Here goes! the next 8 days seems like I am going to be lazy! what only 3-4 hours on the weekend? what will I do with myself? I am looking forward to it, but I know it will probably get old quick. It is crazy to think I have become accustomed to doing 15-20 per week of training and liking it!
Yesterday was a swim workout with a few 100-200m repeats. Rather than go and try and set a record, I took it easy and loosened up. I spent a good deal of the practice doing drafting drills to build confidence in doing that. I also focused on a relaxed long stroke, quite the same as I want to be focused on in IM. The entire practice was only about 2000m and very comfortable. I enjoyed the relaxed and confident feel of the swim. It was great heading to the pool. As I was walking in to the Y, I felt a relaxed confidence about my swim. I have not really felt that way lot, I have not been nervous but also not feeling like I did yesterday!
Last night I added in a LULU run and did a quick 5k. It was a fun run that I did with a girl that I have not seen in 25 years. We went to high school together and I coached her skiing many years ago. She was my younger sisters best friend throughout high school. She is an awesome runner! We did 5k at a 4:50 pace, she barely seemed to break a sweat. She is training for Boston this year which will be her 3rd time, aiming towards her PB of 3:27. The run was fun and relaxing although quick. It was a good confidence builder for me though, feeling strong throughout the run. It did set full taper in motion for me. The rest of this week and weekend training will be at a slow and relaxed pace, almost no effort!
Today os an off day which I am looking forward to! A massage this afternoon and some time with wifey and doggie tonight! There is some kind of dog nights of summer event at city hall tonight, so Karma gets to go out on the town! Woof! She is napping right now in anticipation of a crazy time!
Happy training and happy weekend!