Friday, January 30, 2009

It's starting!

The longer days that is. I just got in from a run. It's 6:00 and until a few minutes ago there was still a sliver of sunset in the sky. You have no idea how happy this makes me. Okay, well you probably do because I don't think there are too many people who prefer the shorter days. Especially people who like and want to run and ride outside. And if you are lucky, swim outside. I am dreaming of late sunsets and summer evenings spent here.

That is Kits Pool. 137.5m of outdoor goodness. Opening day is May and I can't wait.

Anyway. Run was good. First couple miles were sluggish, but it got better. 45 mins which broke down as:

Mile 1 - 9:50
Mile 2- 9:48
Mile 3 - 9:20
Mile 4 - 8:31
Mile .83 - 7:31 or 9:07 pace
Total of 4.83 mi or 9:20 pace.

My legs felt strong and I feel like I am making some progress. My hamstring had some tweakiness (yes a great word) at the start but it went away. And the weather didn't hurt. Partly cloudy and 6C and a lovely sunset over downtown. Which of course happened on a run where I didn't bring my camera.

As for the last few workouts Wednesday evening was a 40ish min run (I apparently have issues pressing stop and start on my watch sometimes), Thursday evening was a 45 min trainer ride (5 w/u, 15 hard. 5 easy, 15 hard, 5 c/d) and then a 40 min swim this morning.

Oh, in case anyone was wondering, the Canucks lost and I don't want to talk about it.


jen said...

OMG that pool!! :O I might have to come visit you just to swim a few "laps" in that mother.

Beth said...

It is awesome. I can't wait. It's totally worth the visit! ha.