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Post  Toe jam on crusty feet on Thu Aug 07, 2008 11:28 am

Tell me about a "breakthrough" you have had in training..... I have had a bunch of them, but I sorta had one last night at swim practice. I was wasted, just done. My arms and legs were so sore before I even started, I had been up since 4:10, run 8.5 miles, and I still had a stupid swim workout. I felt heavy and slow, but my wonderful YTri group would not let me cut my swim short (jerks!!). See I am just not fast at swimming, I can swim forever and I am very comfy in the water, but I am a jelly fish Sad Anyways, the last thing on the workout was a 1x75 as fast as possible. I generously offered to time everyone else (I am sneaky like that!), I didn't want to see the number and know how slow I was. I was confident I would have the slowest swim time of ANYONE. My plan worked and they all set off to swim the 75. But then tragedy---- they finished and made me swim it ALL.BY.MY.MYSELF!! Backfire!! I did it after much cajoling and name calling No and SHOCKER!! I did it in 1:08!! Olympic Swimmer pace? no, but I was right on target with everyone else!!! I hate racing, I hate testing myself against the numbers, I hate stepping on the scale... I FEAR failure way too much. Last night, I realized that all those things are good because sometimes instead of seeing "failure" you see progress and that is hella good for the soul!

Thanks YTri-ers!! You probably didn't even know how important that was for me, but it was! I have been doubting this race big time and now I have just a bit more confidence and that will make all the difference!
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Post  monkey on Thu Aug 07, 2008 12:16 pm

Congrats 1:08 is a pretty decent time. Was that the work out I did last week? It was a hard one.
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Post  Toe jam on crusty feet on Thu Aug 07, 2008 12:16 pm

It was the workout you gave me for us to use! That is a hella workout!!! Oy!
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Post  monkey on Thu Aug 07, 2008 12:21 pm

You should see some of the other workouts. I think the person that planned this is a masochist. I have a 3 1/2 hour ride this weekend. That's just ridiculous.
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Post  Toe jam on crusty feet on Thu Aug 07, 2008 12:32 pm

Can I get a link ?
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Post  monkey on Thu Aug 07, 2008 12:49 pm

Toe jam on crusty feet wrote:Can I get a link ?

http://www.beginnertriathlete.com/cms/article-detail.asp?articleid=1412

Here is the plan that I am using. Not sure if you can see the whole plan without being a member.
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Post  Toe jam on crusty feet on Thu Aug 07, 2008 1:01 pm

thanks! I am always looking for new swim workouts to mix it up......
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Post  Heartbomb08 on Thu Aug 07, 2008 6:08 pm

Confession: I didn't do the 100m cool down. Enjoyed that swim alot!!
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Post  Toe jam on crusty feet on Fri Aug 08, 2008 10:30 am

wait!!! Who are you??? are you a YTri person?!?!?!?
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