Saturday, April 16, 2016
Yesterday, I went for my first outside run this year. 6km. It was tough, really tough. More should be written about the difference between running on a treadmill and running outside, because though I had been running on a treadmill several times a week for the last few months, it felt like I had not been running at all.
I remember the same thing happening last year in my first runs transitioning from the treadmill to the street. All I know is it gets better, so I’ll tough it out, continue running and think about New York coming up in a few months. Running season has just kicked in for me.
Speaking of New York. I got an email to chose my baggage and transportation options for the NYC Marathon this week. For the baggage option, I opted for the poncho (instead of checking-in a bag) and for the transportation to the start-line, I’ll be taking a bus from Midtown Manhattan. The ferry sounded like fun, but we’ll be staying at a hotel literally two streets away from the NYC Library (where the buses depart), so it seemed so much easier to just take a bus (instead of the subway, to the ferry, then another bus).
As for swimming… I went swimming last Thursday. Lets just say that after spending a whole week on vacation in Mexico swimming every single day, I was struggling a lot less than the week before. My comfort in the water improved drastically and a good stroke comes to me much more naturally. Still lots of room for improvement, but I see the improvement coming along.