Let's start with last night and my swimming expedition at the pool. I got there right when it opened at 7 and did a nice warm up of 4 laps (1 lap = 25 yards). Part of my training (as agreed and supervised upon by B-Rabbit aka the swimmer expert) is that I swim as far as i can without stopping. Of course it is not all freestyle, I go down 1 lap freestyle, then come back on my back just kicking. I went for 16 laps last night and it felt really good!! Then i did "down and backs"; probably not the right name but I like to make up my own rules. Basically i push off the wall and swim underwater for as far as I can then swim freestyle to the other side and turn around and come back without stopping. I did 4 sets of this, aka 8 laps total which brought me to a grand total of 28 laps or 700 yards. Side note: I love how i smell like chlorine after swimming lol!
On to the running...this morning i woke up and I wasn't sure how the run would be. I am supposed to take this week light with the half-marathon. I walked outside and it was raining...i totally did not expect that. I just went at whatever pace my body wanted to, and apparently my body wanted to go fast! I was going for a sub 21 minute 3 miler but i was struck down with pain with only a little left to go. There is one hill on the campus 3 mile loop that I always run - just as i was coming to the top of it my shoulder started to hurt. And by hurt i mean stabbing pain, like a knife!! I've had this pain before, it runs in my family since my mom was a runner and she often got it too. BUT i have never felt pain like i felt this morning - maybe i pushed too hard?? I was forced to stop and as soon as i stopped i felt sick. I have never felt like i was going to throw up but this morning I really thought i was going to lose my stomach. The moment passed, my shoulder was fine and I started up again and made it home!
3 miles in 21:12