Sometimes, things just float along nicely. Why can’t every week be like this?
I felt fine after the Half Marathon last week, and cycled as usual on Monday, pulling the trailer round. I felt tired, but happy to be out and doing stuff. I’ve cycled (as I always do) every day, and been glad of it. It’s felt good to work my legs.
I managed to get to swimming on Tuesday night (which I don’t usually do) and completed a nice tough intervals set. Wednesday, I ran up Carrow Hill 8 times. (This is a loooong steep hill. I’ve been runinng up it after school with colleagues every forthnight or so, and adding a rep each week. This week hurt, but we all felt so good afterwards.)
Thursday, it was my usual swim session, and although my arms felt tired at first after swimming on Tuesday, I soon got into it and managed to maintain a decent pace (for me!) in the reps.
Friday, I ran round the marshes with Vanessa. We took it easy, and just ran 3 miles or so.
What I’m noticing is that, as well as the swimming and cycling helping the running (they have to really! I’m only running 3 times a week, and trying to train for a marathon on that….) the running seems to be really helping the swimming. I feel so much.. sleeker?… in the water. I can maintain a decent pace for longer, and keep my stroke stronger over a greater distance. I guess it’s not rocket science: I’m just fitter in general. But I didn’t expect to notice it so much.
I have to run 14 miles tomorrow….. let’s hope this run of good stuff continues……
Got to remember there are good weeks the next time a rubbish week hits…