Thursday, May 31, 2007

Zippy Run Swimwich

This week is going by fast, gotta love that! In the last two days I've done two swims with a run squished in between.

Yesterday, I swam 1000 meters in 25 minutes. I threw in a few "fast" laps- specifically every fifth lap plus the last 5 laps were fast, fast, slow, fast, fast. I'm not talking about all out sprint, but defintely quicker than usual and my heart really gets a-pumpin.

Then, last night:

5.50 miles/46:57/8:32 average pace

Went to the group again, and did the Graveyard course. Flat first two miles, BIG hill about a mile long, then two miles of downhill (weee!) then flat to the finish. Check out my fantastic splits:

9:17 (warming up)
8:51 (la la la)
8:53 (that's going UP the ginormous hill!)
8:16 (doooooown)
7:47 (weeeeeeeeee!)
3:51 (7:42 pace) for the last half mile.

It was a fun run, and as usual Zach challenged me to push my pace. It felt great. In fact, my legs are feeling 100% this week, which is a relief after a couple weeks of super sore shins.

Then, this morning, back to the pool,

I swam 1000 meters again and I did it in a new record time: 24 minutes! This time I tried to maintain a slightly faster pace the entire time. It felt great. :)

So that's two fast-ish swims and a fast run. Yay! Now to mix it up a bit, I am heading to the ice rink at lunch. My coworker takes lessons over there and has convinced me to go skate around while she practices her turns and jumps. It's been a WHILE since I've laced up the ice skates, so this should be interesting.


MiLoTiS said...

Have fun skating at lunch! And great job on the swimming - hopefully it wasn't too hard to get back in the smaller pool after the large outside pool. I bet once you start swimming open water it will be even tougher to swim in the pool.

Mir said...

Hahaha, I enjoyed the commentary on the mile splits on your run. Very funny. I'm glad your legs are feeling strong!

GB said...

Great swims and runs, Jen! And now, Ice Skating! You are a renaissance woman. I love ice skating. I hope you have a blast with it.

Fran said...

I was complaining all winter about the freezing cold and I never once went skating. I kinda wish now that I had taken advantage of the one benefit of it being cold. Skating is like riding a bike, you never forget how to do it. Don't spend too much time doing it though. It uses differnt mucles and you might be sore the next day.

Bob Gentile said...

Zippy Run Swimwich---HAHA I love it

that would be a good dot com site. -haha

ur Workouts are Rocking!!

Chad in the Arizona Desert said...

Ice skating? Wow! That's a change of pace. Good job with the runs and swims.