Ooh it’s only the 4th and this New Years Resolution is killing me… It’s not really the “Clean” aspect as a whole, it’s the no caffeine! I had a pounding headache all day yesterday. I thought my swim was going to help but I was wrong.
As far as swimming goes I had a swim session with Dave from Pace of Chicago over the weekend which was really helpful. Dave’s done a bunch of Tris. So when the opportunity to get a critique and some pointers came up I was pumped!
The good news is he said my stroke was better than he expected (then he did a demo of what he expected… Yikes!!)
He gave me a few pointers that I made a point of paying close attention to on my swim yesterday and I have to say it felt great! I completed my 2350 yards with out issue (other than the splitting headache).
After my session with Dave, Coach Jen had me down for a duathlon workout. I was down to run for 30 mins, bike for 60 mins then run for another 30 mins. I had a lot of fun doing it … until I took a big fall during my last run. I banged up my knee and bruised my hands real bad. I got up and walked for a minute then finished the run.
Outside of the fall I felt really good about the whole thing! Those two workouts, make me feel a little better about Mooseman only being 5 months away.
There is still a lot of room for improvement though.
Tonight I have a force workout on the bike trainer for an hour. I’m excited to try my new shoes and pedals… The bike is still an issue… But I’ll deal with that later.