Wednesday, June 3, 2009

National Running Day

Happy National Running Day everyone! I didn't know it existed either, and I didn't find out about it until after I was done working out for the day. Here's what I did, and unfortunately, it didn't include any running:
S: speed day
wu: 3 x 200 - swim, kick, pull
main: 16 x 50 odds RPE 4, evens RPE 8-9
cd: 150 easy

B: 90 minutes in full aero position. RPE 3
I woke up at 5:30 to get out on my ride by 6. I started out with just a short-sleeved jersey, but then decided to grab some arm warmers. I started riding, and turned around after about a minute to go grab a jacket. I'm such a wimp, I know. After about 10 minutes, it was a little too warm. Isn't that what always happens? You'd think I would learn.

I rode up South Temple, then over to 8th South and up the big hill to the zoo. I passed the zoo, stopped and marveled at Donner Hill again before turning around to come home. 

It was nice to have the jacket for the way home. It's mostly downhill, and it's a pretty fast downhill! I've been down that hill several times now, but it's still scary to go over a hill like that that is so steep, you can't see the bottom. It is against my better judgment to do such a thing, but man is it fun! It always takes my heart a little while to get back to normal beating after I come down that hill.

When I got home, I totally forgot to stretch because I got into get-mindy-to-school mode. After I dropped her and Pete off, Ethan, Elle and I went up to the gym, but when I got there I realized that I had forgotten my bag! I would have gone anyway, but I really didn't want to swim without my goggles and cap. I drove home, picked up my bag and went right back. Luckily it was such a short swim so I had time to do that.

It was fun doing a speed workout. It seems like it's been a while since I did that. It was over really quick too. When I told Pete about it, I was like, "That's going to be hard!" But it wasn't that bad because I really only had to do 8 fast laps and 8 normal. Before I knew it, I was to lap 14 and I was kind of sad that I only had one more fast one to do.

I did the fast laps at about :45 and the slow ones were 1:00. I thought that was pretty good. My first fast one was actually :40, but it about killed me so I slowed it down just a hair.

I was only in the pool for 35 minutes so I treated myself to a little bit more time spent in the shower and changing room. I also got a bagel for me and ring pops for the kids on the way out. I guess I was feeling generous today. :)

I will have to celebrate National Running Day a little late when I jump right into my new shoes and run for 2 hours tomorrow! See you then!  (Tonight Pete and I are going to a play: Treasure Island. It should be fun. I hope it's better than the last one we went to. Oh, ouch. Sorry Hale Center, but Phantom was a mistake.)

1 comment:

  1. I didn't do any running today either because Wednesday is our "day off." Hope you enjoy the play! Sounds like a nice day :)