This week wasn't too busy...I just didn't get a chance to blog about training earlier. I ran on the treadmill twice this week - both times at 6.6 mph - 50 minutes on Tuesday and 40 minutes on Friday. In between those days, I swam for 40 minutes at Copeland Park pool. It was only my second time there, but I did and felt way better than the first time. I still have some work to do on my freestyle - I think I'm swimming too fast. I still can't get enough air between every stroke - I even tried taking a break every two strokes, but that didn't work either.
I also tried something new on Saturday - hashing. It has nothing to do with illegal substances, but rather is a social gathering that involves a mixture of drinking and exercising. Some participants are there more for one reason than the other, but it was a lot of fun. We biked a course that was set only an hour previously using flour, and the object is to try to figure the course out while completing smaller challenges along the way. I'm doing a terrible job of explaining it, but it was a lot of fun. This is a good site that explains it a bit more. Needless to say, the 10 mile bike ride that included going over the bridge to Clearwater twice kind of wiped me out and I was not feeling up to a 7 mile run the next day. The hashes are usually runs - this was a special bike hash - so future hashes should fit into my training. This was also my first non-stationary bike ride in over 7 years, so I'm happy I didn't wipe out.