So I am going through a blog mojo-less phase. Things are a bit rote here in terms of training. I also feel that only a handful of triathletes read this blog, and runners are mostly not into reading tri stuff, so....am feeling a little boring these days. No worries, though, life is really good over here.
I finished a week of recovery and it was lovely. Aside from getting a little sick, and having idiopathic pains first in my L arm, then my neck, then my groin, I've enjoyed sleeping in, catching up on work and on life. I even cleaned the dining room and living room which says a lot!
I've continued to feel strong in the water. I feel my stroke getting better and better. My elbows stay high even in the water (I think, I need a video!), and I feel very relaxed when I swim. I do struggle with the short, all out intervals (25m, 50m, even 100m) but love the longer swims where I can get in a groove. I also love racing other swimmer. Yes, I said that!
I am seeing progress on the bike for sure. I am still scared of aero, but am doing better with it. I am also much faster than last year, and much more confident in my biking skills (turns, cornering, etc).
I've enjoyed running on fresh legs (I only ran 42 miles last week). What a difference! It was a struggle to keep the pace slower than 8 min/miles and I had some killer tempos, speed and long runs, which made me confident about my fall marathon.
Three big weeks before my HIM, with 3 long rides, including a 72 miler (I've only done one ride this long in my life). In 2 weeks I am going to East Freetown to swim, ride and run on the HIM course again. It would be interesting to see how I do on the bike course compared to last time.
Happy training and racing!
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