Monday: Hour long spin class at the OTC for stage 19 of the Tour de France (2013 version). Another night full of long climbs!
Tuesday: Swim - approx. 4000m with a main set of hard 100s on decreasing intervals (1:30, 1:25, 1:20). I did about 40 minutes worth of strength and stability work after the swim. After this practice, I posted my thoughts about swimming. Just to confirm, I don't hate swimming. In fact, triathlon has helped me to really like swimming again. I just need to stay focused on the positive aspects of swimming and not be too hard on myself in the pool, to make sure that I continue to like swimming.
Thursday: Beautiful, slow and easy run down by the Rideau Canal and Parliament Hill. It felt great to get out at lunch and enjoy the fresh air. I admit it is hard to hold back and go "easy" sometimes though.
Friday: Woke up sick and decided that sleep was a better idea than a swim.
Saturday: Still just as sick, so I had to miss track practice. I still taught my two barre classes and spent a lovely hour bundled up, walking through the snow at the Arboretum in the afternoon.
Sunday: Coach advised me to take one more day of rest to feel better. We had our annual book club cookie exchange in the evening and I made it out to the OTC swim meet to cheer on my teammates! No swimming for me though this year.