So, I did not do anything yesterday. Took a day off. Just ate and watched a movie. And since I had a lot of free time on my hands I did also something pretty stupid that involved the fast guy and probably cost me a marriage. Oh well. Need to find a different victim.
My legs are still little sore but nothing like they were in May after the triathlon. This time around it is only my quads right above knees. Weird. It is probably TT bike magic.
ITB feels good, no feelable irritation. But I decided to play it super safe and did not run today. Will run tomorrow.
I biked today. Just very easy sightseeing pace 45min. At first I was little blah and did not want to do it but then went out and I am glad I did because I really liked it.
And then pool. I know that my swim on Sunday should not be considered as hard effort (because it really was not) but doing intervals today might have been little overestimation of my ability. My arms were tired. I can tell immediately whether I am tired or now by the way I enter water with my hands. When it is nice and smooth, I am ok. When it is not, my arms are too tired and I struggle to keep a good form. I worked like crazy and still missed all my 100 yard intervals by 3-5sec.
But today was more about strength and I paid a lot of attention to that. I felt I was pulling water with my whole forearm and that's very good.
I have been thinking why I suck so much at swimming. Or why I sucked so much at it on Sunday in particular. Of course, there are many many reasons for that but one reason is that I have never told myself that I was going to make it hurt. I was not preparing myself to push it and work hard. I just kind of assumed that I will swim and have a decent time without hurt. Well, it does not work that way. I was ready to push on a bike and run, but never thought about doing the same thing on my swim.
So, I am thinking that I might do one more tri in mid-Sept and if I do it, I am going to kill myself on a swim and then hang on for the rest.
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