WOW - the past week flew by and my blog is far behind. The farther I get into my training schedule the less time I find for the other things I need to do. Even my training diary has suffered from abandonment. Let me see if I can everything caught up.
Last Wednesday - The day was pretty nice. I got in a fair swim and looked forward to another open water swim on Thursday night. I feel more confident in the pool and hope that transforms into better swimming in open water. I got back great pictures from Highlands Ranch and the event photogs got a great one that I am planning on buying.
Last Thursday - The weather was terrible in the morning. It was cold and very windy. I hit the gym up that morning and worked on legs, arms and abs. I feel that I need to get in more weight lifting workouts in order to move up any farther in the standings. Thursday evening I met up with the Tri Club at Prospect Lake in Colorado Springs. They set up the lake for a 750 meter swim. the same length as the triathlon will be at the end of the month. The weather was challenging - it was spitting rain and the wind was blowing at a constant 10-25 mph over the water. The water was very choppy. Great - would this be another Morrison for me. Would I be able to get comfortable in the water or panic as I did last time? The answer - nope. It was a totally awesome swim. I started out the swim slowly - I wanted to keep my eyes on the club newbies. They looked scared - I could see it in thier faces even with the goggles on. So I swam back and forth with them for awhile. I then tucked my head in and sprinted forward - I felt great in the water. As I turned to catch a breath I would look across the water and for once I could see that I was moving real fast in the water. I passed people faster than I could remember doing in the past. I felt strong and confident. It was awesome. I climbed out of the water and looked back to see the newbies struggling - so I headed back out to the last buoy to help them in. I think I got in about 1100-1200 meters for the night.
Sunday - Yesterday - Great day - early start to cycle. Got in 50 great miles. Did flat at mile 13 but had not problems changing out. Bike ran good. Only took 2:30 to complete. Averaged about 19mph for the ride. Legs felt great. For the rest of the day I enjoyed working around the house.
Today - Back in the water, time to step it up. Training takes on a new level today. After my open water on thursday and a great ride yesterday I am pushing everything up one level. This morning I got in a total of 3000 yards in the pool including 2x500 and 1x1000 intervals. I felt great - I felt tired - I felt like I was working out. After I was done I felt as if I accomplished something, my arms were sore and thirsty for calories. I fed them Muscle Milk and headed to work.
OK that catches everthing up - now if I could just keep it caught up I would be happy. CIAO.