Tuesday, April 11, 2006

As Jack Bauer would say on 24...

"DAMMIT!"

I totally missed my swim this morning.

Bummer.

I had some more drama last night which was resolved, thankfully...but not before midnight. (!) All I gots to say is I have the most AWESOMELY supportive husband in the world.

Anyway, I had this dream that I turned my alarm clock off because I was up so late.

Except it wasn't a dream. That really happened.

DOH!

Matt's alarm woke me up. Oh well. I think I found another window after I KICK BUTT IN THE 5K THIS WEEKEND to do some swimming. :)

Zeke and Eric have had some great posts on the importance of mental training. That's something I know I really need to work on. I re-read Going Long's section on mental training last night and have been trying to visualize the race on Saturday. I have a tendency to go out way too fast, and then DIE--so I'm trying to think about being consistent in my pace and kicking it up at the end.

So I did make it to the track tonight--had to dodge the St. Raphael's grade 3-8 track team though. That was interesting. Here are my 400 splits:

1:38 (WHERE THE HECK DID THAT COME FROM?!!)
1:43
1:42
1:47 ( had about 10 kids dart in front of me right in the middle--OUCH!)
1:42
1:42
1:42

So I guess I was pretty consistent with that 1:42. Wanted to break 1:40 at the end but I was pretty tired, so we'll take it.

Hopefully that will help me reach my goal on Saturday's race.

Oops, let me rephrase that:

This will definitely help me achieve my goal this Saturday when I dominate the race.

Positive thinking....Joe Friel and Gordo Byrn would be proud. :)

10 comments:

qcmier said...

You're going to do awesome on Saturday. I'll let you know if I can make it.

nancytoby said...

You GO, dominatrix!

Cliff said...

i re-read going long again. One thing i picked up on is them reinforcing the going steady (slow) part. Right now all i see the swim and the bike is a warm up for the marathon. Anyone can go all out on the swim or the bike. The run is where it will make or break ppl.

i know u can do it trisaratops :)
Supportive husband kick ass *two thumbs up*

walchka said...

Nice rephrase and workout tonight. Don't fret too much about missing your swim. You already have mad when it comes to the swim. :)

Robb said...

Here's another supporter for Saturday! The 5 K is a tough run -because many of us go out too fast. I agree that you need to prepare mentally for this one...hold back and then let fly! You'll be fine.

Joseph Vinciquerra said...

Along the lines of Jack's famous words:

DAMMIT! Sara, you're going to kick ass this weekend, and you're going to do it NOW!

(next time, count how many times Jack says "NOW" in 1 hour of his life)

E-Speed said...

Nice job on the track, you are going to do great at the race!

Papa Louie said...

Keep that positive mental imagine of feeling and racing great. And have fun!

Chris said...

Best of luck on that race this weekend!!! You're going to kick butt! :)

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