June 1, 2015 § Leave a comment
Summer sunrises in New York City are awesome.
T minus 11 days until the Del Valle 10K, which can mean only one thing: time to cram.
A lot of people this past week have asked me: how far of a swim is that? I answer: it is a 10K. 10,000 meters. 6.2 miles. A distance that you should probably train for.
My strategy in approaching this race thus far has gone something like this: swim about 3x a week and start off most workouts with a 2-4K straight, just so I get used to jumping in and going. Then don’t really worry about the rest. How’s that for a well thought-out plan.
I have done a few longer workouts: 7K, 7.5K, 8K…but–surprise!–haven’t been able to squeeze in my really long swims. And the 2 week trip to Kentucky/NYC from which we returned yesterday didn’t help. But it did help with this:
That’s a huge inflatable swan and day drinking. But in a pool. So it half counts.
But now it’s crunch time. Things just got real.
SO TOMORROW! Tomorrow I am going to the pool at 6am, and I am getting in a full 10K.
That is a ridiculously long time to swim alone. But if I’m going to feel any sort of confidence going into this thing that I might be able to actually finish, I have to do it. Mentally it will make a huge difference.
It’s going to suck. It’s going to suck a lot. But fortunately I got a new cap straight from the alma mater to give me extra power.
YES WE CAN.
Catch you on the flip side.