Ran a short run on my recovery day as I am switching up my weekend a bit. My sister and her family are arriving tonight for a few days vacation here in Florida so I may not be up and running. So I decided to get one run in before 3 days of sloth. I haven't seen my sister and her 4 kids in about 4 years so I am expecting long days playing at the pool with the kids added with long nights of wine drinking with my sister. I may do a run on Saturday but if I skip it I skip it. I envision my swimming with the kids will be like this:
Joan Crawford (me): Who wants to go swimming?
Tina (my nieces) I do
Joan Crawford (me): I'll race ya.
Maid (my sister): On your mark, get set, GO!
Joan Crawford (me): You lost again!
Tine (my nieces): It's not fair, you're bigger then I am. It's not fair to win twice.
Joan Crawford (me): Ahh...but nobody ever said life is fair, Tina. I am bigger and I am faster. I will always beat you!
Considering I haven't been swimming that might be just a dream. Plus I dont' have Joan Crawfords manish figure. Hopefully I'll be back swimming soon. On Sunday I was at the leisure pool and was able to swim a bit. Mind you the pool is only about 20 yards, is super shallow and is warm as hell but I did get some swimming in. Around here there are three types of pools: family pools (for the grandkids), above 30 years old pools (for noodlers and guests over 30) and sport pools (for lap swimming and other aquatic events for residents). Right now I'm a guest but will be a registered resident soon. To register as a resident you need to show like 8 forms of id and stuff. I am about 3 forms away. Then it'll be lap swimming for me as the pool is right around the corner. I'll try to swim with my uncle who will be down for snowbird season and hopefully we can take over a lane. At least if he's slower I can tell him to get out of my way!
I was going to enter a local Masters meet about 30 minutes away this weekend but my sister is visiting so that is a no go for me. But there are two other Master swim meets in October that are local. So I should hit one of them for one of the days if not the full weekend. I figure even if I'm not in shape I can use the meet as intensive workout. There are no meets in November or December that I can see so far.
As for my run this morning...
Nothing to report. Just a 5 mile run. I ran around the neighborhood to an enterance gate in the area which is 2.5 miles and then ran back. I need to start paying attention to my pacing while on the run. But it's so dark outside I can't read the Nike+ Sportband while running.
Mile 1 8:47
Mile 2 8:45
Mile 3 9:25
Mile 4 9:53
Mile 5 10:39
Don't like those numbers at all. As for miles run I've made September my 2nd most run miles in a month for 2010 and 4th ever.
Jan 2010 124.97
Sept 09 113.98
Nov 09 97.14
Sept 2010 94.07
So close to being 3rd ever! Got a week to go for this month so gunning to beat 113.98. I'm competitive like that and it keeps me going. Otherwise I'd sleep in and eat bon bons. Well Oreos at least.