It's November and we've been hit by our first 'winter storm'. It cracked me up listening to a promo for the local Hawaii news last night as the weather man came on and was like, "Get ready for a BIG drop in temperatures! Find out what's in store as the winter storm approaches on the 6:00 news..." On the actual weather report he said that we should all dig out our blankets and sweaters because there's going to be A 5 DEGREE DROP IN TEMPERATURES as this cold front approaches. The high today is only supposed to be 76. Brrr... Lol. It's not like we're going to need one of these.
It made me laugh because our 'winter storms' are so unlike winter storms on the mainland... I posted something on FB, making fun of ourselves for such weather wimpiness... then I was promptly accused of 'trolling' for comments from mainlanders. Whatever. I was making fun of us. See? Funny? Maybe not I guess.
Anyway, besides digging out the long sleeve shirts, the issue with our winter storms is that they tend to bring a lot of rain. Which isn't a problem unless you've got a key run workout planned on a dirt track. Remember what happens to dirt when you add a lot of water? Yep. It turns to MUD. For the record, it's really hard to run mile repeats at 10K pace through mud. Nalani and I tried this morning. We did 2, and of course couldn't hit the pace because our feet were slipping and sliding and you just couldn't confidently push off the ground because of all the sliding. We opted to finish off the last 2 on the road, so we left and headed to a neighborhood for a 1.1 mile loop. We actually thought it would be easier on the road, but turned out is was harder. Only because we could push so much harder. I'm pretty convinced that we were running 5K pace on those last 2 because that sure wasn't a pace I could have held for a whole 10K. Or, I'm just slow right now, which is also a very real possibility. Anyway, the jury is still out on whether or not I'm going to attempt the marathon. Today's workout was not one that made me think I could run it like I own it.
On the other hand though, the swim training for the Double RoughWater has been going well! We've been ramping up our swimming to the neighborhood of 15K/week with 4 swims- one of which has been an ocean swim on the weekend. Wednesdays are our long swim days so that's been fun... Except that Nalani is getting so crazy fast these days- I have to kill myself to keep up with her now! Tomorrow should be a good one though... we're going to do a 1500 WU, descend by 500's, then a 2000M main set of some sort, then finish up with another 1500 swim, descend the 500's. Sweet. I oughtta be flat out on my couch for a good bit after that one.