Monday Run

Time: 32:04

Distance: 2.75 (approx)

Well that would be 11.6 minute miles, which would be a lot better than last week. I’m not totally sure the distance is 100% correct. I hope to ride it tonight and see. I actually rode the loop last night, but had to change it a little this morning. I think I actually did a little longer than 2.75.

What did I learn on today’s run? Greenbelts (running trials) are easier than the track. They aren’t even, there are slight hills, and that causes the muscles you use to change subtly over the course of the run. That gives different muscles a break, which is good.

Have I mentioned what I’m doing after the 5K on April 3rd? Well I’m going to take a week off, then I’m going to start training for a Triathlon. Specifically the Jeff & Brede’s Intergalactic Triathlon in Katy July 17th.

While in Austin this weekend I ended up talking to two women who ran the Danskin Triathlon in Austin. When I asked how they trained they both asked if I wanted to know how they train now or how they did it wrong then. So you can totally screw it up and still finish.

Right now my plan is to keep running 3 miles 3 times a week, but to add a bike ride before each run. Of course the problem with this is it may cause the work out to get really long in the morning. But we’ll see. What I’m thinking now is I will start with a 3 mile ride and a 3 mile run. Then I’ll add a mile a week to the ride. That will get me to race distance with weeks to spare and I’ll be doing 2/3 of the triathlon in training.

I’m also going to spend at least 1 day a week swimming. It has been suggested I go to the Masters Swim program at the YMCA. I probably will because while I swim well enough not to drown, I don’t do it well.