|Ok I now I am being overly excited about a large piece of rubber, but I kinda feel like a real triaflete now. I came home after the gym and opened it up and looked it over. It didnt look bad. It had what looked like a few "runs" or wrinkles but otherwise it was ok. I pulled it on and it fit like a glove. I only have two concerns. One, it is a sleeveless. According to This site they are rated for 50 degrees and up so I dont think it will be too bad. Plus, I have fairly high tolerance for cold water. My second concern is that below mid calf it is a little loose. It sounds like this may be intentional to make it easier to take off during transition. Above this point it seems tight enough. If anyone has any tips or links to sites with wetsuit tips, it would be much appreciated, especially on the proper way to wear it as I remember reading somewhere there is a right and wrong way to wear a wetsuit.|
Ok, now onto today's training. I am midway through a recovery week. Today was a swim day with a total of 1250 with the main set being tempo intervals of 3*200(0:45 Rest). Overall, I felt a little tired. It may just be my breathing. I just couldnt seem to keep a steady rhythm going with my breathing. I will be so glad when the pollen counts finally go down. So I finished up my workout and thought I had had a so-so session. Boy was I surprised when I pulled out my log to update it and I found out my splits were actually faster then last weeks threshold workout. Last weeks splits were (3:09,3:13,3:13,3:14) and today's were (3:03,3:08,3:10). I couldnt believe it. I continue to be amazed at the progress I am making.
Tomorrow I may try to do my run, so I dont have to worry bout squeezing it in on Saturday. My big plan for Saturday is to meet up with the group, including Wes and Sarah for a swim in the lake.
Hope things are going well for everyone,