- 18min @ tempo pace (sub5min/km)
Alright - enough is enough! Whether I do a half-iron in August, or if I bail out and do shorter races, or even if I don't do anything, I've got to get this training started up again. Yeah, I skipped my swim this morning 'cause I was tired but waa-waa-waa it's time to HTFU and get back at it!
Oddly enough, Peter felt the same way. So we headed out on our 38min run, where we stuffed in 18min at tempo pace. We talked and b*tched the whole time about work, and we still held a sub-5min/km pace! It's great that we could do that, but we probably should have shut up and picked it up a notch to really benefit from the effort. But it was a great feeling to get out and remember (mentally and physically) what shape I'm in now.
I don't know if it's because of the fear of not having done a half-iron previously, but my mental direction for this training is waning. I think that I'd be happy doing any races for the rest of the summer, but I really feel this desire to do another half-iron. Unfortunately the same desire doesn't apply to the training (currently, at least). I'll try to HTFU this week and see what that leads to.