After a couple days of light workouts, I jumped back into the fire today. My last big workout was on Tuesday, and I was really sluggish. My legs just weren’t cooperating on my bike ride. I took the next two days light; a 3 mile run and a 6 mile run. The 3 mile run was in Englewood, CO (Denver adjacent) while I was on a work trip. The thinner air was definitely noticeable, but then again, it didn’t help that I had to go running first thing in the morning, which isn’t something I normally do. I headed out from the hotel and found a nice subdivision to run through that had some decent trails. There were a lot of winding roads, so I didn’t want to be adventurous and find myself too far away from the hotel.
Yesterday was an easy 6 miles around Gaslight Village and Aquinas. I had only planned on doing 4 or 5, but felt pretty good and was keeping the pace light, so I figured why not. Plus, with all the unhealthy eating out I had to do the previous two days, followed by sitting in an airplane for 6 plus hours, it just felt good to be moving.
On to today. I started off with a 3000 yd swim; my longest ever. I did one of the workouts from the Swim Workouts for Triathletes book. It consisted of 6 x 75 for a warm up followed by intervals of 2 x 200, 1 x 100, 2 x 300, 1 x 100, 2 x 400, 1 x 100 and a 6 x 75 cool down. After the swim, I got a bit of work done and mowed the lawn before I headed out on a run. I ended up doing a little over 10 miles. It was great weather for it – overcast and not too warm. It really feels great to be able to tackle these long runs again. At this rate, I think I can be ready for the Grand Rapids Marathon in October.
Not sure what the plan is for this weekend (other than celebrating the lovely Jennifer’s big 2-6), but depending on how I feel, I may try to get in a longish bike ride and another medium distance (8 miles or so) run. Hopefully the weather cooperates.