I am off today to drive up to Wildflower. I did a short taper workout yesterday: a 10 minute run and a short swim. While I was in the pool, I got a little nervous about the lake swim as I have no idea what it will be like...and this will be my first time wearing a wet suit.
Overall I am excited and just looking forward to having fun.
Thank you so much for all your encouragement and advice Gale! You really helped keep my training light and fun over the last 6 months. I think the most important thing I learned is that it doesn't matter if I do a short workout, or an easy workout or even miss a workout--as long as I keep getting out there.
Stephen--thanks for all your encouraging words. It was so nice to see your messages from time to time as a reminder that someone was watching me, and that if you kept at it, I should too. Good luck at your race next weekend. Be sure to let me know how it goes.
A few weeks ago I had a co-worker/swim coach (Carrie) watch my stroke. She gave me lots of great feedback with a couple of drills to work on. Toby took video of the session but unfortunately I never found time to edit the footage. Thanks so much for taking the time to work with me Carrieyour suggestions have been really helpful over the last few weeks!
Good Luck to everyone headed to Wildflower!