Today’s the end of three weeks of training. This week was pretty successful with regard to getting my miles in and little disruption from winds. Monday was 8 miles at a moderate pace, and mostly it was a great paddle with sunny skies. I have to admit, I was somewhat unsettled with any sudden gusts of wind. Vigilance left over from the previous Saturday experiences.
Wednesday and Thurs. paddles were 4 miles each; one fast and one at an easy pace. Funny how 4 miles goes by fast when you start to do 12 and 15 mile paddles once a week. However, Thurs. I just didn’t feel right. I seemed to be unable to get in a rhythm and didn’t feel comfortable. It wasn’t physical, more emotional. And, I wasn’t hungry (you know something’s wrong). And today I was suppose to do 20 miles, but I’m feeling a little under the weather so I decided to postpone until tomorrow. So maybe that unsettled feeling I had Thurs. was the beginning of my cold. Tomorrow I’m going to try the Alameda Island circumnavigation again. Push-off 6 AM, and winds are predicted 5-7 mph. I invited my coach, but he chickened out. (-:
On another note, here’s a pic I borrowed from Mackayak’s blog. Just had to post to share my horror over events in the Gulf.