Let me just say, I am in a ridiculously good mood because I have finally made it through today and the week and this weekend, starting tomorrow I AM MOVING!!! I signed my lease and got the keys to my new place today and it is sooo cute! Andddd, I took Fri/Sat off from both jobs which means I have 3 DAYS to just focus on the move. I haven't had 3 days in a row off in forever- so excited. Tomorrow my mom is coming out to help me with the first few trips, then my dad is bringing big stuff in a trailor on Saturday. I'm soo excited to unpack and organize. My mom even got us Whole Foods salads for lunch tomorrow! YUM. Its all good.
Besides work and lease-signing today, I managed to fit in my normal triple workout Thursday. Workout #1 consisted of a 6:15am replay of last weeks hill repeats. Only today I did 3 instead of 2. It looked something like this:
1.2 mile wu @ 7:10 pace (apparently I was feeling frisky!)
0.7 mile hill @ 8:46 pace
downhill rest @ 8:00ish
0.7 mile hill @ 8:40 pace
0.7 mile hill @ 8:35 pace
1.6 mile cooldown @ 7:50 pace
TOTAL: 7 miles @ 8:06 pace
Overall, the hills weren't super fast, but it is a very steep hill and I would LOVE to run up heartbreak at that speed. I'm pretty sure last year I was running 10-11 minute pace up it! Infact, when I was running today I tried to remember what it felt like last year. I totally couldn't. I think I blocked it out! Today's run was almost totally in the dark, which made me feel all the more bad ass. Doing hill repeats before sunrise.
Workout #2 consisted of a swim immediately after. I love how swimming makes my body feel. Somehow I think of it as 'undoing' a run. It was a bit tough though because it was only 12 hours or so after last nights swim class, so my arms felt it a bit!
Then work...signing lease....then Workout #3! My favorite, because its a group run and I always run with the same guy who is also training for Boston. The weather was beautful at this point (6pm) but super-windy. We were literally like parachutes at some points! We kept it relaxed and conversational and the route was nice- over some dirt roads and such. 8 miles at 7:43min/mile pace. Perfect. The new comfortable. It was one week ago at this very run that I started 'the new comforable' and the past week, my runs have been faster than ever. I'm just hoping it lasts!
Overall, a 15 mile day + a swim aint too bad in my book! Right now, I'm just basking in that satisfaction and my skin feels all warm from the sun. So. nice. Although I probably should get my butt off the computer and start packing. I've barely made a dent and it all needs to go out of this apartment tomorrow!
I'm off! :)