Tonight was "swim .75 miles" night at swim GTS. And after turning over a new leaf today, I decided to go straight from my temp job at BC/EFA up to Riverbank State Park and run on the cushy track before the group swim. It took me a few minutes to convince the front desk guy to let me stash my stuff in a locker an hour early, but I prevailed and hit the track. I don't typically like running on a track - it's boring! - but I have to admit that the soft surface makes it feel a heck of a lot easier.
I plugged in my headphones and re-visited an old running playlist on my iPod. I almost never run with music these days. The coaches prohibit it at GTS. But listening to my "running" playlist I definitely had some flashbacks to running in San Francisco more than 2 years ago. Nothing like a little OK Go to get you moving.
There was a track club of some sort training tonight and let's just say I was seriously lapped....several times. Those guys were fast! I got in a decent 5 miles before heading in for the swim.
Tonight's challenge was to swim a continuous .75 miles. And when I finished, I kept going...until I had swum a full mile! Woo hoo! And I did it in under 40 minutes despite a wicked charlie horse that stopped me cold for a second and had me kicking with only one leg for a few lengths. (And despite constant notes from the coaches that I need to keep the fingers of my right hand closed - I just can't seem to do it!) I am happy to report that I have now exceeded all of my race distances. I have swum more than the 1.5K swim, biked more than the 40K bike and run more than the 5k run. Now I just have to put it all together. Only 5 1/2 more weeks to go!