Half of me can’t believe it’s already Thursday — my race is in two days? — and the other half is thinking that this has been the LONGEST WEEK EVER.
1. I did pool intervals last night for the first time since well before Boston. I went to Wednesday night track for a run clinic with Coach AJ — I strike on my midfoot, in case you were wondering — and kinda sorta wanted to stick around for the workout. Buuuuuuuuuuuut I 1) am tapering 2) haven’t done track in 7 months and race week doesn’t seem to be the ideal time to start and 3) didn’t have my Garmin with me. Totally dependent on that thing. AJ said a water workout probably would be preferable anyway. So into Wilson I went. If I’d forgotten how hard pool running is, particularly sans belt, I remembered last night.
2) Last Sunday I helped out at Peasantman, a practice tri down at Lake Anna that benefits High Cloud. It was an early day, as I was asked to be there at 5:30am (it’s a 1.5 hour drive from D.C.). Unfortunately, I arrived and no one else showed until after 6am. I won’t go into how that affected my mood for the rest of the day. Then it was total chaos from a volunteer/organization standpoint, but overall things went smoothly and feedback was positive. The first thing I did when I arrived home was nap, and you better believe sleep has never felt so good.
3) On a related note, I was that girl. As in, I had several people come up to me and say “I read your blog! Thanks for the Kinetic bike course review!” [Wait, people I don’t know read this?] Or, “you’re the girl who ran Boston and did all your training in the pool, right?” Then all my worlds started colliding because everywhere I turned were familiar faces: the Bonzai guys doing wetsuit rentals (I spend far too much time there), the Revolution Cycle guys providing bike support (been there a few times as well), the Wave One folks doing the swim course (I see them most mornings at Wilson and sometimes try to keep up with their workout), the Amazing Race timing crew (I work races with them) and all my DC Tri and High Cloud buddies. Phew. Too bad I was in too much of a zombie state to behave like a normal and social human being. This is why I enjoy tri in this area though — it’s fun to go to a race or event and run into lots of friends.