This morning the alarm went on at 400; time for an early morning swim. The gym doesn't open until 5 so I have to get over there and sit in the parking lot until the doors are unlocked. I am always early, I am always waiting. Story of my life.
Into the pool. Ah, the goggles make the BIGGEST difference! I'm not all over the lane, I can see what I am doing. Anything to make this a bit easier.
I was able to swim 3x25 freestyle, 1x25 breast, repeat 10 times. I need that breast stroke recovery lap in there. I am totally out of air by the end of each 3x25. Totally out of air.
The indoor triathlon I was planning on trying is in May and I need to swim 600 yards. I just don't see that happening. My running mileage is getting big with 2 a day training runs and that doesn't leave much time to learn to swim. We'll see how it pans out but I can see me running through my swim training time.
It I am not accepted into Western States in '07 the plans for the Grand Slam go to '08 as I'd be accepted on the 'two loser plan'. If a person isn't drawn in the Western States lottery for two consecutive years the person automatically receives entry into the third. So, if not accepted into WS in '07 I can always set the Madison Ironman for my goal. That's an option. Then I'd be sure to get into the pool! Ha, I haven't even completed a mini tri and I'm thinking Ironman. I don't think little. I don't set small goals. It's all or nothing.
Tonight is run club. I'm going to go an hour early and get in 5 miles before the other runners show up, for a total of 10 miles. It is 42 degrees out there! I can't wait to get out and run. Can. Not. Wait.
McNaughton is 7 weeks out. Mileage is growing.