We're leaving for PEI tomorrow morning. 6:50 à l'aréoport babeeeeee! Je suis Stoked. Well maybe not so much about the 6:50 am part, but that's considerably better than our other option: 5:30 in the water before heading to the airport. Thank goodness my 5:30 day are over! (man! I love our program/coach who doesn't do 5:30am swims)
Good day today. I'm thinking I'm going to be ready for this one. The swim went well this morning- finally managed to hold 1:11's and 1:12's again (the 100's were on 1:45 for us jr.s though, so we had more rest than usual). I didn't feel like I was catching a lot of water, and I was definitely over-compensating by kicking way too hard, but to be back at 1:11's felt good. That's right where I want to be so that I can start improving from there.
Us juniors ended up doing our ride trainer style because we wimped out due to the rain. But in the end I think it would have been good to get outside because other than the wetness it seemed like a pretty nice morning.
But that's ok- spinning gave me some time to re-think my making peace with pain theory. I thought before that you could only fully accept and work with the hurt in the pool. Mostly because of the lack of gravity in the water I guess. And because the pool is where I've had the most experience (hurtin and not hurtin). But thinking about it, I may have almost made friends with pain on the track before.
So now I think there may be a point in any sport (or aspect of life even?) where you can feel the pain, accept it, and not ignore it necessarily, but let it support you in a way that you are able to focus on more important things. Allowing the pain to exist, but not hinder you in any way. I'm pretty sure making peace only really happens when you're dealing with hurting for quite a while though. I've definitely never experienced any friendliness in anaerobic work that's for sure. Still think Hard Fast stuff is pure fight.
But maybe that's just why I'm not much of a sprinter. hmm more to think about I guess.
Run today felt good. I didn't think we'd be doing a track work today, so during warm-up I turned to Christine and said- wow I feel pretty fast today. I wish we had a track workout! (probably the one and only time I've ever said that in my life..). And then we did! The seniors looked like they had a pretty brutal set of 4x 2km. We ended up going down to ice before they finished, but it looked like everyone was flying- so good job team.
So I guess that means pour moi:
swim felt good?- oui!
bike felt good?- oui!
run felt good? - oui oui!
= ready to go!
Well minus being packed.. guess I better go rescue the laundry and get on that.