WEEK 8, DAY 2: Not so PR-happy after all

Today's AM workout: strength. PM: 20 miles, focusing on hills and drills.

I've scheduled my priority "B" race so that I can bridge the distance between this weekend's to help me peak for the Oly. Now that I've been thinking about it for a while, I'm not so happy about this weekend's PR. WTF?!?!? NOT EVEN TWO MINUTES???

Yes, I know. I said any PR is a PR, no matter how ugly. But I should have blown that
motherfucker out of the water. I have been training like a rock star: 10-12 times a week, for God's sake. I have been feeling better. I have been eating better. I've even been sleeping better. I tapered only slightly because not much tapering is needed for a SS distance. And, although I got beaten out of the water by most of the girls, I swam 1/4 mile in just under 7 minutes!! That's not all that slow!!

So where did I lose hold on the race? The swim - I just can't seem to generate enough power. The bike - although I've gotten faster - it was those stupid hills. The run - too short to get my pace. Really need to get PT started. Transitions - can still improve those and HAVE to find a way to make those stupid bungee laces work.

*Sigh.* On to the next one.

I know I can't win. I don't want to. I don't want to qualify for Kona. I just want to be in the top 30%. Even if that means I'm 30 out of 100.

So I'm not quitting until I get the fuck out of the bottom 3/4 of the pack.

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