Thursday, February 12, 2015

Hold on tight. We're in for a helluva ride.

ME, when Coach sent me THE LET'S SEE WHAT YOU'RE MADE OF Intervals

Me: When Coach Said swim MASTERS after those intervals

Me: When I got to Masters and saw the pyramid workout.

Me: when coach said strength work including 2 min plank on the medicine ball and right into 20 pushups on the med ball after masters.

Me: By the end of the week, when Coach said 400m intervals.

Of course, there's a reason for all this.

I'm a sick f*ck. 

And, my race season has officially begun with a 10K this Saturday. I'm 2 weeks from my first sprint tri of the season.

How do I feel? I don't know. I had a dream last night about Nationals. I was awesome. It was such an amazing race dream.

In it, I knocked out an 18 minute 1500 swim. IS that even possible? My previous best is 22. I nailed the bike, and I had a fantastic run. I really think that dreams show us our true feelings, whether or not we want to admit them. 

Lately, I've been thinking about my first A race (in April). It's an Olympic. I have been wondering how all this work is going to come together on race day. Pacing correctly, going to that place and call upon that fight....the fight, the desire to push harder and wanting to feel the discomfort and sometimes outright pain....that I've only recently been experiencing.

Confident? I would have said, "I don't know" until I had that dream. Clearly, part of me is ready to go.

My first test is this Saturday. I had just started to understand the 10K when my season switched to long course training. 

This Saturday, I'm going back to pick up where I left off. I don't feel excited or nervous. It's hard to explain. I guess the best way I can describe it is curious. 

I have never worked this hard before. 

Can I make it happen on race day?