You ever had a week where you suck at all your workouts? It’s been one of those weeks for me. Since Alcatraz, all I’ve done is slept or puttered around during workouts. Maybe “puttered” isn’t the right word, because it’s not for lack of effort – my body was just in disagreement.
Fortunately, things came around this morning. I was expecting another day of drudgery in the pool, but was actually swimming well. Like, bettering my splits well. Then I went of for my easy ride and it felt true to its name, easy! This past Wednesday Nighter wasn’t the prettiest. I took some pulls on the flats and as we approached the main climb, I watched the main pack vanish into the distance. Then, I was continually passed and couldn’t muster the energy to hold someone’s wheel. I sucked.
I wasn’t even all that sore after Alcatraz. Taking a nap in the med tent turned out to be a fantastic idea! That just might have to become post-race tradition. All in all, I’m starting to feel great and am performing well, so I’ll take that as a good omen for my last two races of the year; Tri Cal’s Pacific Grove and Nationals.
Oddly enough, I’m starting to enjoy cold water swims. 60º and under and I’m all smiles 🙂 I believe the water temperature at Santa Cruz was 58º and this past swim had to have been that or a little colder. Both swims were rather comfortable, but I don’t know how much adrenaline played a part in making it seem better than it was. Blue Seventy’s Neoprene Cap definitely helps though.
Speaking of cold water, I’m hoping to swim just off of Sea Cliff in Santa Cruz on Monday. Several swimmers from my masters’ program went last week and saw dolphins. I want to swim with dolphins!