Friday 5.25 miles/46:16/8:49 average pace
Easy run this morning before work. I felt really good and kept the pace easy 9:00-9:15 for the first 4 miles, then ran mile five in 8:14 and sprinted the last .25 to my house in 1:44 (6:56 pace).
I listened to an old Final Sprint podcast which had an interview with Grete Waitz who I was lucky to meet at the Boston Marathon expo earlier this year. She is an amazing athlete and pioneer of women's distance running, and I had no idea she is also fighting cancer. I can't find any updates, but I wish her the best.
Yesterday I had the day off from work and was able to do a bit of relaxing, a little housework, and a LOT of cross training!
First, I did a core workout from the new Cooking Light magazine.
Then, I went to the pool and did my first ever real drill workout. I finished with 1500 m total in 31:21. Here's what I did:
250 freestyle (4:59)
5 x 50 sprints in 51, 50, 49, 50, 49 with rests between every lap
250 freestyle (5:16) with one lap catch-up drill and one lap finger-drag drill
250 alternating breast stroke and backstroke (WOW that was hard)
500 freestyle easy (11:11)
Then I sat in the hot tub forever and stretched really good. I'm a little sore today! I think it was the backstroke, that kicked my ass.
Finally, last night after Zach got home from work we did a short easy bike ride: 6.25 miles in 28:04 (13.4 MPH).