Yesterday: Long ride all over the south valley in the morning, then a long ride on my trainer in the afternoon, followed by a run off the bike on the creek trail (my tri club was putting on a Chick Chaser 5k so I timed it just right to get over there and run my 30 minutes in the 90 degree heat - ugh! At least I got to see Jill!).
Today: Long run on the coast in Santa Cruz, followed by a 1 mile swim around the Wharf with my agility teacher and my tri club, then another run this afternoon in the heat.
Toil...yeah, that's what I'm calling my long swim on Friday, full of long sets but the "best" was clearly the 1500 straight with 50 fly every 250. My coach loves me, she really really loves me. And I'll be damned if my freestyle didn't get faster every single 250 after that 50 fly. Between masters, more masters, my weekly swim lesson, the Coach Really Loves Me swim, and the open water swim, I swam more yards this week than ever before.
Trouble...that would be me. I just knocked off the hardest strongest training block in recent memory and I'm still feeling a bit spunky. Yes, I'll probably feel like ass tomorrow (and most of the week) but training right now has me feeling SO EXCITED to race! Now it's finally time to rest and let my poor legs recover a bit, but they should have a little spark in them by next Sunday when I tackle a local sprint that I last raced 4 years ago.
Have a great week!