but I like it...
Rest week does not involve a cut back in swimming on Team ELF. Although to be fair, her ladyship does say to make anything easy or cut anything short that you want. I did cut my swim short yesteday, by 50 yards. Cause I left my workout at home and had to do it from memory, and memory said do a 200 yard cool down instead of a 250.
It was an ACCIDENT. OK?
Then I went and spent the big bucks getting Aerowyn re-outfitted. I asked Coach Sunday night if I needed to replace the tire if it had a puncture. She recommended yes. As much as I valued coach's wisdom, I did NOT want to spend $65.00 on a new Michelin Pro Race 3 tire. I asked the guys at the bike shop, and they said the same thing. Great minds, people, great minds. Lucky for me, or unlucky, depending on your perspective, they were out of dark blue. I left the bike shop with a new air canister doo-hickey, a pump, and two tubes. Spending this much money makes me NOT HAPPY.
After my evening strength workout, I came home and proceeded to make Aerowyn workout ready. Dee Dee helped me change the tire (good practice). I decided to just put the Michelin Lithion tire I had bought for IM FL on to tide me over till September. I tried to attach the pump to the water bottle holder like it said, but ended up having to take it off and just put the pump there. Aerowyn is sporting 3 bottle holders and 1 aero bottle holder now, instead of 4 bottle holders. I suppose this is OK for training. Besides. She looks really sexy with mismatched tires anyways.
Aerowyn is training ready, and I am ready for this rest week! Coach thinks its funny that she gave me a magic mile test on Saturday. I'm ready to go for it. My (old age) PR is 7:23. I think I can beat that :-)