I had a pretty good training week, but I am so tired today! My whole body just feels fatigued. I think it may have something to do with all of those French pastries I ate on our mini vacation in the mountains! Ha ha!
* I took advantage of Xterra's sale (which they always seem to have..ha ha) and bought the Vortex 3 sleeveless wetsuit! I finally got to try it out at the Aquaman swim race on Tuesday night. It felt a little tight in the neck, but once I got in the water it was fine. Can I just say that I love that wetsuit! It was so comfortable and I didn't feel constricted at all. I really think my full wetsuit may have been contributing to some of my breathing issues. I was a little nervous at the start, but excited to get more swim race practice in before my HIM.
They counted down and we were off! I felt great in the water and didn't have the usual panic/freak out that I usually get. The only time I had to breastroke was when waves from the jetskis started pounding me. I finished and checked my watch. I did it in ~15min. yay! Now, I know that isn't a very fast time, but considering the fact that the fastest I've ever swam a 1/2M in a race was 19min, I was thrilled with the 15. I needed that little boost of swimming confidence! I'm planning on doing the 1M swim next week, so we'll see how that goes.
* I had a great bike ride on Wed. night. After dinner my husband put the boys down so I could go for my ride. Yay! As I was going around the Cherry Creek Res. this is what I saw:
Other things too:
* Patrick at The Road has launched The Endurance Athlete Project and I think you all should check it out!
* So, what do you do when it's 96 degrees outside and you have two boys that want to play? Bring on the Buzz Lightyear rocket sprinkler!
Can you see the anticipation in their faces?
BLAST OFF! Look at how excited they are! I love this picture!
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Good luck to all of you that are racing this weekend too! You are going to do great! :)