Great run today. Six miles in just under 47 minutes. About a 7:45 average. It is clear to me that my legs are loving this new training regimen. I got to the top of a pretty tough hill of about 1/3 to 1/2 mile in length with energy to burn. I didn’t tire at all and felt like I could step on the gas and something would happen. Not bad for 2 days after my first triathlon!
The weather was beautiful this morning. I always love this time of year because even at 5:30 in the morning, I still don’t need a headlamp. I don’t mind running in the dark, but don’t prefer it…! We get about 5 months where we don’t need lights and it’s always my favorite time of year.
So the two things on my mind now are:
- I need more bike miles
- I need warmer weather and open water to swim in (and/or a wetsuit)
I’m going to back off on pool swims to a couple of days a week just for maintenance. I may pick it up again when I start swimming open water, just to get comfortable, but don’t realistically know how many swims I will be able to get in before Innsbrook. I just really don’t want the RACE to be my first open water swim. I think that’s a bad idea.