Tuesday 3.0 miles/26:28/8:49 average pace
I travel to LA a lot for work, and I try to stay in the same place. The hotel I like is near the beach and near lots of cool restaurants and shops. The beach has a paved boardwalk that goes for many miles and is always packed. I'm really familiar with the area now and feel very comfortable running there. It's so fun, although it can be pretty warm. Monday I just took it easy and was surprised to see my sub-9 pace since I'd made a point not to look at my watch at all. Cool! Yesterday's run was bit harder because at the end I ran up some hills including a super steep one.
This morning I reluctantly dragged myself to the pool for a short 500 meter swim in 10:30. I felt really awkward and flail-y in the pool today, yick. Oh well. Might do a run or a bike ride tonight, not sure. I like not having a strict schedule because it's so flexible, but I tend to question my decisions (am I running too much? should I swim more? etc) so I am starting to look forward to marathon training and the structure of that. Also, I like swimming and biking, but I'm not sure I like having to do it.