Since my run on friday my legs have been rubber. Lots of wind here today but saturday was great.
Saturday: Met up with some swimmers preparing for RAGE. I didnt know it was going to be swim class. Learned some cool techniques for swimming and how to neutralize the temperature of the wetsuit and the water around me. It was the first time I can use the word comfortable in the lake. It was cold but it didnt bother me. 1000 yards open followed by the bike. The bike was my second attempt at the race course. Here are the details: 25.31 miles, 1:50:38 including not walking the bike on the big ugly hill in the middle but walking the gnarley hill at the end before I turn around and make the fast decent into where transition will be. That ride was 5 miles longer and done in less time. Next time no walking. I did take a ride and drive the run course. It will be brutal. I have my work cut out for me. I have removed the pressure of a time goal now. Be real. FINISH. Thanks a ton to Jen Grube for her help and motivation, what a rider!
SUNDAY: Long run in the wind. Not cold though BIIIIG WIIIND. Longer run than I had planned but nonetheless done. I was extremely sore and thought I could fight through it. I struggled up hill for 6 miles and down hill for 4. 10.32 miles to be exact 1:48:23. A slow 10.30 pace, was exhausted. Didnt sleep the night before and fought through it. I also ran a lot of it in the rocks since rage will be run on rocks. It was brutal. I am, again, curbing my enthusiasm with lofty time goals and try to live in the moment. JUST DO IT.
swim 2500 yards (1000 open)
Racing teaches us to challenge ourselves. It teaches us to push beyond where we thought we could go. It helps us to find out what we are made of. This is what we do. This is what it's all about."
-PattiSue Plumer, U.S. Olympian