OK, so I'm going to try and be a little more social in my workouts this week.
Don't get me wrong--I really do love the solitude of a nice quiet run. There is something about it.
But I do know that sometimes a group setting can help motivate me to "kick it up a notch," too.
So, tonight I'm heading to the track for the first time in a LONG time! Gonna run with my Soler buddies. They are a really supportive and fun group of people. We're going to do a few 800 repeats, which will definitely help me get back the speed I lost over the bubonic plague I had in January. I think I'd like to race the St. Malachi 5 miler, but I know if I am really slow I'll be sad. My PR on that course is 40:02, so if I could at least be remotely close to that, I'd be satisfied. Would have broke 40 if it wasn't for that blasted hill at the end...it's a killer! ;)
Then, for my attempt at "social" cycling, I'm going to try a spin class on Thursday. I have only been to one, but walcha keeps talking about how good the workouts are so I want to check it out! I think it will be good to mix it up a bit...and frankly, I love my trainer but I am getting a bit bored of it.
Today in the pool I got there at 5:45....and it was PACKED! Early risers--and the two Y's in the area closed...so I'd better get there earlier next time. Eric was already swimming away--hope the hip feels better, Eric!!!! I did a 500 warmup easy, then 500 pull, and then thought I'd try 5X100 hard. Might as well try them when I was a little tired...just to see what I've got. They went like this:
1:45 ( started to feel like I was dying here)....took a 1 minute break and then
1:33!!!! Haven't done that FOREVER! Was very excited. Eric is my witness. :)
1:40 (was still mentally gloating from my 1:33...slacked off a bit...hee hee)
So, that was cool! Then did 600 steady and a 400 CD, for 3000 yards.
Starting to get sleepy....couldn't fall asleep last night as Matt and I headed out of town and slept in to enjoy our day off Monday! I'm paying for it now. We went on a great hike though. He got to try his new boots (I got them for his b-day) out and we are getting PUMPED for Grand Canyon!!!!
So, we'll see how this "socialized" working out goes! Gotta mix it up, ya know?