Well, It’s September already. I turned to the last page of my training plan on Saturday. It’s all becoming so real. I’m less than a month away from the big day!
The forecast for this week was rainy and wet. I thought I’d be spending a lot of hours on the dreaded treadmill. Lucky for me, the forecast was pretty wrong. The weather this week turned out to be beautiful. The only workout I missed due to weather was Wednesday night’s open water swim. I turned on the news to see if it was going to storm that night and there was a “Rip Tide Advisory” for St. Pete Beach. I decided to swim at the YMCA instead.
I went to an open water swim clinic on Saturday out a Pier 60 on Clearwater Beach. There I met Beth and Steph. It was a really good clinic that taught entry drills and drafting. I stayed after and swam a total of 2100 for the day. I felt like I could have swam all day. The weather was beautiful and the water was perfect. It’s been a long time since I swam at Clearwater Beach but the water was so much calmer than Pass-a-Grill. It’s also not too far from my office. I think I’ll be making more trips there in the near future.
Sunday I made the trip out to the Suncoast Parkway for my long bike ride. This time I remembered all of the pieces of my bike for anyone wondering
I put in 60 miles on the parkway. Thats a new personal distance record for me! I had originally planned to ride 50 but was still feeling good around 45 and decided to tack on an extra 10 miles. My pace was just a hair faster than its been in previous weeks but nothing to get excited about.
- AM- 2500 meter swim
- PM- 30 minutes on bike trainer
- AM- 3 mile run
- PM- 24 miles on bike trainer
- PM- 2500 meter swim
- AM- 8 mile run
- AM- 2100 meters open water swim + swim clinic
- AM- 60 mile ride
Hope everyone has a wonderful and safe Labor Day! I’m off to the pool… to relax, not swim!