WEEK 11/4, DAY 4: Weird run, great swim

This morning's run was weird. It was warm outside (in the low 80s already), but not too warm, so I didn't bring water. But by the end of the run the sun was up and I was dying of thirst. And, the overall run was REALLY good, but the first two miles hurt - a lot. After those miles were over, I felt fast. Oddly enough, looking at my splits, even my warmup mile was faster than usual. Usually my warmup mile is about 17 minutes (during this mile I let msyelf stop and stretch, and walk as much as possible). So this begs the question: is the PT working or did those first couple of miles hurt because I was going too fast?

TRT: 1:00:21
4-mile pace:11:15
5-mile pace: 12:00
  • Mile 1 (Warmup mile): 15:26
  • Mile 2: 12:06:98
  • Mile 3: 10:55:85
  • Mile 4: 11:34:01
  • Mile 5: 10:18:36

My evening swim was awesome, despite the fact that I got kicked out of my lane not once but THREE times by the Masters Swimmers, who subsequently drenched - not dampened, but drenched - my towel. 2200yds total.

  • Warmup - 250yds
  • Paddles - 250yds
  • Pull buoy - 250yds
  • Paddles and pull buoy - 250yds
  • Fist drills - 250yds
  • Fingertip drag drills - 250yds
  • Side kicks (alternating) - 250yds
  • Sprints - 2 sets of 100yds
  • Cool down - 250yds

1 tidbits of wizdom:

IM Able said...

My first mile always hurts, no matter what. I think my body just needs to jiggle it out or something. Loosen up. Do a little disco before it's ready to run like a good girl. Now that I think about it, that first mile kinda sucks.

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