I think it's because the cross-training finally feels like it's serving a purpose other than just being a break from running.
Week Two was another solid week of training.
Week two numbers
Monday: 4 miles
Nothing too special here, just a quick and easy four miler to start the week.
Tuesday: 45 minutes cycling
A friend of mine warned me that riding on a trainer would be more boring than running on a treadmill. I'm starting to think he's right. Trainer rides aren't the most exciting thing ever, but at least I'm able to prop my laptop near the bike so I can watch Hulu while I ride. Makes the time go a little bit faster.
Wednesday: 5 miles
It was another gorgeous day for running and I got to wear shorts again in February.
I knocked out my five miles on one of the trails near my house. I'm having fun exploring new running routes this training cycle and I think that's really helping to keep things fresh.
Thursday: Swim 2,000 yards
This was one of the best swims I've had in a long time. I felt like the correct form was starting to feel natural and I moved through the water so smoothly. Swim like this one made me want to find time to get in the pool again over the weekend. Unfortunately I just ran out of time and that didn't happen.
Saturday: 6 miles
It was freezing cold, windy and snowing when I started this run. But the flurries quickly disappeared and the sun eventually came out. The wind never stopped though and it felt like I was running into a head wind the whole time, even though this route was an out and back.
Sunday: Active rest!
I was hoping to get in a swim at some point, but I just didn't have time. It was a busy weekend and Sunday was the only time I had to catch up on all the fun and exciting parts of life, like grocery shopping and cleaning my house. I know, I know, I live such an exciting life, I'm sure you're all jealous. At least cleaning is a sort of decent workout.
I'm really happy with how all the workouts went this week. It was definitely a solid week of training.
In fantastically good Monday news, rumor has it the ACC football schedules are finally going to be released today after many, many weeks of delays. That means I can finally start planning my fall race schedule around Terps games and tailgate weekends. Yes, I am beyond excited.