Yesterday I tackled the full commute again. My legs handled the hills so much better on the way home. Of course I didn’t run over lunch yesterday so that may have had something to do with it. Unfortunately the batteries in the Garmin died just at the start of the ride home so I have no idea whether the ride was any better or not, but at least my level of perceived exertion was lower.
In the evening I went to the pool to swim some laps. I found a drill online – the thumb to thigh drill – that I wanted to give a whirl. Just paying attention to making sure that I was pulling through the water completely helped me feel quite a bit more efficient in the water. I swam 1000m, then called it a night.
I’ll be heading out for my long run of 10 mi tonight. I’m off to Edmonton for a girls’ weekend tomorrow morning and I want to get the long run out of the way. Tonight is my night to try some new stuff. I’m going to be breaking in a pair of Kayano 14s for the first time tonight. After getting a blister repeatedly on my right arch from my Kayano 13s I think it is time to retire them from long runs. Besides, I’d like to have my 14s broken in for the marathon in August so now seems like a good time to start. I’ve been a Sport Beans girl for nutrition during the long run, but I’m keen to try gels out. I find I extend my walk breaks trying to chew the beans so I’m looking for something a bit more efficient. I’ve picked up a couple of Clif Shots and Hammer Gels and I’ll give one a whirl this evening to see how I like it.