Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Dry and impatient

I had to miss another swim workout today... blizzard conditions shut down county government, so the pool was closed for the 6th straight day... that's 4 missed swim workouts. I fear how unfit I'll be once I get back into the pool, hopefully tomorrow or Friday. I know my tpace will be back down to 1:30 or slower... which means I'm more or less starting from square one (or square two as Dirk said?) and trying to get back to 1:26 again. That's a bummer. I wanted to use the current build period to get to 1:23 pace.

I'll just have to go into my next several swims with determination and no pain threshold, as it will hurt and test me big time. I will want to quit mid-workout, I know that. This will be another test of mental fortitude and I hope to come out on top.

Today, during the blizzard, I did cruise intervals on the bike, 5x6 minutes at zone 4-5A pace, around 173 bpm average per interval. After 2.5 days off from biking and two straight tough run workouts, I'm pretty happy this went as well as it did.

The only thing holding me back at the moment is fear of getting back into the pool and being out of shape or not feeling as good as I was 2 weeks ago.


  1. You've been training like a beast all winter so don't worry about it. This break will have no effect on you fitness. You're stronger than you've ever been in your entire life. Trust your fitness.

    Start next week fresh.

  2. I second Jake's post. Hey, wanna go for a short swim after the Haiti run?