First I want to shout out a huge Woot Woot Awesome Incredible Race to my daughter, Emily, at Sweat Once A Day. She had the race of her life in Eugene killing her PR with a 3:08:01. She was the 21st female overall. She had a negative split and incredibly fast last 10K. Read about it if you want. I wish I'd been there. When she called me up I couldn't believe the number she was telling me! I fully expected her to meet her goal of 3:20 and maybe her secret goal of 3:15 but 3:08:01??? Wow!
It doesn't look too bad out......
..........but look at the car's windshield!
I started out my week with a bike commute to work. The only problem was it was 25 degrees when I left my house. I did learn my lesson from last week when I did this and I wore not my fingerless gloves like last time, nor my full gloves but my gore tex super heavy super bad gloves. They were 100% better but my fingers were still a bit cold when I got to school and I still had trouble getting my helmet off - but nothing like last time. I did not hurry down the hill - what a waste of a good hill - and again was glad of the uphills. The ride home was much better although no one would use the word warm to describe it. I extended it and got in 15 miles before I was back home.
My April stats:
Running - 114.2 miles
Biking - 213 miles (about half on vacation last week)
Swimming - 15,250 yards
I had my next to my lasts swimming lesson tonight. I know I have learned quite a bit but I still have a terrible kick. You would think I never used my legs for anything. But again I wrote down what I really needed to work on and plan to try this week. When I finished this morning I had done my usual workout in less time once again than it used to take me so I must be "speeding up" at least a little bit.
This morning I forgot my swim cap - tonight I forgot my towel! I managed both times but look forward to the swim workout where I forget nothing. And maybe the icing on the cake could be a better kick!
And I'll end with a few pics of Jax and company........just because.