My day started out with a hurried swim at Lucky’s Lake. I was a little late on my arrival and all swimmers were already to the first buoy by the time I arrived. I swam really relaxed the first crossing and met Eric on the rest side. We chatted a little too long, and then took off across to come back. We somehow ended up trying to keep pace with someone with fins on. I quickly noticed my heart rate racing and my peace leaving. LOL I must learn to relax and be at one with the water. The more relaxed I swim the faster I swim and the more I enjoy it.
I got some rest and ran some errands with the kids. Then it was time for my long run of the week. This was a really tough workout. I set my Garmin with only 30secs margin of variance on my pace. I kept looking down at my watch, because I could swear I was moving much faster than the watch was reporting. Every muscle in my body is sore, but my back spasms from earlier in the week have subsided a little. As long as I don’t bend down, I can manage the pain. Hopefully, my pace will quicken with subsequent workouts. I did swim a 1000 meters earlier in Lucky’s Lake so I’m sure my legs suffered a little. I think my feet are sore from running in my Pearl Izumi’s versus my ON’s.
On a side note, Zoey (my Tri bike) is still in the shop getting new cabling, wheels, shifting components and aerobars. She should be really sweet when I get her back. But my bike workouts have been non-existent. I’m sure my fitness will come back pretty quick. I was really starting to feel stronger on the bike, but I don’t think my back could handle being in the aero position for that long.