Training: Swimming and 1 Mile Run

This week I did two workouts which lasted for a grand total of about 70 minutes. 

On Tuesday, I swam for an hour.

On Wednesday, in honor of Global Running Day, I ran 1 mile. 

Global running day

Tuesday: 60ish minute swim


Most of my long term readers know I swam before running.  I swam competitively for almost 15 years but burnt out in college.  Since I stopped swimming nearly five years ago, I’ve only been in the pool a handful of times.

Each swimming workout hasn’t been good or bad, but swimming isn’t the first workout I choose.  To be honest, I hate how much of a process it is.  First, you must find a pool, then change, then workout, then shower, then come home.  For an hour workout, it ends up at least a 2-hour process.  It’s a silly reason, but it’s the major reason I haven’t been in the pool much.

As I mentioned earlier in the week, I’ve needed a running break. 

I’m both mentally and physically burnt out from running.  My body needs more rest.  I’ve been consistently training for over a year and instead of having a serious injury, it’s better to rest.  Plus from a mental standpoint, I need it!

To be real, it’s hard to blog about running while not running and taking a break.  My blog is based on the premise of my training, eating well and healthy living.

I’ve done none of those things for the last week.  

I haven’t been running; I haven’t been eating well, and I’ve chosen other things over working out 100% of the time.

I won’t sit here and pretend I don’t feel a tiny bit guilty, but it’s the time my body needs.  I’m never going to jeopardize my personal life or choose to do something (like working out) solely for blogging.

So what have I been doing? 

I haven’t been laying on my couch. However, I’ve been focusing on getting rest, recovery and deep tissue massages as well as ART.  I want to prepare my legs for the next training cycle.  I want to start my training cycle fresh and free of knots, adhesions and whatever other scar tissue has accumulated in my legs. I’ve got months of that festering!

So there you have it.  It’s a major ramble, with no real advice or substance. In summary, I rested and didn’t do much that merits having a running blog.

Questions for you:
When was the last training break you took? 
Have you ever done something, just for the purpose of blogging?