This morning I had one of the greatest workouts. Don’t you love that feeling? My body is tired and energized at the same time :-D

Monday is normally my off-day because I choose to do my long runs on Sunday. However, my schedule got screwed up this week when I chose to run 14 miles on Saturday instead of the usual Sunday. So, I figured I’d take Sunday off and let my legs recover from my run and then use Monday as a free workout day to do whatever I like (instead of focusing on the BM).

My mom gave me some new swim toys for Christmas, so I decided to finally put them to good use. FYI many pools provide these and you wouldn’t need to purchase them, mine however does not.

I also wanted to run a few miles today, just to loosen my legs, so I figured I would just take care of that while at the gym. I packed a bag full of my workout gear- kickboard, swim buoy, towel, goggles, swim plan, glasses case, contacts, change of clothes, gym shoes, socks, ipod, etc.

The bag was stuffed!

It was totally worth it though. I swam a total of 1,800 yards using a modified version of my interval workout including lots of pulls and kicks (needed to use my new toys) and then hit the treadmill for 3 miles of running intervals. I warmed up at 7.5 and then alternated between 7.6 and 8.7 staying at each speed for 2 minutes. Whew!