Speaking of speedy, I feel as though I've lost mine. *le pout* I raced my first half marathon this past February, and finished in a time with which I was exceptionally tickled. Of course, with the warmer temperatures comes the slower paces for most every runner. The sillyhead that I am, signed up for a 10k for next Saturday, in which I have done absolutely zero speedwork for. At least it's something to look forward to! Just training and no racing makes me sort of antsy, and will often induce a case of the lazies.
At any rate, this week has been good so far with training. Monday was an AWESOME swim, where I felt like I finally got my form back. It's been a while since I regularly trained in the pool, so I usually default to one workout: The 1500 breakdown. I cannot remember for the life of me where I found this gem of a workout, but it's been my favorite for years, and great for on a whim. Here's how it goes:
Warm-up: (I did 1 x 300 free)
Main set: 1500 breakdown (1 x 500, 1 x 400, 1 x 300, 1 x 200, 1 x 100, progressing in speed each set, and rest 15-45 seconds between sets)
Warmdown: (I did 1 x 200 free w/buoy)
Give this a try if you're showing up at the pool without a plan, or you'd like to work on an Olympic-distance swim progression. I'll sometimes flip it to really work the speed portion of the longer sets.
I ended up with a short run on Tuesday, and rested Wednesday. Yesterday, I woke up with a skip in my step, and head out to crush that *zero speedwork* bit (up there ^^^^). My go-to for easing back into speedwork is always 400s. They're short, and as a former track sprinter, they're way more funsies for me.
After a full day of errands and chores around the house, I met up with a friend for some downtime (I refuse to call it "girl time"). I realized that, after living with a guy for a couple of months and not having a ton of friends to talk to here, that I needed someone to assure me about things in my life (that I'm NOT cray, lol). I'm extremely thankful to have that, and prettier toes. :)
Y'all rock out this Friday, and have a great weekend!