It's a funny feeling. Life is so damn busy lately that I am stressed beyond belief. In disbelief that less than 2 weeks separate me and the hilliest race of my life. When I talk to people about it they just laugh because they have seen the elevation for the bike haha.
Work has never been this busy. We are waiting on hiring another engineer to see how work goes over the summer... which means that between the 2 full time structural guys here... we are doing 1.5 people's work. What does that mean? 1.5 times as many people yelling at me on a daily basis haha.
It's not easy to take off days of work for me. I hate leaving knowing there is shit going on that needs to be handled... I like to leave work and leave it behind me. Hoping I am able to do this next week.
As for training. I feel great. Legs are hardening up nicely in the quads... a sure sign that I am actually getting hill work in :) I haven't had nice defined quads like this since college XC where we did more than enough hill repeats... sigh.
My body is funny, when I want to either bike, run, or swim, I have KICK ASS workouts. I swam consistently last week at 1:28/100yds. This week, not so much haha. Could have been arms/shoulders are still sore from mulching all day Saturday, not sure. But when I am on and I am running, it's effortless. Same w/ biking.
Last night I biked easy and actually could tell where my legs were. They are about trashed haha. I need to figure out what I am doing for taper now. I get rid of Smurf on Thursday for the long trip to California, a week and a half w/out my bike prior to a big race? Shitting giant bricks right now.
Starting to get real for me now. I have a few doubts in my No Plan - Plan. But I am posting great splits so race day will be the only deciding factor now whether to get a structured plan together or keep making up my workouts 5 minutes before I workout.
Thanks for reading!