... I get it before a race. Sometimes it comes at the expense of family and friends. I'm less communicative, less sensitive to the needs of others. Basically I'm a bit tuned out. I pay less attention. Little things get under my skin. I'm less focused on the stuff that matters and more focused on the silly race. I have delusions of grandeur. I loose sight of the fact that I'm simply a guy, with a family, a dog, and a mortgage... not a professional athlete... not even an elite athlete. I'm not sure I like the "Race Rob" all that much. But you know what? The "Race Rob" will not be denied. I figure if I don't let that guy out of the cave every once in a while... things could get ugly. I like "Race Rob" a LOT more than "Angry Rob". Yeah. "Angry Rob" is the guy that spits on you after he's punched you in the neck and laughed as he's watched you crumble to the floor. That guy is an ASS. SO... I think that the lesser of two evils is to let "Race Rob" have a bit of fun a few times a year... what do you think?
SO... if I seem a little off? If I misinterpret and extrapolate and generally appear to be a complete idiot... please be patient. It'll all be over at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday the 4th. At least till the next race.
Oh yeah. Swim test today. 1,000 yds in 12:59. That's a 1:17/100 yd pace. I'm getting there.