Just wanted to post my last workouts before the race this weekend. Yesterday was a swim/bike day and today was an easy run. Then I'll post below about my goals for the race.
I started off with 1000 yards straight swim in 19:15! A big training record for me. Then I did some kicking, some pulling, and then a cool down.
10.6 miles/40:55/15.5 MPH
Outside ride! It was sunny and about 50 degrees, but very windy. It was hard but I tried not to let it get to me. The wind usually really frustrates me but I just backed off the pace and kept a steady effort.
7.0 miles/1:02:44/8:58 average pace
Easy run along the river in the sunshine.
So, the Shamrock Run 15k is on Sunday. Since it's a random, new distance I will automatically PR which is cool. :) It is a pretty hilly in some parts so I don't know how much it will slow me down. I guess my only goal is that I'd like to be able to run the pace I plan on running at my goal Half Marathon in 3 weeks: 7:55 or better. That's pretty darn close to Ewen's prediction of 1:13:59. :) No matter what I know it will be a fun day! All the Portland Bloggers are running it, including my Zach. :) Can't beat that! I'll post a report as soon as possible Sunday. Have a great weekend everyone! Good luck to Maritza and friends running the Across the Bay 12k and to Aron in her half marathon! Wishing you all big PRs. :)