Wow, i don't remember february being this windy and cold last year. The winds have been especially strong this week. Tuesday on a ride out near sidney the cross-wind was very strong, enough that you had to lean into it.
Thank god a headwind doesn't affect you in the pool, that would be killer. In the pool this week has been tough. Tuesday we had a speed set of 30x50 easy/hard on 60/40. I swam well on these holding 31-32's LC. Wednesday was a speed endurance set of 8x400. Very tough to stay focused on a set like this. A lapse in attention and you slow down. For me with my swimming it is and will continue to be all about stroke rate and maintaining a good rhythm. To do this i'll wear a finis tempo trainer, it beeps at variable intervals so you can match your stroke rate to it. I find if i don't use it i'll default to a long loopy stroke. THe 400's were 5:10-5:15 for me, not want i wanted but getting them done will definitley pay dividends.
Our weight program is going well and i can feel my legs gaining overall strength. Although from an outsiders perspective onlooker must be thinking, boy are those guys skinny..they have no muscles.
Much as the same this weekend i believe run rides and runs, perhaps a TT effort in the pool tomorrow.