I'm going to include some updates in my workouts on this blog. Hope they make some sense and keep me on the program.
For those of you headed to Clearwater and/or returning from Kona...sorry, I've been "off" for about 6 weeks. Training as I have felt up to it. I am always very tired and can sleep at any time. So much so that my wife wants me to get a test to see if I have any issues. (I dunno...low adrenal gland? Chronic fatigue?) Whatever! I think that is all mental. How else can I be dog tired and still wake up this morning 15 minutes before I am supposed to in order to go swim with Jim? Saturday is a better example - I was so tired that I got up. Turned off the alarm after a minute of it blaring; and promptly returned to bed to sleep for a few more hours.
This morning I got up at 4:45 to swim with Jim Uemura. Jim is headed to Clearwater. He is a great cyclist and a great guy. I was trying to help him swim a bit better and his role was to help get me to the pool. I was holding about an 8 yard lead on Jim for the 150s and 200s we did but Jim is swimming well. I'm not sure where I am in the water. Felt OK but I need a test set. Perhaps tomorrow.
10 x 150 :15sr 100 fast, 50 easy
3 x 200 :20 sr cruise pace -5/100 (I just swam until I was mildly uncomfortable.)
Not great...but alright. Give me four weeks to get to good. (Good defined as holding 100s at 1:15 or better on a 1:30 send off without turning red or going north of 170 heart rate. *I normally swim around 180.)
I know I have more training tonight...2nd report later.
Met some cool folks at the pool. Very nice and polite.