I've been really lucky so far when I've gone to the pool to swim. Even during most of their classes, they keep one lane open for lap swimmers. But as I knew I eventually would, last night I discovered the one exception to the rule.
I got all dressed in my swimsuit, cap, flip-flops and goggles, showered and walked into the pool to see it completely dominated by a masters swimming class. I'm talking two people to a lane. Apparently, this is the only 1.5 hour block during the whole week where the pool is completely closed.
I did get to talk with the instructor briefly - a cute young triathlete woman in great shape, who invited me to register for one of the remaining slots in the class. A tempting proposition, but I'd rather stick to my training plan at this point.
It had taken a true act of choice to get me to the gym last night, so I knew that if I went home planning to return to the gym later in the evening, it wouldn't happen. So I decided to switch my Monday and Tuesday workouts and do an endurance run instead of a swim+run combo. I had really felt like running anyway, so it worked out well for me.
And yesterday was one of those days when running actually feels good. It was meant to be.
Monday, March 29, 2010
Endurance Run - 45 minutes (approx. 5.5 miles), 5x100 strides
I think my Google map of the distance might be a little farther than the actual, but whatever. I had the energy to run and it felt good. It was 5 miles for sure, and it was warm enough in the sun that I ended up taking my sweatshirt off. Aren't those little steps that let you know spring is in the air wonderful?!