OK, I was being slightly sarcastic about sleeping in. Then again compared to being up at the butt crack of stupid at like 430/500 545 is sleeping in. Then only day I ever possibly get to sleep past 6 AM is Sunday, and that really isnt even possible now that my rides are going to keep pushing beyond 2 hours. Ok, so enough about that.
I was supposed to get up this morning at 5AM. Well I didnt sleep too well, so at 4AM, after awaking several times, I chose to set my alarm for 545 and not run. After being at work early, not taking lunch, and having a late meeting from 530-700(I usually leave at 430) I chose to hit the pool at 4PM for a good swim.
Up today was a 1000 meter time trial with 300 warmup and 300 cool down. I had a decent swim that was almost identical to Saturday's Phat B swim. I did 1000 in 15:36.48. I made sure to hit the lap counter at 400 so I had an idea of how fast I could swim in Sunday's race. I hit 400 meters in 6:03.I also hit the lap timer so I could see how my two 500's broke down. My first 500 came in at 7:39.39 and the second in 7:57.09.
On Sunday, I may need to BEG the R.D. to start with my age group as opposed to starting with the clydesdales at the end. I really dont want want to have to pass a whole bunch of amateurs if I dont have to given I am hoping to go around or maybe even under 6 minutes in the swim. Unfortunately, I found out yesterday the Clydesdales start at the back of the pack :(
So tonight I got home about 730 and decided to head out for the run I didnt get in this morning. I did another one of my famous pyramid runs. I dont think I hit a negative split overall( though since I cant break down mile 3 I am not certain), but my min/mile went up and then back down
Total time 46:47 Avg Pace 9:21/mi Avg HR 171???
I was a little surprised to see my HR had been so high. It sure didnt feel that hard. Maybe it was the fact I had just swam 3 hours ago.
OK, now for the product review. While at performance bike over the weekend, I saw Cola Flavored Power Bar Gel Blasts. They were overly chewy and tasted REALLY REALLY AWEFUL!!YUCK!!!. I dont know if the Lemon flavor tastes any better, but I will not try them again. I cant say whether or not they worked, but I used them before my run tonight and I had a halfway decent run even if the taste stuck around. Id be curious to see if any others have tried this product.
Oh one last thing. I recently discovered the 80s station on my sirius satellite radio and boy am I hooked. I was a kid through the 80s and never really listened to this stuff much. Its weird how our tastes in music change. For me its techno, classic rock, 80s,90s grunge/alternative, and just a little rap. I used to be much bigger into rap. Not anymore.