Yesterday I watched a replay of the Couer 'dAlene triathlon on Youtube. One of the Pro's was interviewed about his race and he made a statement that I can relate to. He said that "he needed to hold himself back" in order to race better. And then in another video an athlete said the same thing.
I often blow myself up in training and I'm trying hard not to this time around. I think that's why I've been able to train for the last 3.5 weeks successfully. I'm hoping this keeps going because I'm truly enjoying myself right now. In fact I'm having trouble focusing on anything else in my life.