My long run was gorgeous with light snow. I tried something different; I did not eat before my run so I started on empty and decided to eat my gel at about 5 miles. I usually do not take a gel until much later in the run. It worked; I did not have any issues with taking it a little early and I seemed to have a stronger run toward the end of the run. Have to keep expermenting for stronger finishes.
On the swim front, I did not realize how terrible I am. Ashley filmed me and my body is all over the water; I wiggle, wiggle through the water... my head that moves up and down; my body does the same. I tried to hold my head down and still; wow the body did not move. Just one more thing to think about; holding my head down and still. AUGH.