Friday, a group of us ran at Mount Doug. Everything was very wet and very muddy. But I loved it. We did some pickups just to get the legs firing. Felt awesome. Springy and fast and the fitness is coming back. I am looking forward to a winter of some hard hard run training to get me ready for a sub peak, Indoor season with the Vikes.
Saturday went for a ride with the guys out on the road. A Cycling focus will have to wait till later in the season. I am mainly concerned about skills at the moment. Even with the rain I work the corners, think about apexing each corner and the proper lean. Also Rollers will make me very efficient once I start pushing the big gears.
As for today I had tough swim workout, about 4.5Km of Short Course Racing Fun. We had series of 50's with a Time Trial in the middle. I swam a 26.1 which was O K. Near the end of the set Craig made a challenge swim. Scotty and I had a Time we had to beat. If I swim faster than 25.5 or if Scotty swam a 26.1 the group would be free to go home. I was feeling pretty tired from the rest of the set but I gave it my best. Both Scotty and I were just off. I swam 25.8 and Scotty swam a 26.3. Next time.
I was talking to Brad Cunningham and he gave me some great advice. We were talking about aspirations in life. I told him one of my goals outside of triathlon was to own a coffee shop. He told me that you have to let people know about your dreams. If you keep it in, it will not happen. The old saying you miss 100% of the shots you don't take. When I was in Europe, I tried out many different cafes and I came home with so many ideas for a piece of Europe in Victoria.
Well the electricity should be going out any minute because we are going through a true west coast wind storm so I better wrap it up. I am heading down to Clover Point to do some storm watching.
Till next time...keep on rocking in the Free world.
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