Due to some unexpectable events yesterday (going to the NBA game with my new Slovak friends who by the way would be totally lost without me- I showed them where grocery stores are, took them out for lunch, to the game etc), I did not swim yesterday.
I ran 8 easy miles yesterday, not fun because everything is melting and I was sliding in all directions and got all wet. But I get to run on "my" trail, so no complains. It is awesome! I am not very proud of driving a car there 5x a week (7-8 miles from my place), with all those pollutants and stuff but what can I do??? I can't bike there because it gets dark early and I can't run on roads:( So I must pollute ( and spend money on gas).
Anyway, I had to do swim this morning. My swims are not spectacular these days. When I did that test almost two weeks ago I must have been in a great swimming shape or something, because past few days I can't hit my paces! There is a lot of work to do because I become an efficient, fast swimmer. But I surprised myself today at least in some intervals, because I (almost) hit my paces when swimming with paddles. But it took way too much out of me and then the rest of the workout was just blah. I mean not to bad, but not great.
After work I had 2 hours on a bike. It was awesome!!!!!! I kicked some serious virtual butts today! I was moving at pretty good clip (although kept HR in check) but I LOVED it. I was not bored at all. I never get bored working out. I can do 8 miles on track no problem, 2 hours stationary bike no problem. Ok, I used the planned route with screen during the bike ride today but still.
I love biking. Maybe I should do more run/bike and bike/run bricks and try duathlon.
I finished the bike with a short run, like a brick on a diet. 1mile (half at 7:30min pace to loosen up the legs after the ride, half at 7:00 pace). Pathetic, I know but that's as long as I can run on treadmill, I am not pushing my itb luck.
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