Monday, May 21, 2007

Watta Weekend

Saturday 10.0 miles/1:31:00/9:06 average pace

I had another great run where my pace felt easy and my breathing was under control. Zach and I ran on the Alameda Creek trail and kept a very consistent pace. I was talking the whole time which Zach said must mean I'm feeling good. And I was. Yay!

Later Saturday, we decided to go run an errand on our bikes, which turned into longer ride with a few more stops. We ended up riding almost 11 miles total and stopped for a yummy BBQ dinner. We made it back just before dark and crashed.

Sunday, we got up and went swimming. We didn't make it to the outdoor pool though. I wanted to try a longer distance swim again, so I completed 30 laps = 1500 meters! It took me just about 40 minutes. It was a slow pace but I felt good and focused on rolling side to side, and reaching with each stroke. I counted strokes too, and tried to keep it about 18 per length although when I get tired that number can jump up a few counts. I hardly took any rests and Zach commented that I looked comfortable and smooth. :)

Besides all that, we also attended a jazz show at Yoshi's jazz club in Oakland, where I enjoyed my fair share of Yoshi's Red Apple Martinis. I also spent a couple of hours in a used book store that was going out of business, and watched a dozen episodes of Family Guy. But really, It was a very active weekend, although I more than made up for the activity with food (ahem, onion rings) and slept like 10 hours each night too. So I'm surprisingly not tired or sore today beyond the normal Monday tiredness.

Soooo TOTAL miles for the week: 26!

PLUS: 3000 meters swimming
2x weight lifting
11 miles easy bike ride

Here is my plan for this week:

Monday: 4 miles with Strides
Tuesday: swim am, weights (and bike?) pm
Wednesday: 6 miles group run
Thursday: swim and maybe weights (Travelling to LA for work)
Friday: 8 miles? (LA)
Saturday: 8 miles
Sunday: swim (outdoor pool)
(monday, holiday: long bike ride)

total miles planned: 26 again :)


jahowie said...

It sounds like you had a great weekend!! Ending a bike ride with BBQ is always a good way to go. Keep up the good work on the swimming. That is something that I really need to try sometime.

Chad in the Arizona Desert said...

Great job with the swim! 1,500m is nothing to sneeze at and it sounds like you did very well.

So have you picked out that first triathlon yet??

Mir said...

That does sound like a great weekend. The right mixture of workouts, sleeping, and pure fun. :)

GB said...

I'm so jealous! That sounds like such an awesome weekend. Full of fitness, good food, and great entertainment. Not to mention SLEEP! Next time I swim (Thursday) I'm going to focus on rolling and extending, like you wrote about. I have a feeling that will help me conserve a lot more energy in the water. Thanks for the tip, Jen! Have a great week.