On Saturday, Jennie and I ran the annual Irish Jig 5k. For a full report go read Jennie’s post here. I ended up running a 19:02 finishing 99th overall out of 2,434 in the men’s race. I was hoping for a PR (current PR is 18:56), but my running has felt off ever since the Woodlands Marathon. That plus the fact that it was one of the hottest days on record left me feeling pretty worn out. I’m not complaining about the weather at all, I’m just not fully adjusted to the warm weather yet and I can feel it when I run.
And, quite frankly, running has taken a back seat to biking. Man have I missed riding my bike. Since returning from Texas on March 5th, I have logged 14 bike rides for nearly 325 miles. Yes, I am possibly addicted. On top of that, I am doing all sorts of riding, mountain/gravel biking, group rides on the roadie, and even some time on the Black Rock. Any chance I get, I am out on the bike. With this weather, I am having to force myself to take an off day from riding occasionally to keep from burning out. My goal for the upcoming week is to work on finding a good hill climbing course for IMMT training. I have a couple of good leads from Ride With GPS, but have to actually ride the courses to see how accurate the elevation data is.
Swimming is swimming. I don’t love it, but I enjoy it. It breaks up my day and gets me away from my desk at lunch time so it has that going for it. I am following the workouts on the NTC Training Center website fairly religiously which helps keep things interesting. By doing the “A” workouts, I get a solid 3500-4500 yard swim in 3 days a week. I figure that on recovery weeks (next week already), I will back off and do the “B” workouts which are about 1000 yards less.
I am definitely seeing progress though. One of my “test” workouts is from the Workouts in a Binder book and involves doing 3x300yd as fast as possible. I did this workout the other day and compared my results to previous tests:
|Rep 1||Rep 2||Rep 3||Avg|
Boom! That is what I like to see.
Thanks for reading! Happy Thursday!