Today was my longest training day ever. I rode 112 miles followed up with a 4 mile run. Over 7 hours of training.
I have not raced much at all this summer. Something has come up for every single race that I had planned to do this summer. I am going to do Hammerfest in Branford CT September 18th. It is in Branford CT so I was concerned it might get cancelled in the wake of Hurricane Irene - Branford got hit hard. I contacted the race director and it is definitely on - they may need to turn it into a duathlon if the water conditions don't improve, but it is on. I would prefer a triathlon, but I am going to go regardless. I am race deprived.
The training is going well. Both my swimming and running have improved. I'm not necessarily a faster runner, but I can keep my pace over a longer period of time (plus I might be a little faster). Swimming - I just feel more comfortable in the water than I have in a long time. I have been doing a lot of open water swimming. As a matter of fact, I think I have only been in a pool twice this summer (not counting my trip to Cancun). I am going to miss the lake as it will be too cold to swim there pretty soon. Plus, all my swim buddies are pretty much done for the year - There are not too many people racing in the Fall. I know a woman doing Kona and a guy doing Florida, but other than swimming we have trouble synching up.
I hope everyone is well!