Monday began what I believe will be a really good week of training, today proved true, too. I plan to put my head down like a horse just driving forward, with of course blinders on so I don't get caught up in the left and right of stuff n' fluff.
It started with a beautiful sunrise, rolled into a 10 mile building into "faster than goal pace" run, then high school swimming. That was the "hold tuff" part. 2 hours with the youth was more than I bargained for but better then I would ever accomplish in a pool on my own. Just to let you know they are fierce, we did a 900 fly in the midst of it all and I was drafting a 12 year old that thought it was easy. They say to have me at practice with them is motivating, truth be told they motivate me!
I reread old journals too. It is so incredibly freeing to read thoughts poured out or dreams written down from whenever ago, to relive them is to put them back into motion or keep them going. So I did that, read notes from high school, it reignited a few little things and made me wake up "fired up for Tuesday"
It was back into the swim, this time recovery in the ocean with the girls.
And then the bike. The Waimea loop to be exact. It's a real strong ride as the winds are like hills on top of the hill you are riding. The 85 miles can take 4:30 chasing the strong guys or longer if Pele tosses her cookies at us. Today she did just a little and we landed 5:05, but I loved it! My legs haven't burned that long in a while, my heart hasn't been stopped like that for too long to remember, and my lungs haven't gasped for breath on the bike since oh, Trilanai. You get the point, it was good for me...