Today’s workout was another good one! I’m not sure what’s going on, but all my workouts this week have been great. Not only that, but they’ve been really enjoyable. My usual quip that the gym is "my favorite hour of the day" has never felt truer.
I finished up my Zombies, Run! mission from Wednesday with another spin on the treadmill, but it was only a mile’s worth. So after that, I started up one of the interval workouts. So yeah: a mile run at an easy, steady pace, and then 25 minutes of hard work! All told, it was 3.22 miles in 38:43. (Or thereabouts. My thingumbobber doesn’t do great tracking short, fast intervals on the treadmill.) I felt pretty unstoppable.
Last night after work I headed over to swim some laps before the pool closed up for the evening. I bought a new swimsuit– one actually designed for lap swimming, higher cut– and indeed I did my 20 laps rather faster than usual. (I suspect boob drag is significant in the other suit.) But there was a problem: the suit is made of some rough, indestructible fabric and chafed the crap out of my inner arms.
And today during my run I sweated and it stung. I wound up doing a good chunk of the run with my arms held up, like an overheated bird. I hope this heals quickly– and I hope my arms toughen up, because I like this new, faster suit.