Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Trying to Get IT Back

Swim Day

1 x 150 Warm-up
4 x 150 Pull- 2:30
1 x 200 3:00
1 x 300 4:30
1 x 400 6:00
1 x 300 4:30
1 x 200 3:00
1 x 150 Cool down

Total yardage- 2150

Not a great swim today. Didn't have any feelings of swimming downhill, when the body position feels right and the stroke feels fast and effortless. I also barely made my time standards. I was hitting the wall, checking my watch, and going again. This is annoying because I was lighting up sets like this a few weeks ago. Guess that super-light week followed by a week off knocked me down some.
I also think something else is at play here. Post-race comedown. I'm not as amped about this next one as I was about the first. That makes sense, I spent three months getting ready to race. Now I'm trying to turn it around in two weeks. Probably not going to happen like it just did. And thats ok. I signed up for the next one to get another rep under my belt, and to have fun. It should be fun.
AND my ego is a little messed up as far as the swim goes. I was 10th overall in that race, 6th in my wave getting out of the water. That's pretty kick ass. It draws a line where on one side I want to get better and increase my advantage coming out of the water and on the other I feel too good and it makes it hard to focus on that discipline when there is so much I need to improve in my bike and run.
I have to get my eye back. But its only two days in to my new training cycle, as abbreviated as it will be. No time to panic. But I do need to get pumping.


  1. You're still also recovering from being sick. Don't give up on the swim, it is your advantage, and always will be. You need to get your mind into being first out of the water, to give yourself the best positioning possible going into your weakest discipline!

    And I'm thinking maybe some interval training on the bike may be in order...to mix up your pedaling speed and stuff like you did for the run. Just a thought. I know nothing about cycling.

  2. You're right about interval training on the bike. I just don't know how much good it will do between now and race time. I was planning on keeping it in my pocket until after the race, when intensity can come back up.