Goals: 200 meter swim, 2 mile run, eat healthy
Results: 200m swim with 4.25m sprints, 2 mile run in 23:29
Diet setbacks: 1 small bag of chips, 1 oatmeal cookie
Thoughts: First to address the food; I aalways bring a lunch and two snacks to work. My 2pm snack was a cup of yogurt. I was craving something salty, however. I did have a left over bag of chips in my desk so I at those instead. I justify it with the fact that I have eaten so well lately and considered the intensity of the workout the night before and I had two workouts coming the same afternoon. The cookie was a hold over until dinner and it was a Kashi oatmeal cookie, no icing, no frills. I think that one will be ok. All in all a decent diet day.
My swim today was decent. I wanted to do more sprints but I figured first week back on speedwork I should take it easy. My time were 25s, 33s, 29s, and 31s. I can not wait to see these get lower.
The run was a 2 mile recovery run. I had a target pace of 12:00 per mile and ran the first one at 11:50 and the second at 11:23. although it was a recovery, in my competitive nature I wanted a negative split. I ran one lap around my block and then ran the second lap to my in-laws where I was meeting my wife for dinner. As I passed our house she was loading the dogs in the car to drive over, so I ran up quickly and grabbed my dog (not that I show favorites between the two or anything) and she ran with me. She loves to run! What makes the split more impressive is that the terrain from the second lap is much tougher. Hills the whole way.
Sorry that this post was boring, I was mostly an uneventful day. I enjoy that because I need one of those every once in a while.