Down to the wire. It's now only 8 days until I line up to start my race at Worlds. At this point, I'm in the best place mentally that I've been all season. I stopped worrying about things and just decided to keep moving forward in order to get myself to the start line healthy and happy. That means I stopped worrying about trying to shed a few pounds (I gained 8 during my stress fracture) and started focusing on fueling my best to get me to Worlds. That means I missed a workout because sleep seemed like a better idea. That means I tried my hardest in the workouts that I did. That means I have been reflecting on how much I love triathlon.
Monday: A rest day!
Tuesday: I was in a rush and got lost on my way to do my brick, so I ended up cutting it a bit short. It was a warm night, and I got to enjoy a beautiful sunset!
Thursday: I skipped my morning ride, because as I mentioned above, sleep seemed more beneficial at the time. In the evening, I was teaching barre classes, so it ended up being an extra rest day for me.
Friday: A late night, solo swim that started out delightfully (I was the only person in the pool). It didn't end as well, but at least I went (it was 8 pm on a Friday night).
Saturday: Track brought another test for my leg. I had 3x1k at 3k pace to complete and just like Wednesday's tempo workout, it was a challenge. It went relatively well, though it certainly wasn't comfortable! I was thankful that Adrian decided to hop into my workout and just pace me through it.
Sunday: Jenn and I hit the River Pathway for an easy Sunday long ride. We ended up at about 2:20. I took it mostly easy, though Jenn was able to convince me to put in about 15k of a steady effort, plus some big gear intervals. The legs felt great and it was a beautiful morning to be out riding.