You might need to know this first: It stormed all night long even waking me up at 2 am with a roll of thunder that rocked my house. But when I got up I drove all the way to meet her with no rain but some thunder here and there.
So we got the first mile down and we could hear the thunder rolling again so we were running away from it. We ran about 2 miles out and through a cemetery (I told you it was different!) and the rain finally caught us. We ran the last couple of miles in the pouring down rain.
I hate to admit it but it was actually kinda fun. I don't normally run in the rain but once you are out there you have to get back. I could have done without the thunder and lightening but I will still go with fun!
Since I got back to the gym soaking wet I chose to go ahead and shower instead of trying to do more while wet. I think it was a good decision. I need to be tapering off a touch because I have a 10.2 miles race this weekend and I have not been race prepping like I should.
My food was on track all day today. I think at the beginning of the week I was not eating enough calories but for the last 2 days I have really focused on getting in all my calories in. Just cause I want a good number doesn't mean I am going to jeopardize my metabolism for one good weigh in. So I am still eating mostly fruits and veggies and staying very strict to my calories limit.
After work I had a couple of errands to run and then I was off to swim. I knew I was going to be able to swim a little bit longer than normal and still get home early.
I did a strong 30 minute swim. This was one time I can say I hit that "intense" level and not just the "moderate" level that you have to measure your workout by. I was super pleased with my swim and even more pleased with the fact that I was home before 8pm with dinner in the hatch and packed up for the next day. I have even laid out my clothes for race day Saturday since the race starts early at 7am. I would rather it start early cause its gonna be sooooooo hot!
The hope is early bedtime tonight since I don't get to sleep late on Saturday. After this weekend I will be in official triathlon training prep....I will have to start tapering for sure and take the intensity down just a touch but still get to run and ride. Im looking so forward to it!!!!
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