Speaking of, IM LOU supposedly has a problem with locals putting tacks on the road as a special way of welcoming us to town. At first I read it was one year, now am hear it has happened the last three years. What is wrong with people?? Some racers have said it is no big deal but I have read accounts of one too many people getting flats up there that it is making me nervous. I will be putting in some flat changing practice here and praying for no tacks on race day. ("No tacks on race day" is the lesser known rule, right after "nothing new on race day" in the training guide...)
Monday: Rest Day!
Bike (AM): 27 miles
Swim (AM): 2700 meters
Run (AM): 5 miles was supposed to be the long run for the week but between a storm brewing up as I was running that morning and the plumber spending the better part of the day digging up our septic lines in the yard that was all I could manage. Fun times!
Run (AM): 5 miles
Swim (PM): 3100 meters - straight swim! Need to start doing this more often...
Crossfit (PM): The amount of sweat I can generate in these sessions at Crossfit is astounding.
Swim (AM): 2200 meters - my Friday morning easy swim. Love it. Not sure why I think just because it is so short that it feels like a break (even though it isn't - which probably makes no sense to anyone but me...)
Bike fitting in the PM. I had a retul fitting when I first got my bike but they never looked at my cleats so looking back, I feel like that fitting was never quite right. Friday was a fitting with an old school biker who really knows his stuff. We lowered the bars in front, moved the seat back and adjusted everything starting with the cleats. I could tell a difference in power from the very first ride. So worth it!
Tennis. I know, what? Apparently my tennis team was desperate for players and I obliged. I enjoyed playing but it does require some adjustments to the training schedule. Long run was moved to Monday.
In other news, my other tennis team was invited to play at State which takes place 2 weeks before IM LOU. Hmmm. I think I will go but with the understanding that I am the player of last resort. If no other live bodies exist, put me in coach... (which really I am probably that anyhow - training or not. LOL)
Bike: 62 miles
The retribution ride! Oh it felt so good....
Tomorrow is the Peachtree Road Race which promises to be a complete washout with all the rain. At least it won't be hot! :) Hope you guys have a great 4th!