My run on the treadmill was rather pleasant today. I could have run outside, but there is a YMCA that I have been meaning the check out very close to the Hall of Justice. I took advantage of it during the court recess. It took a while to find my way around the building, but managed to find the room with many treadmills and a nice view of the outdoor pool. I started out at an easy pace and began clicking up as the music ramped up. I wondered if I’d get another chance this week to get a run in mid-day. I considered doing my Wednesday 5 mile run instead of the 3 miler that the schedule called for.
I compromised with a 4 mile run. While I didn’t exactly do speed work, I did run a couple of button pushes faster than my marathon race pace. I am happy with my time of 34:08. I felt good throughout.
After staring out the window at the pool for my run, I decided to forego the strength training and go for a short swim. I figure that 1/2 mile swim ought to work my upper body nicely. The water felt great. It was just the right temperature and was so much cleaner than my local YMCA. I watched my shadow as each arm entered the water and felt for the hand flipping the water at the end of each stroke. My triceps told me that they were working, and my legs were just along for the ride. They’d done their workout already.
After the swim, I hopped in the jacuzzi that is in the women’s locker room. I must have driven these ladies crazy. They were peacefully hanging out until I arrived. There I was, stretching this and that and then wondering what the heck I was doing just sitting there. I was going nuts. How do they just sit there?! So out I went after only 1-2 minutes. I am sure the ladies were as relieved as I was.
So I’m feeling good again. It’s a good thing, as I have a feeling that I will be doing a lot of sitting if I get chosen for this trial. And it is going to be a LONG one.