Sometimes - everything starts to make sense. Why at this particular time - who knows. But, for the past week I have felt stronger than I ever have.
Last week I had 2 great swim workouts - pushing myself to the point of exhaustion - 2100 yard straight at a time - Keeping my form throughout the session. When I would feel myself slip into a poor form I would immediately change and fix it. I kept myself long in the water - reaching out and grabbing the water. Pulling myself through to the next stroke. Head down, swimming downhill. I have been feeling great with my swim. It just seems that all of a sudden my body has figured out what to do. I know it sounds weird - but wait there is more......
I had 2 epic bike rides last week. The first one was 60 miles on rolling hills. A little breeze but not too bad. Off I went - everything going great - no back pain. Just had a flat at mile 14 but I got it changed quickly and back on my bike. The ride just felt different, it was as if my legs were never going to get tired. I climbed out of the saddle on the hills and cranked it up. My mind was tunneled into pushing harder. I finished that ride with an average of 20.6mph - my fastest yet out on that route for that distance. A one time fluke - not even. I was back on my bike on Sunday - this time I did the same route, maybe a little more wind and a lot hotter. Pushing myself for a better time. This time - no flat. This time I pushed until my legs were scream. This ride was 63 miles. ( Starting line was pushed back) Anyway this time I averaged 21.6mph. And still I felt great - until my legs cramped up on the way to the car. So is that all my legs had. NOT!
I was out running this morning - I did my favorite hill climb. Skyline drive. 2.5 miles of uphill, 2.5 miles of downhill. I was fricken bounding up the hill. I felt weird - sort of that " I can't be stopped" feeling. All this training is really, finally showing up. Thank God because 2 weeks ago I wondered if I would be able to do this 70.3 race coming up. I am feeling real confident now. 3 more weeks of training left - need to continue to push harder. Life is going to take a turn for me soon - I can feel it. Not just in my training but with everything else in my life. I feel positive, happy and challenged all at the same time. Bring it on!!!!!!!!!!