Training: Swimming and 10 Milers
I thought I would increase mileage this week, but that didn’t quite happen with running. It did with swimming! Anyway, after Atlantic City, I took a week off from running. It was good for me, and I’ve started getting back into swimming.
Week 1: 2 miles
Week 2: Training: Swimming and Running
Week 3: <Here>
|Monday:||Run 60 minutes/Swim 2000 meters|
|Tuesday:||Run 60 minutes/Swim 2000 meters|
|Wednesday:||Swim 3000 meters|
|Thursday:||Run 60 minutes|
|Saturday:||Run 60 minutes|
|Sunday:||Broad Street 10 Miler (1:07.35)|
This is the most out of shape I’ve been for Broad Street in a few years, and that’s okay. I’m happy to run. Moving into the summer, I plan to race much more frequently. I’m still going to swim, and my weekly mileage might be lower, but the cross training has been a nice change of pace. There isn’t much to say about running this week, just that I did it and it was easy.
My first two swims were 2000 meters of straight swimming. On Wednesday, I decided to swim 2X1500 (28:22, 28:21), just to increase mileage and I felt decent.
Broad Street 10 Miler: 1:07.35
This was my slowest Broad Street in the five years I’ve run, but I was happy to run. It was pouring rain, and I’ve been the least trained I’ve ever been going into the race. Usually Broad Street happens at the end of a training cycle. I’ve run between 1:01-1:05 in all weather conditions. This time it happened after a low mileage a few weeks and time off. It was pouring rain the entire race, but I had an enjoyable time. My splits were between 6:40-6:55 the entire time and I probably could have kept that pace and run a 1:28ish half marathon which is motivating because it’s slightly faster than what I’ve been running.
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