I headed back to spin class on Wednesday night and it was a great success - 100% better than Sunday's failed ride! My bike worked like a charm and I got a great workout in. I really love the coached spin workouts. I've never had any instruction about how to correctly ride a road bike so I find that I am learning so much in each workout!
On Thursday my legs had recovered enough from TriStrength to go out for a run. It was a short 4 mile run but it was a real challenge with my sore hamstrings. I was 2 minutes slower than most of the runs lately. I had to keep telling myself it was okay to be going a bit slower - the point was to get in the miles and not to break another record.
The weekend started off on a good foot with a Friday night visit to the pool. As a rule of thumb I never workout on Friday's so it was a pretty big deal for me to get there. On top of that, Sam started a stroke clinic at Asphalt Green so I had to go by myself (which also means drive by myself in NYC for the first time!!) and I needed to renew our memberships that expired last week. Even with all those barriers I still made it to the pool. It was surprisingly crowded for a Friday night but I managed to get in this 2000 meter workout:
300 swim with paddles
3 x 100 IMs (IM = 25 meters each of butterfly, back stroke, breast stroke, freestyle
I don't think it will be this nice in C-town but I'm sure with my cold weather gear I could still enjoy a great run along the lake!