Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Tuesday Words

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

7 comments:

Mark Salinas said...

Wow! You are quite the runner...I am a wannabe runner! Good job with the swimming as well!

*aron* said...

that is a SPEEDY 3 miler! awesome job!!

tfh said...

I love that chlorine smell too! Great swim and great speedy run...that is scary about the pain. I'm glad it went away.

Frayed Laces said...

yikes...trust me, you may want to get that checked out.

Marcy said...

I think I'd die with a 21 min 3 miler LMAO!

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