By All-American Rejects was playing at the end of my run. I thought it was perfect because, although I was happy to be done, I really liked my run.
I'm back to tri training, Olympic Distance this time. Today was 45 minutes LSD (Long Slow Distance) with 1 minute Strides (speed up for 30 seconds to all out for 30 seconds) then 30 seconds (which lead to 45 seconds then 1 minute) walking recovery. I ran for 5 minutes than did my stride, rinse and repeat. Although those sprints were really challenging, especially at the end of the run, when I was making bargains with myself to push the sprint, I'm glad I did it. How else will I get faster, I only have so much weight left to lose.
I also was thinking this is how it's going to feel on Sunday, after the swim and the bike when I was finishing the Solana Beach Triathlon. Please don't tell me about the sharks. I know a triathlete was attacked by a shark there and he ended up dying. I realize there is a risk. I've dealt with it and would appreciate not having my fragile mental state about this swim (my first ocean swim race) shattered. :)
So here is what I did this week, Monday ~30 min pool swim, Tuesday- nuthin', Wednesday - Indoor Brick (30 min stationary bike, 30 min dreadmill) and a 26 min ocean swim and today's run. Tomorrow is bike, working on gearing. I'm thinking on going to a spin class and completely ignoring the instructor. Sorry Sam and Viv!