Hey! Hope everyone had a great weekend. I wanted mine to be filled with good sweating and I did get in a couple good sweats.
I have swam two short swims at the new gym and it's been great. The pool hasn't been crowded and I had my own lane both times. I did 800 yards on Friday and 750 on Saturday. I can feel the lack of swimming over the past few months in my arms, so I'm slowly building my yardage. I'm hoping to do 3-4 swims this next week that are more around 1000 yards or more. Feels REALLY good to swim again.
I ran both Friday and Saturday, 3 and 6 miles respectively. The 6 miler was a bit hard, surprisingly and now the inside of my Achilles is in a bit of pain. I'm hoping this pain will pass, we'll have to see how it feels tomorrow on my run.
If you look at my 2011 race schedule, you'll see that I'm planning on running the Whidbey Island Half Marathon in early April. Now that it is 12 weeks away, I have put together a loose training schedule to give meaning to my running. I say "loose" because the weekday mileage is a minimum. If I feel like it, I can run longer, but the most important thing is doing the workout planned for each day whether it is speed, tempo, chill or long run.
Of course I'll be swimming and biking while doing this program and my Olympic triathlon training for Onion Man starts February 6th, so I'll need to find a good mix of the two programs. I'm just really excited to have this plan that I need to follow - keeps me accountable. I'm sure you all can relate.
I have yet to sign up for either the half marathon or the Onion Man, but I'm going to start training as if I will. Just need to finalize plans first before I lay down the dolla bills.