First at bat ……Well, it’s official. The wetsuit finally arrived yesterday. I had hoped it would earlier in the day so I could try it out but when you have it shipped home and not to work (as I thought I had done) it does arrive until much later. But anyhow it arrived just the same. I left it in the box over night. But this morning….. I just had to try it on to see whether or not it would fit. I wonder if other people do crazy things like try on a wetsuit at 6:30 in the morning………… Hmmmmmmmmm………. probably not. The good news is that the suit fits. The eh news is that I need to work on getting it on a little easier. Boy, oh boy that’s a lot of work. And the bad news is that once successfully on, I realized that I had made a small gouge in it with my finger nail. I didn’t rip through but I did gouge. Doh! Geez, I cannot catch a break. So, I’ll be glueing her up and testing her out this Thursday night at Lake Desolation with the Saratoga Triathlon Club.
Second – I’ve officially started incorporating speed work into my training. The good news is that it appears to be working. A little any way and I’ll take it. I’ve had a couple of speedy runs in the last week and that’s all I can attribute it to. I can say that during these faster runs, I do feel like I’m pushing myself, but not like I’m going to die. This is a welcome improvement. Next up, I need to start incorporating more hills. Both in my runs and in my biking. Baby steps….. baby steps. How’s your training coming this Tuesday?