Over the course of the week my training gets increasingly more intense each day. A little more miles and a little more hurt with those miles! The increase in intensity with running and turning pedals is something that I am used to doing. The swim is a different game. It will all come together so right now I suck it up and keep pushing!
Today is a normal thursday for me, more to do than the hours allow! Oh well! I sign up for it and push myself along the merry-go-round loving the ride! Today started with a short speed workout. The weather was golden this afternoon, bright sun nice temperature, ideal for outside running. I went out knowing that later in the evening I was doing a Lululelon run club and it would be at least a 5k run, so my mileage was set accordingly. It was good, I did a warm up and then 45 second sprints, followed by a 2-3 minute cool and more sprints. After only 3 workouts like this, I can feel an improvement coming on. The workout was short at about 40 minutes, only to be followed by a swim.
Today's swim is about the hardest I have done to date! Last night I did a Yoga class that was 100% upper body strain! I pushed beyond reason, to the point of failure 3-4 times. Well, today I could feel it in the pool. the practice started off great with a couple of 1:40-42 x 100m, I was happy as a clam about that. As the day went on and I continued through my work, my arms became increasingly exhausted. By 2/3 of the way through I found it a challenge to pull through efficiently. But, I pushed and got through it. Next week I know that my priority is swimming and not to be a hero at Yoga.
Today, the swim was followed my a good weight session. I am still in the build so it was not super intense, it does feel awesome to get a good pump workout going.
After a great day of workouts, I always look forward to my run club event at Lululemon! Tonight was awesome. Any time there are new people it is exciting, tonight, a total of 7 new poeple came out to run. There were all levels of runners and all speeds came out. It is great to see new people coming out and a community forming around the sport and the store. They are a great store for creating a strong community for everyone to participate in! I think that the run club can turn into a great community event and a lot of people will be out for the health and fun of it! It certainly pleases me to be a part of it!
This weekend is a holiday weekend starting with tomorrow. SO, I am off ot bed as I am hosting my ROGS run tomorrow so that we can all have a long weekend! If you are off tomorrow, enjoy!