I am sad.
I already miss not running a race almost every weekend.
But my running legs need a rest. They worked hard. They delivered. They gave me 2 of my best races ever.
Here is me concentrating on passing this woman who kept speeding up every time I would try to pass here. This was only mile 4 or so, what was she thinking? (I cut her out of the pic).
On Sunday afternoon we went swimming. I got in the water to swim a few laps while Chris got Petru ready. Ten minutes go buy, and then 10 more....I get a bit worried but I keep swimming. After a little over a mile, I see Chris and Petru through the pool's glass wall...Petru found some kids and decided that he did not want to swim. I tell you, if it were up to Chris, Petru would be doing everything he want all day long. Ha!
On Monday my legs were trashed. This was a bit of a surprise, but running the last mile of a half at your 5K pace will do that to you. So I biked...for 3 hours, mostly easy with about 30 min on the big chain. I first took my tri bike out for the first time. Go ahead and laugh... I was so nervous that I first rode it up and down the street 10+ times. Then I rode to the bike path and rode for 5 miles before my hands froze (it snowed on Monday!) and I moved to the trainer. I tried to get into aero but was too nervous. That's OK, baby steps. I'll get on it during the weekend. I need to make falling a goal!
On Tuesday I took my legs out for a slooow 10 miler. This run was harder than my half on Sunday (OK, not really, but close). My legs were heavy up to about mile 8, when they loosened up and started working properly.
Today I did my longest swim since my half iron, a 2 miler! It felt awesome. I did 400 warm up, 4X400 with 3 belly breaths in between, 400 4X (50 free, 50 breast), and 800 with paddles. At some point we had to give up a lane for the swim team and I was asked to lead a lane of 3 since I was "the fastest". Really? OK then (disclaimer, I am still slow...fast is relative).
More biking and swimming, and a bit of running for the week. I am still debating whether I should do the Fresh Pond race on Saturday. I don't care about my time, I just miss the folks over there. How weird is that I am feeling a bit uneasy that I have worked my body so hard and I am not injured, while some of my favorite blogger who train less than I do are currently injured. I know this is silly and am restructuring the heck out of such thoughts. The thing is, I had my share of injuries in the past (though none since 2008) and I know how tough it is to not be able to do what you love...
On other news, we are supposed to get 3-4 inches of snow tomorrow! The only happy thing about that is that I'll have to delay practicing riding my bike in aero...Any tips on making the transition to aero easier?
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