Thursday, January 17, 2013

Firing on All Cylinders

That is how this week has felt for me. I took Monday as a rest day and my Tuesday & Wednesday workouts I have been in such a great mood!! I think the starts have aligned for me this's about time :)

Tuesday Workout: 6pm Winter Warriors Group Run along with Fleet Feet Fun Run Group. We ran downtown College Avenue and handed out a lottery ticket to a random stranger from the store to pay it forward. I ended up having 3 runners in my pace area (2 from my Winter Warriors Group) and help lead them through. My one main runner I've been helping with her training managed to hit a 10:00 min mile pace at one point and averaged out her best time yet for the 4.45 miles we ended up with. I was so proud of her!! I think me being peppy and pushing my pace a little made her push harder.

Wednesday Workout: I had on tap for 30 min. bike and 1200m swim. I ended up doing 15 miles on the bike in about 41:30 (the last 1:30 were a slight cool down) and then I decided to hop off the bike and run 1 mile on the treadmill for the fun of it. Yeah, you read that right!! I don't know what has gotten into me. The run was a bit hard and my legs were a little tired but I kinda expected that since July was my last BRICK workout.  I followed that up with a 1/4 mile walk cooldown and then off to the Swim.

I recently started looking into Total Immersion swimming as it's basically meant for triathletes and long distance swimmers. It's all about efficiency and you barely use your legs at all! I watched the 6 part series on You Tube an I will admit that I didn't start over and just work on the basics but I did work on modifying my stroke and for some reason it kinda clicked right away. It probably helps I've really only been swimming for a year with no major distances so I don't feel like I am breaking any kind of muscle memory. It was amazing, I never felt so relaxed during swimming I was able to swim longer before breathing and I felt like I could keep going. I only ended up doing 1150m thanks to my watch being off a bit but I still call it a win. I can't wait to get back into the pool Friday.

I am really hoping this sticks around as I could use a few more of these days to really cement in the training and keep me motivated to push myself.

I really need to remember to take some pictures!! FAIL!


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