Monday, June 14, 2010
Apparently now the IRONMAN training begins??
Today was a good start to my temporary new stage in my career. Thank you to all of you for your wishes, and I know it is all good karma for the great place that this event is bringing me to.
I started day one getting organized and figuring out a bit of a time line for myself to 'play' around. It is a luxury to have the time to be able to do this, so I want to use it as wisely as I can. I don't have months to burn, but I can likely enjoy some extra training for a few weeks. Won't hurt at all to push it a bit as I go through what my program is now calling 'IRONMAN specific' training?? What the heck have I been doing so far? I got all sorts of chores done around the house and seem to have a good list for the rest of the week. I also got in a great swim this afternoon.
As I have gone through the training it is incredible the changes that take place. Each time I am out swimming it seems to get more relaxing. I talked about a girl that I met at the pool last week who was once a competitive swimmer. I asked her what she thinks about when she is in the water. She said her number one idea?! I was swimming downhill as I was told in the book I followed. Today I focused on looking at about 3-4pm rather than 6pm while I am swimming. HOLY SMOKES! It made a difference! I have been having the toughest time bilateral breathing, but today with my head up slightly is seems a lot easier. As well it makes sighting an easier chore as well, I don't feel that I am jumping out of the water to see where I am going. As I swim along it allows me to reach better and feel like I am sliding through the water smoother than earlier. Thank you Laura(or is it Lisa) , whichever it is, she was a the pool today. Last week I tried to draft her and she smoked me, No not today, I was able to hold onto her heels almost the entire way! It was another great breakthrough.(I hope it just isn't a fluke energy burst)
Overall the 3500m was an easy swim, I felt relaxed and calm in the water. I am going to get out and do an OWS this week prior to a sprint this coming weekend. I want to make sure that my nerves are calm and that I am comfy in my wetsuit.
Until then and until tomorrow thank you all for your support and your read!
Life is GOOD and getting better!