I'm glad to hear Mike is over the holiday hump. I won't be for another couple of days. My husband and I are visiting his family in Wisconsin and the incredible amounts of snow have made it impossible to train outside. Luckily, we had a trial pass to one of those chain fitness gyms - which I will not be naming. We've hit the gym everyday, except for Christmas.
I've managed to complete all of my training with one major exception. I haven't completed any of my swimming training since I've been here. I didn't think of bringing a swimsuit with me - it's averaging maybe 20 degrees Fahrenheit - and even if I did, the gym keeps its pool at 88 degrees. This seems way too warm to swim laps for any length of time.
We'll be back in Arizona in a few days and I'm looking forward to starting my swimming regiment. I suspect this will be the hardest sport for me because I haven't swam with any regularity in years.
Today I will attempt my longest run in training - 45 minutes. I can run at a low/moderate 10-minute mile pace for 35 minutes without stopping.When going for longer runs should I employ the walk/run strategy like five minutes running and one minute walking or should I just run as long as I can and then walk a couple of minutes if I need to?