Thursday, June 28, 2007

run swim run run swim

From the top!

Monday 8.0 miles/1:06:08/8:16 average pace

2 miles warm up, then 4 miles Tempo pace, then 2 miles cool down. It was HOT, and I was working very hard during the tempo portion of the run. I got a really bad side stitch halfway through, so I had to take a pretty long break to be able to continue, but I finished. My 4 Tempo miles averaged 7:34. I think that's a bit fast to be a proper tempo run, maybe closer to mile repeats, but oh well. Zach is fast and I'm not about to fall behind. :P

Tuesday morning: 500 meter swim in 12 minutes. Had to get to work early so I didn't have enough time for 1000. Also the pool was packed and I was not really feeling it.

Tuesday 3.0 miles/26:53/8:58 average pace

It was much cooler out, but I took it easy since my side was still a little sore from the previous day's cramp. Kinda weird, but not really. Anyone else ever have a side cramp that you could kinda feel for a couple days? This wasn't the first time it's happened to me.

Wednesday 8.0 miles/1:16:42/9:36 average pace

Group run with Zach and Maritza, plus all those other random people. :) Maritza and I ran together till the last couple miles and got all caught up. I miss running with her! She's doing the half marathon in a couple weeks too, then running the NYC Marathon in November. I loaned her my Pfitzinger book last night- she's thinking of using the training plan for NY. Go Mitzi! Check out her blog at www.marathonmaritza.blogspot.com She rocks :)

Thursday morning (goodness it's already Thursday?!?!) I went to the pool EARLY and swam 1500 meters!! WHOO HOO! It took me 35 minutes, which isn't bad considering that's only the second time I have ever swam that distance. That's nearly a mile! Yay me.

6 comments:

Marathon Maritza said...

I hung with you for 6 of 8 miles! That's a lot for me, since you're Speedy McSpeedyPants! :)

I'm so glad we got to catch up...we can't let that much time go by between runs together again!

:love: :jazzhands:

Wes said...

You are already swimming a mile? That is awesome :-) If you get as fast at swimming as you are at running, you will be a tri-goddess...

TJ said...

awesome sessions jen!

Michele said...

Man, you have gotten to be a good swimmer fast!!!

Can I have some of your running speed???

Chad in the Arizona Desert said...

Great job with the 1,500m swim and wonderful job with the open water swim last weekend. You rock!

You have a great mentor in your mother-in-law. I agree with every piece of advice she gave you.

Now you just need to start getting in some mileage on that bike...

Ryan said...

One of these days, I'll make it to that YMCA, sign up and get in that pool. Nice tempo! Great job on balancing both...