Yep, some times I wonder how smart I am? Yeah, I have done some smart things in my day. Yep, I have done some dumb things as well! I can't quite figure out if I am smart or dumb on this one. More on that later!
Today was a good day on the training front. yesterday, I discovered that the pool at the Y is closed until the 12th of September. I checked my program and it did not seem to know that the pool was closed and it suggested that I had a practice. SO today I went to another Y for a taper swim practice. The swim was an interesting practice for taper. It was 4000m in 5x800m intervals. It felt quite good, I was able to get into a rhythm and swim strong for the whole practice. I focused on taking it easy and not trying to go hard. Keeping form and continuing to improve on it was my focus. I think that was one of the smarter things that I did today. Overall I felt great after the practice.
Overall I actually felt better than I am feeling overall. As I am doing this last week of work, I am feeling a little tired. My calves actually feel like they are pregnant. Compression socks are my great friend right now, helping to keep the part tucked in and rebuilding. After swimming tonight I had a fast 5k run with the LULU group. Although tired legs were on my mind I did a great fast run. The distance was done entirely under 5min/k in the heat and humidity. I am pleased that it was not much longer as I was able to knock a good run out. Running smart, running that fast, hmmmmm?! verdict out still!