So I'm down to two choices:
1) I can go join the Empire Runners at Howarth Park on this GORGEOUS BEAUTIFUL DAY and go do an awesome 7 mile trail run (with 4 miles at a hard pace), then shower and join the team meeting and have pizza and beer (yum).
2) I can join the master's group at the Airport Club (pool is outside, so I'd still be enjoying the nice evening) and get what will likely be a kick-my-@$$ workout in. I'd feel bad about missing a run so I'd probably try to squeeze in a quick treadmill workout in afterward for like 20 minutes and then rush to try to make the running team meeting (and have pizza and beer).
The problem is that I feel guilty either way. I am trying to seriously get more running in and I seem to come up short every week. If I do this and then I get another run/hike in on Saturday, I will feel awesome about my running miles this week.
But I will feel bad because I only got Monday's swim workout in and...maybe I will be able to squeeze a workout in tomorrow evening? So that will only be two days of swimming for the week. I might be able to get some pool time in on Sunday, also. That would be 3 days. That's my goal.
I felt so encouraged on Monday when I was actually MAKING the intervals that she set out. I thought "okay, this is good. Need to do more of this."
I just don't know how to balance all of this in the off-season. I want to do more if it. Of all of it. So I can improve. In all 3 sports. And do yoga 2x/week.
Oh but did I mention I don't want to train more than 10 hours/week in the off season so that I can take a mental break?
Yeah I know, this is stupid.
Oh and the bike part is no problem. I teach spin on Mon/Fri and have at least one ride over the weekend. That's built in. The problem lies in that I really enjoy training with my masters swim team but their practices are SO DAMN EARLY!
Anyway, I also had a THIRD option, which was to celebrate my friend Alice's birthday in the City at this really cool-sounding Belgian Ale place (and I am SOOO developing a desire for Belgian ales). But I also have to teach spin tomorrow morning and really need to go to the team meeting so going all the way down to the City for a couple hours to drink (and then um...drive an hour back home) doesn't really work too well.
So, what to do?
Still to be determined...