And I was on my bike (riding to get to the pool).
Yes, for speeding.
No, just kidding. They stopped me to say hello to me. Apparently I am a well-know figure on a local crime scene. It seems that all local policemen know me because they see me biking all over the place (which is very rare occurance in this area)and I am on the top of their list called "Future victims of bike&car accidents". So they were eager to find out who I was and what I was up to.
Then I had a mediocre swim. At first it was going well but the last fast interval did not go as planned. I was sure I was going to nail it and thus was little disappointed when I saw my time:( But as I mentioned before, my swim needs a lot of improvement.
It is very common among multi-sport athletes to concentrate on their strength(s) because then you do not have to deal with frustration and disappointed. You nail your workouts and you feel good about training and yourself.
And indeed, I love running and biking because I am decent at those two, whereas 70+% of the time I go to the pool I get frustrated and disappointed and I am dreading my next swims because I know that I will get frustrated again.
But the good thing is that it does not discourage me. I want to improve my swimming! I really really do. There is nothing I can do now to make me faster for next Sunday so I just have to make a peace with the fact that I will suck at swim portion. But I have no tris planned for the rest of the year (I wish I had though), so the game is on! I have whole fall and winter and spring to kill myself in the pool to make me consistenly fast(er) swimmer, no matter how much tears, frustration and pain it means. I just need to become more confident about my swimming before next August. If I continue being this inconsistent and slow in the late stages of my IM training, it is going to be a huge negative mental factor.
By the way, this weekend was pretty good. I caught up on sleep and the workouts were shorted than usual, which gave me some extra free time, which I loved.
Post Marathon Recovery
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