Thursday, February 4, 2016

Almost a Win in Tennis

Last night, I had a match with my 3.5 tennis team.  We were playing one of the top teams in the league, so I wasn't expecting an overall win.  Nevertheless, I am an optimist and always hope that somehow we might get one.  We came very close!

We won two of the five courts.  My partner, Whitney, and I were the last court to finish - we timed out.  We had lost the first set 6-2, so I thought we weren't going to have a chance, but we managed to win the second set 7-6.  The problem was that we took a long time to win the set tie-breaker (it went to 11-9), so we didn't really have enough time to play out the match tie-breaker.  We were pretty much neck-and-neck in the match tie-breaker.  We had our chance to win it 6-4, but instead we lost the last point, and it timed out 5-5.  That meant that the match tie-breaker didn't count, so our opponents won because they had won more games.

Little did we know as we were playing that if we won our match, our team would have won overall!  It was that close!  A disappointment, but also kind of thrilling to at least have come that close.  It was a fun match, too.

This morning, I did the next workout in The Master's Hammer and Chisel, which was Hammer Plyometrics.  This is a short and sweet workout - only about 25 minutes, including warm-up and cool-down.  At the end, it appeared that I had burned about 160 calories, which would've been about 60 calories more than the last time.  I think I misremembered my starting calorie number.

Today after work, I had planned to do the next run on my training schedule, which was a 100-min easy run.  However, I had to stay longer at work than I had planned, and I just didn't want to be running so late into the evening.  Instead, I only ran for 50 minutes.  This turned out to be a good idea, because my hamstrings felt quite sore.  I ran at 5.7 mph on the treadmill, so the distance came to 4.75 mi. 

I hope to do a longer run tomorrow, on my new treadmill!  It is being delivered in the afternoon.

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