Well it's Friday of week 2. I still have a long bike on Sunday but I did do well this week with my workouts.
This morning was another swim day. My workout consisted of 250 yards of warm up followed by a full 1200 yards of continuous swimming. Then finished with another 250 yards of cool down. I felt real calm with the long interval swim. I pushed pretty hard at the beginning and during the last 200 yards. I finished the 12oo in 20:30, I have no idea how fast that is compared to other age group athletes but I feel pretty comfortable at that pace. I did not include flip turns, but rather turned at the wall. Open water swimming will register a faster time since I do not have to slow down at the wall.
This evening I ran my 5 miles. My pace was pretty good for me - landing in the 9:00min/mi area. I did do some pickups along the way and pushed hard up the hills. As usual my running will be lagging in back of everything else since I really don't enjoy the run as much as I do the other 2 events. But with a little more work and motivation I will get it together before September.
Today was beautiful in Colorado again - I am hoping that the weather will not get cold again. It's not that I hate the winter but since I cannot go snowboarding I would rather have it nice out. Sunday is suppose to be my long ride this week. I think I am scheduled for a short brick this week. Looks like I am going to be doing 45 minutes on the bike, followed by a 15 minute run. I learned the hard way at Timberman last year that Brick workouts are very important to the training. It helps the body learn to transition from bike to run, possibly avoiding the cramping that occurred last year.
Well, until Sunday - Keep training, keep dreaming, and keep your ass moving!!!!!!!!!!