The swim is coming soon so I will say a prayer for my fast twitch muscles to engage. I’m usually more of a slow and steady athlete but you’ve got to love a race that is done as quickly as the quad swim. I feel prepared other than the fact that my flip turns are a hot mess. Best of luck to all the athletes on the 26th!
Where has all the time gone? The swim is going to be here this Sunday in just a few quick days! Since this is my first year, I’m not setting the bar too high, just finish and try not to be last. Well…and not drown but I think that goes without saying. I plan on doing my best, but it won’t be until next year that I will have to worry about ‘improving.’
It has been hard to get a lot of decent training this spring, weather and life have been getting in the way. I have made it into the pool, but not as often as I would like. I have cancelled more bike rides than I have taken. I was sick for a week. I should know better, but tried to go on a run before feeling 100% – ran two miles and the body said, “Hmm, maybe you should walk back.” I did. A two-mile run when you are sick is like a 12 mile run when you feeling good.
I am looking forward to Sunday. I am actually starting to like swimming and am confident I can swim the 100 yards (yeah – I’m cocky now but let’s see what happens Sunday). To me that is the point of all of this – to be better than I was before and to do things I didn’t think I could. Hopefully I can get 2 more swims in before Sunday – we will see how it goes, sometimes life has other plans.