I have to do a little celebrating! I made it out to run last night (I was determined... no matter what!). I was kind of dreading it, since I haven't run since Lonestar back 17 days before. That's a while to go without running.
I hit the road last night and the biggest difference with my heart rate was even though I was pushing at 155-160, I didn't physically feel like I was. In the past 160 would quickly get out of control and jump to 170-something and I'd hit my max and have to start walking. Last night was a very controlled run. Nothing got away from me. That was awesome.
This morning I had spin, which was normal spin. I think this instructor's favorite phrase was "pick up the pace!" That's all he kept saying.. over, and over, and over again!
I did a 30 minute run after and once again felt really good!
This morning, Coach texted me to find out what my 5k PR was, because he thought I might have beat it on my "easy" run last night. That PR was was back in January at the El Paso 5K. I came sooooo close and probably would have with my regular :30 walk breaks (he had me doing 1 minute walk breaks for my first run back). He said that PRing back in January and doing what I did last night was progress. That makes me hopeful. We're also thinking perhaps I need more of a taper from running before my races. I think so... in fact, I've thought that for a while in my gut, but really had no basis to justify it.
Later today I'm strength training then wrapping up with TriSwim. :)
An all-around "Yay" for happy training days. Gotta celebrate them and remember them when you have the sh*tty ones!