Eventful Monday here in New England, with the Ironmates car dead to start and with me already a few minutes from work. Banged a u-turn for home. Starter, or so it seems, shit the bed. Not a good day for it for her due to two interviews for potential jobs and a day of work. Sucks to be her. Sucks to be near her. But I'm biting the bullet. Or maybe I took it to the head. Just kidding.<br><br>
x: Seems to me people just get about their workouts and slip into that inward thinking way with thought of others or everyone. I would imagine that the most annoying part of that was having to swim around one or two every few laps. But that's also a testament to your amazing progress over the years.<br><br>
Yoshi-Girl: Brick runs for me are a curious thing. I used to suffer through even the shortest of brick runs, but ever since last winter where I hit the Trainer with quality and might, my brick runs, especially the short ones, have felt very good and even fast. I think the gist is that I've gotten strong enough on the bike to allow me to run to my ability, but by the time I get off the bike, my ability is that much more because, mainly, my legs, coming off the bike, are used to pushing a large gear -- or simulating carrying a heavy weight -- so when I get off and go to run, the weight of carrying my body is slight less than that I was pushing in terms of larger gear. And I run on the fast side and feel pretty good.<br><br>
2.5 mile run early this morning. Merely a streak extended. Was slow, on purpose, rather than a plod. Followed immediately by...<br><br>
40 lap swim. Two 6-8 lap tempo's at 55 sec per 25. Finished up with one-armed drills. Experimented with head and hand position. Learned that I'm slightly more efficient if I force my head farther down -- as in look straight down at the bottom of the pool -- while with the extended arm try to bring it up. I had been trying to bring it down more (the extended arm) based on a tip from another, but this seems a bit better for my positioning. Also focused on pivoting the head with the body roll as I breathed as opposed to lifting and rotating the head, as I tend to do.