What a great day for rest. The weather outside is cloudy and drizzling. We do need the moisture around here. It has been way too dry this year. Temperature is about 45 degrees. Toady is my rest day off of my legs. I will be going for a swim this afternoon and doing some drills. I am actually starting to really love swim days. I'm still not any good but at least I can make it 2-3 laps before resting now.
Swim days are starting to be fun. I am looking forward to getting the Endless Pool at the gym. I think that more swim time will benefit me. I need practice - that's what it comes down to. I need to drill until the motions become natural and ingrained. Unfortunately up to now I have only been able to swim 1-2 days per week. Open water swimming will add another dimension to this already stressful event. I have never been much of an open water wader, not to mention swimmer. Something about not having a bottom to stand on is a little scary. Not to mention watching too many "Jaws" movies as a child.
This weekend is another long run on Sunday of 20 miles. Probably will be going to Colorado Springs to run it. Weather should be pretty good for a long run. Highs about 64 with low humidity. This time we will hide water about every 5 miles and food at mile 10. It's almost Salt Lake City time and I'm starting to feel the excitement.