It's also slow but steady progress on the fitness increase, which is the higher order goal. I'm pushing myself pretty hard on pacing on the shorter stuff and I'm seeing some improvement. But this leaves me wanting more! This week's mileage was 26.08, with notable workouts including 1.75 miles w/E @ 9:50 pace; 6 medium effort with Jen on Saturday @ 11:27 (including 30 second walk breaks every mile); and 8X400 with 90s rest with the track group, all sub 9 min/mile except 1 @ 9:02 pace, which caused me to take a longer break so I could do the last 3 in the high 8s (last one was 8:29). I also joined a friend at Cyclebar for a 60 minute ride one day, which was a fascinating experience -- first time I've ever worked out with earplugs.
|This is what happens when tatsoi and mustard greens go to seed.|
Meanwhile, life is proceeding apace, as it does. Guita keeps growing (she's getting huge!). The tomatoes in the ground are thriving and the winter garden has completely bolted at this point (except the oh so lovely speckled romaine). The tomato seedlings are so big that I need to transplant them so they can continue to thrive if I plan on delivering them through early June (which I do).
|I am in love with the speckled romaine! Delicious. Beautiful. Continually productive. Heat tolerant (hasn't bolted yet!)|