Yesterday we had a forecasted high of 12C, and that to me meant that I could bare some leg and wear capris to work. Since my parking spot is about a 10 minute walk to work I typically wear some type of comfy shoe, then change into something much cuter (but decidedly less comfy) when I got to the office. Turns out that yesterday I would have been better off just wearing heels the whole time as my “comfy” shoes did some good damage to the backs of my ankles.
I had a 3-5 mi easy run on the schedule as well yesterday. And 12C means that I can break out the shorts for a run outdoors. I hit the river pathways at lunch, started off easy, and kept building my pace throughout. All in all, a pretty good run.
This morning it was back to swimming. I was a bit late getting in the pool since I got caught up chatting with my friend Janelle in the changing room. I wasn’t sure whether to get in my old lane or the fast lane. Being late, and out of sync, I wasn’t sure about going in the fast lane. Rhonda encouraged me to jump in regardless and I’m glad I did. We had a whole bunch of 100m sets to swim and I can tell that I need people to chase after. Or maybe there was a drafting advantage..?? When I was swimming with the group I was hitting 1:56 on each 100m interval consistently. Since I had a few sets left while the rest were cooling down I was on my own for a bit and I was a good 5 to 10 seconds slower.
While jumping in with the fast kids is nerve wracking, I know this is the best way to get faster. Sometimes you just have to face your fears, right?
It turns out Janelle is also planning on racing the Wine Capital Olympic race as well. It will be so great to have a friendly face there!!