I swam fast today. Not just the trudging, dragging myself through the water trick -but really fast (for me)..
We are on speed sessions for the most part now. Last week I could not get my HR over 150 to save my life on the swim. I thought, well that is it-I just can't do it!
Today, my swim workout (this was after a 2 hour run) was 3500 yds, 2000 of which were this:
(3X100s (fast), then 200 easy) X 4. I averaged 154-164 BPM on the old HR and 1:35-1:40 on the 100s. Now, if I could just translate this to really fast swimming in 51 degree water, I am good! Trying not to obsess too much about the IMCDA water temp but come-on!! 51 degrees? Are you kidding me?
Today's workout, coupled with my open water practice in balmy 60 degree Cochiti lake is making me more confident by the day. Hey, we will all be swimming in the same water right?
I keep having funny dreams about IMCDA:
1. My toe is severed off and I keep having to put it back on. I am about to miss the bike cutoff.
2. I am swimming in the lake and a fish bites my leg!
3. I am on the bike and my pedals aren't the right ones. I can't get my feet in them. I am yelling at someone who changed my pedals..
Can anyone say anxiety dreams? Why can't I have just one dream where I win the whole thing? Or finish in daylight?