Weekend at Home
It was nice to have a weekend at home. I guess we technically had a weekend at home last weekend, too, but with the open water swim it was pretty hectic. Marty decided to do a local sprint on Saturday morning, but I opted out because I really just wanted a solid training weekend. He ended up winning a cool belt buckle, if you're into that sort of thing.
After the Thursday run meltdown, I took it easy at Master's the next morning and brought up the back of the lane. They were having a huge meet there this weekend so we were relegated to the short course pool. This is also the 'warm pool' which I was very excited about when I first hopped in but not so excited about after 500 yards. Can someone make a pool that is warm when I first get in and then slowly drop the temperature a couple of degrees when I'm ready to start the workout. Am I asking too much? ;)
I went to work, got a much need eyebrow wax, had pizza with Marty for dinner, and then watched a bunch of House Hunter episodes. I was pretty much a blob on the couch and still obviously needed good rest.
The next morning I did my long run (10 miles) and was not worried at all what my pace was. I just wanted to get the time in. There was no way I was going back to Umstead, so instead I ran on the Black Creek Greenway (thanks to the anonymous poster for teaching me the name of that greenway. I can now stop calling it 'you-know-that-greenway-that-kind-of-starts-near-the-dogpark-and-runs-into-umstead-at-reedy-creek?') Thankfully, no horseflies!!
Saturday night we hung out with Alysia and Jimmy at their pool and had a great time catching up with them. It had been too long since the 4 of us had gotten together.
And this morning we did hill repeats on Lystra (a pretty steep hill near here). I felt great! And I ended up riding home instead of back to our car to get some extra miles in. Now it's time to catch up on all that house stuff - stupid laundry won't do itself no matter how many times I ask it!