Thursday 8.0 miles/1:10:06/8:46 average pace
I ran after work in the great outdoors! It was cool- about 50- but only a few clouds which made for a beautiful sunset.
The scheduled said "Marathon Pace" but I admit I've been kind of ignoring that order. I don't really have a marathon pace set, so the run is basically a General Aerobic run, which to me means "however I feel." Turns out, I felt really good! I didn't run particularly fast, but I was consistant, and the pace felt EASY. Easy!!! Hooray!
While I ran, I listened to a podcast called Get Your Geek On which was about triathlons, and this particular episode was for Newbie triathletes. I got a lot of good info! I'm going to check out a few other triathlon podcasts too, but this one was pretty entertaining.
I finished my run up at the gym, where Zach was waiting for me, and we hit the weight room for about an hour of upper body weights. It was fun, I felt strong. I think it was a benifit to start the workout right away, as opposed to Tuesday where I had about 20+ minutes between finishing the run and getting to the gym. That's just enough time for the energy to drain from my body.
I went to bed pretty early last night and was motivated to get to the gym this morning for a bonus swim. :) I've been wanting to check out the morning pool scene, but like I suspected, swimmers are an early-bird kind of group and the pool was packed. I had no problem sharing a lane though and had a great swim. I did 15 laps = 750 m in 25 minutes and felt great. :) I've swum 2750 meters this week! Did I use swum correctly?
This weekend will include: 16 mile long run (partially with Zach), swimming, a night out at the Bubble Lounge for my friend's birthday, and some shopping. Just about perfect.