I had a bit of a surprise on Monday. I went swimming with the club and because all indications to date suggest that my form is way off I decided to hang to the back of the lane. We started with the warm up and I felt good. Continued to the first of two sets of [300 Easy + 10×50 Hard + 200 Easy + 8×50 Hard] All 50s were 40 seconds and the Easy sets were at 1:35/100… this is not the form I expected to have. Assured that I would crumble on the second set I marched on only to find that I was still holding 40 seconds/50m. I have no idea where that form came from but it makes me feel a little happier about the upcoming race this weekend.
Which leads me to the course recon that I attempted on Saturday. I pretty much headed blindly out to Hellasgården to try the course. Upon hitting the trail the first turn I took was the wrong one and I ended up doing the first section of the course in reverse. I then proceeded to the second part of the course only to take an early left hand turn too early. All in all I’d say I covered 70% of the course – half of that in reverse. It mixes very high speed sections with very technical sections. The winner is expected to take 2:30 so I’ll aim for sub 3… It’s just for fun but I want to put a good time in anyhow.