Okay, so it's 2 days out. Time to start constructing a game plan for the week. I glimpsed the title of an article I printed out last week that I've not yet read, which said "Are you training or working out?"
Good point. Do I really TRAIN, or am I just working out each week? Planning on reading more about how to properly train for the rest of my races. So far I've done reasonably well given the time I put into this, but I think my time could be better constructed and I could train smarter than I am. I do think I lean more toward 'working out' as opposed to serious 'training,' and that could be a severely limiting factor in my performance and could possibly be what's keeping me from moving up just a tad.
That said, this is kind of a recovery week so I'm just going to focus more on working out and letting my body put itself back together as I read more about how to get myself ready for Donner Lake Triathlon (July 16) and VINEMAN (July 30). I just want to perform to the best of my ability and truly make the best use of the time I devote to training.
Week ahead: Wednesday, 6/7: swim at 6 a.m. Thursday, 6/8: lift at 6 a.m., run on the track Friday, 6/9: swim at 6 a.m. Saturday, 6/10: stretch/ab work if I can make some time for it - will be in Las Vegas at a conference all day for work Sunday, 6/11: late afternoon bike ride/run
That's it for now. Working on the race report from Alcatraz...