This evening we did an open water swim at Mansfield Dam with Texas Iron. It was a tad eerie, but I managed. We had a nice big group, so I think everyone kept the fishies safely at bay. I’m feeling better about the Austin Triathletes swim on May 17 now that I’ve actually been in that water. It’ll be interesting to see what 2.4 miles feels like in the open water.
Generally, this has been a good week. Tuesday I ran and did strength training. Wednesday I ran again with Caroline – the same 6 mile course. Today I just swam. Tomorrow I’ll do strength training and run again. Then I face a big weekend. My plan is to run in the morning for an hour while at my retreat and then bike in the afternoon for as long as I can stand to be out there on my own. (Plus, it’s supposed to be a scorcher.) I’m hoping it’ll be a good four or five hour venture. Then I’m doing a 2.5 to 3 hour run on Sunday morning with a short swim and ride Sunday evening. I’ll need to get more biking in next week.
All in all, I’m still feeling good about how I’m doing. Next week is a pretty full week on their training scheduling, so how I feel at the end of next week will be a good gauge, I think.