I will start of with my disappointed last night at the pool. As I pulled into Fairland's Sports and Aquatics center yesterday and saw the lot filled with cars I knew I was in trouble! Parking lot filled means there is a swim meet going on! My suspicions were confirmed when I entered the building and saw all the parents swarmed around the pool. I thought no biggie, maybe they will be done by the time I'm done coaching gymnastics and I will have the chance to swim in a 50 meter pool instead of a 25. Well to my disappointed the meet was still going on, which made me a sad girl. My swim is by far my weakest event in the tri and missing a swim for me really hurts! I'm going to Philly this weekend, and I have been looking at pools to swim at, but without a car I'm pretty limited. So, I do have my suite packed, but I may be stuck swimming in my hotel pool. I guess something is better than nothing.
No swimming last night, did however mean I could go to bed at a somewhat decent hour of 10:45. And guess what ...I did it .. I finally got my be-hind up this morning and did something! I wanted to get a short brick in because I have been lacking in the brick department and my duathlon is right around the corner. My alarm went off at 5am and I was out the door 15 minutes later. But man oh man, even at 5:15 it was so humid and hot that you felt like you were sitting in a sauna!! I had time for a quick 14 miles which meant a shot ride to haines - 2 laps - and back home. I'm still feeling out of cycling shape and don't know if this milage really helped me at all?
Once I got back, I threw my bike in our shed, changed my shoes, and I was off. I only had time for two miles and was happy that I was able to hold a 8:40 pace in the heat.
This left me with 20 minutes to shower and get the rest of my stuff together before leaving for work. I was still over heated and sweating and my two mile walk with my big weekend bag was not that fun!
But, you know what? It's Friday and I already have my workouts done :) At 5 o'clock I will be on my way to Philly to visit my family. I'm pretty excited!!!
Hope everyone has a great weekend! Good luck to everyone racing this weekend!