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It’s been quite a while since I posted, but I’m still here!  I decided to take a bit of a break from the blogging for a few months and just live my life.  It’s been good, but tough to get back into a regular training routine.  I always have this problem when I take time off, and then have to get back on a schedule and routine.

This weekend I gave myself a little pep talk, and sat down a figured out my training schedule for the week.  I always have trouble training during the spring semester for some reason.  Especially now with lots of double workout days, and needing to squeeze in an AM workout as well, rather than just an evening run.

This morning I got up early and got myself over to the pool before work.  I had a great swim – a speed workout:

  • Warmup: 400 continuous
  • Main set: 8 x 100 (25 easy, 25 build, 25 easy, 25 hard)
  • Cool down: 6 x 25 (every other 25 as backstroke)

I felt good in the water.  It was nice to feel myself gliding down the lane and getting in the zone.  I feel like my swimming has come a long way from where it was a few years ago when I struggled to swim more than one lap at a time without needing to catch my breath.

In the afternoon, I got changed and headed out for a 45 minute run around town.  Normally I hate short runs because I feel like crap the whole time and I’m just miserable and uncomfortable.  But today was absolutely beautiful – warm, sunny, and springlike – and I was enjoying it so much that I was able to get past the discomfort and really enjoy myself.  I ended up running 4.75 miles in 46 minutes, which was a 9:41 pace.  I was happy to see that despite my long hiatus, I’m still comfortably running sub-10’s.

Tomorrow is a lighter day – just an hour on the trainer.  For now, it’s time to relax and enjoy the evening.

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