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!)
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.