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Health before workouts

Posted May 28 2010 12:00am
I’m sorry this has been such a boring week on the Cyclin’ Missy blog. I’ve had a sore throat for a couple days, which I’m sure I caught from the hubby. That’s a switch! I don’t usually get the illnesses that he gets.

Anyway, it’s been a tough choice to skip some workouts during the last build week of my training plan, but I figure that it’s better to miss a few now and stay healthy than to be sick on race day. I get nervous that my fitness will be affected by the break, but really it shouldn’t be. I’ve still got two weeks of maintenance and tapering workouts before the race. It should all work out fine.

Still, I’ve been really eager to do my longest endurance swim before the race. I don’t feel like I’ve done enough long swims to feel really comfortable about the half mile out in a lake. So, I swam today despite the minor, lingering sore throat. I’ve got all weekend to rest, right?

Friday, May 28, 2010
Swim 1600 yards total
100 warm up, 8x25 sprints, 1200 endurance, 100 cool down
I was nervous about the 1200 yard swim, but I really didn’t have much trouble with it. I did 900 in 19 minutes and 1200 in 25:37 total. I’m sure my time will be slower in the lake due to starting in knee deep water, having to look up to site where I’m going, turning corners and running up a long hill from the lake to the transition area. But if I can just keep swimming without stopping along the way due to nerves, I think my goal time is very doable.
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