Jul 25, 2007

run and swim

I have been having a hard time getting up in the morning at my usual early hour so yesterday I slept till 7am and did both my run and swim in the evening after work. First I ran a 4 mile loop around green lake - I stated with teh up hill and the rest of the run was either down hill or mostly flat around the lake. I felt pretty good - my lower legs were still kind of tight from the weekend and my right foot felt a little but tender but nothing was to bad. As usual I did not know the mile markers so I just ran a pace I felt I could maintain though out and picked up the pace only for the last couple of minutes. All in all it took me about 33 min to finish the 4 mile loop.

I had plenty of time to stretch out and even relax before meeting Col & Bryan to swim in the lake. It was good thing I was meeting them because I probably would have fallen asleep otherwise. Anyway we got going and of course the water was fairly choppy but also the perfect temp - not to col or to warm. We started at the boat house are and swam parallel to the shore almost all the way to the swimming area on the other side of the lake. Bryan and Col were way in front of me - near the end I had a hard time sighting them. Around 29 min they finally turned around so I did as well. On the way back they took off again - I tried to stay close but by the time I got back to the dock they already had their wetsuits off and everything. I did manage to swim back in about 27 min which is a bit better. It is really hard to gauge how my swim is doing since I never know how far we are going and I'm always the slowest person in the group... It makes me a bit worried about the swim cutoff and if I will make it or not.

This morning I was supposed to get up and ride 25 miles - I had my bike ready and everything - but as my alarm went off at 5a I hit snooze about 20 times till it was 7a and I had to get up to go to work. I'm not sure what the deal is but lately I have been having a harder time getting up when I need to. It probably did not help getting home late last night from the swim and staying up way to late lately trying to watch some of the tour de france. Since I had a much needed massage tonight I'm going to do my ride on Friday and I'm going to bed by 9:30p so that I can hopefully get up and run 5 miles in the morning... wish me luck.

1 comment:

NW Firefly said...

Hi MacBeth
I wish you luck and lots of energizing white light.
Love to you always