Happy Mother's Day and Training Away!!

I would like to start this post out by saying Happy Mother's Day to all you moms out there. This is your day to just sit back and enjoy.

Sunday began with the most amazing sound of my alarm clock waking me up early for the master swim. I know after the race and the long trip back Saturday night the swim was not going to be my best. Since it was Mother’s Day I had no idea how many people would even show up, but since I didn’t have plans until the late in the morning I decided to attend. When 8:00 rolled around and there were still only 3 of us at the pool, I knew this was going to be a small turnout. The only people to show up were one very new person and one soon-to-be member to our Tri-Fusion club, Sara (1 month) and Laura (next month). Once I made the determination that this was going to be it, I did a relatively slow 45 minute swim and called it a day. Even though yesterday’s race was pretty short, the entire trip sure takes a lot out of you. I am just glad I didn’t have to pay.

I finished my morning with a little yard work and then headed out to my parents to spend Mother’s Day with my mom and eat some awesome food. Today my dad made his patented BBQ chicken which, like always, was delicious.

Sunday my legs were feeling pretty good from the race and since I was coming off the race high I decided to see if Tim wanted to go for a long run Monday evening. He had been at Disneyland and I was pretty sure he would be itching to get back to training. I decided to make the 3.6 mile run down to his house and meet up for a nice little 8 mile run along the river. It was good to get the extra miles under me with the Boise 70.3 in three weeks. The total run was about 1:40 with a pace of 8:30. The pace is a bit slower than I would like to run in Boise but the time and mileage is what was important today. This was not our fastest run by any means but it was a nice long run to hang your hat on.

Since this was my longest run of the year I was fortunate enough to get a ride home. I really didn’t feel like making the trek back up the hill to my house. Francis hill is hard enough to ride up after 1 or 2 loops on the bike. I can’t imagine what inappropriate words my legs would be screaming if I forced them to run up that hill at about 13 miles. We finished the night with dinner at the fine Chinese cuisine, Panda Express. You really can’t go wrong with Panda, right? I was happy to survive the long run and I really can’t wait to hit Boise.


Phaedra Cote said...

Sounds like you had a great day and a nice run with Tim. I think that's a really nice pace for a long, training run! Not to mention, you raced the day before and spent hours in the car after.

Thanks for the update!!


Trish said...

Good for you getting right back out there! I can't believe only 3 people came out for the swim! Remember when there used to be like 20?? I think it is great that you and Tim workout so much together. It is fun to find someone who is near your pace!

I'm glad you got to hang with your mama on Mother's Day too. I'm sure she loved spending time with you :)