Friday, May 15, 2009

Don't Rain on My Parade!

I haven't been to my swim clinic at the Y since last Tuesday, and it looks like yesterday was the perfect day to show up. The lanes were down...it was open water swim simulation day! Perfect considering my first open water triathlon is next weekend!! The goal was to swim around in a square for 30 minutes. My plan was to swim evenly and consistently...not worry about pace too much...and to not get stressed out! The swim went beautifully. Richelle's cornering tricks worked like a charm and I felt really comfortable the whole time. I wasn't a speedster which was okay by me. I just wanted to find a pace that I could swim at for the entire 30 minutes without wiping myself out. The swim wound up being a huge confidence builder for next weekend. Good stuff!!!

I had another steady state interval run to take care of over lunch. The sky was looking pretty gray... I hit the first interval with no problems, although I could tell my legs were slightly tired from the bike/brick from the day before. Somewhere in there the skies opened up and rain started to fall. The rain wasn't too bad...but it looked like it had the potential to get worse. I'm not opposed to running in the rain, but when you run over lunch and don't really want to get back to the office looking like a drowned rat...well... I wound up cutting the run short because I really didn't want to get dumped on. My 1:10 min run turned into 40 minutes. Oh well!

Today is a rest day, then we have a long weekend here. Monday is Victoria Day. I have something happening on Saturday that should be very interesting...just so long as I'm not so exhausted afterward to tell you about it! I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!!

7 comments:

Mel-2nd Chances said...

The swim sound like a huge confidence booster! Can't wait to hear about your tri, and your saturday! :D Have a great long weekend.

Marlene said...

Glad to hear your open water swim simulation went well. You're in great shape for next weekend!

Can't wait to hear what you're up to tomorrow... I'm intrigued.

Happy Long Weekend!

lindsay said...

oooh what's happening tomorrow? :) hope you have a nice long weekend.

great workouts as always. i wouldn't worry too much about cutting the rainy run short - at least you got most of it in!

Rainmaker said...

Wow, I remembe as a kid coming up to play in the Victoria parade for Victoria, with the marching band....that was a bit of a blast from the past!

Missy said...

OHHH, I can't wait to hear about Saturday!!! Did you say something about working out?! Have a great day off, enjoy it and sleep in ... at least a little.

Jason said...

Sounds like a good workout to me. Good luck on that tri.

Sonia said...

You like to leave us hanging!! Hope the secret thingy went well!!