This weeks focus was to get all of the necessary bits of race fitness opened up for ESCAPE on sunday. After being out of commission all last week I was just trying to make sure all my zones were opened up and my body was feeling loose, relaxed and fresh. Lots of little sessions working on mobility and building up to race speed and then shutting it down.
I decided to do the Mile Postal Swim mid week just to make sure I had one chalenge effort done and that my lungs would be ready for an extended effort on the weekend. This is a really cool event, similar to the hour postal, where you swim a 1,650 in the pool and have someone time you and fill out a sheet with all your splits. People all over the country mail in their results and they tally them up nationally by age group.
I was feeling pretty tired early in the week but with each workout I felt more opened up and I feel like I did a good job keeping my rest, nutrition and workouts targeted to be fast for sunday. Race reports to come!
Swim 16,900 yds
Bike 7.25 hrs
Run 27 mi