to Michele, I'm just reviewing for myself)
Toe cramps suck, what to do?