Yesterday I worked hard so today I skipped the post – rehearsal workout and treated myself to a pedicure. Truth be told, I really did want to swim but there were no lap lanes during my free hour, and I was getting sick of my blue toenail polish but feeling far too lazy to remove it myself. I still biked to work since it was our last rehearsal in the Presidio and the ride is too nice to skip!
Backing up to yesterday, when the 3 sports and 2 operas occurred, the day went like this: Bike to the pool, swim 600 yds, bike to rehearsal, play Mary Magdalene, run almost 5 miles with a lunch pick-up in the middle, play Cosi fan Tutti, bike home. A novel thought crossed my mind in the pool. If I want to fit in a longer workout but don’t have more time, I need to move faster. No kidding. So I did, and I swam 150 yds more than I usually swim in 10 minutes. I applied the same concept to my run at lunch time and took a big loop around the Presidio and Crissy Field. I kept my speed up and averaged 8.3 minute miles. Pretty fast for me. Again, on the bike ride home, I pushed myself, but this time to get home and see Baby A before he went to bed. I missed him during my long day away!
the workout: 5.2 mile bike, 600 yd swim, 4.9 mile run keeping heart rate up with push-ups, dips and step-ups while waiting for my sandwich