7 is my lucky number. Yes, I know, how unique. However, 7 has been a big number in my life. My birthday is July 7th (7/7). I got married in July 2005 – the sum of the digits in 2005 = 7. I got my dog Spunky when I was 7 years old. Etc. Etc. The one thing I have never liked about 7 is 7 mile runs. I don’t know exactly why, but I have never liked running 7 miles. 6 miles is fine, 8 miles is good too. I think part of the problem is that I have never had a good 7 mile course.
That changed yesterday. I finally found an awesome 7 mile route and I flew. I did 7 miles in 53:24 for a 7:36 pace. All of my miles came in under 8:00 with my final mile coming it at a blazing 7:00 flat. Not only did I have a fast run, but I was completely pain-free. No calf pain. No hamstring pain. Let’s hope this streak keeps up.
Today, was a light day for me. And it couldn’t have come at a better time. I had a busy day at work and my stomach was upset all day long. I did manage an hour on the trainer this evening after my stomach settled down a bit, but kept an easy pace.
Tomorrow, I am hoping to do a swim and run. Because this is a lower mileage week than last week, I am planning on doing some more speed workouts during my runs. I’ll be careful to listen to my body though and back off if I start experiencing any soreness.
Finally, Anne at Iron Dreams has a giveaway going on (see details here). The giveaway includes some Tri-Swim gear including shampoo and conditioner to help defeat that post swim chlorine smell. Also, cruise on over to Tri-Swim’s website if you are in need of a good swim workout. They have a couple dozen different workouts available for free.