Better than last week. :)
After last Saturdays miserable (in more ways than one) long run, I was a bit anxious about this one. I was careful on Thursday to not overdo and then Friday I was extra careful to just be as lazy as possible. Thankfully I didnt have to walk up 8 flights of stairs at all. Thank you elevator for working!
I got out to base super early (around 5:15) and did my early miles and honestly I set the watch at 7/1's to do those. I skipped the 1's a couple of times simply because I didnt hear the beep. :)
Once it was time to start with the group I reset the watch and we were off. This weeks route is a bit more 'hilly' as it involved not only the TCJester bridge both coming and going, but running the bike path along TCJester is a bit rolly a time or two. Funny how I dont really notice it as much after running in NoCal and in San Francisco. :)
The run turned out to be quite fantastic, up until about the last mile and a half that is. Ran with Cari the whole way and while I wanted to keep it at 10:40, most of the miles (8 of the 10) were more like 10:10 to 10:25.
At about the last 1.5 mile mark I started to feel queasy, clammy and it seemed like I had stopped sweating. I had taken 3 SCaps at the last water stop and I dont know if that messed with me or what, but I walked a bit after letting my stomach settle and just slowed down for about a half a mile. Once I knew I only had a mile to go, I picked it up closing the last mile in at 10:07.
Average pace came out to be 10:28. A good day.
After coming home and showering etc., I hit the pool for a bit of sun and some laps. I pretty much swam laps until I thought my arms were going to fall off. I would swim 2-3 laps, take a breather, do some more. Get out and lay on the chaise, and then start over. When I decided to stop is when I felt like I might have pulled something in my upper left shoulder but this morning it seems fine. What I am so happy about is that last year I was unable to swim due to the lower back disc issue. Kicking was just impossible, the pain would be too bad (couldnt even use a kickboard). I have a bit of of an ouch back there this morning but I am still about to head to the pool for some more laps this morning. Hopefully it will be a-ok.
Then its off to work at the Locker today. Only working Sundays there this month for a couple of reasons: I needed the break and with long run mileage starting to climb, working on my feet in retail on Saturdays is just not in my plan. :) I took all of next weekend off though, seeing as how its my 'birthday weekend'. :)
Hope your weekend has been swell!!!
Oh and its cut back week!!! YAY! YAY! YAY! No speed workout on the schedule and short mileage next Saturday!!!