Well... I would like to get back into blogging more. I rather enjoy it, and with the new job, and Facebook, it just seems like it is hard enough just keeping up with everybody else. You just don't realize how good you got it until something changes. Working from home two days a week for the last two years was HUGE for my ability to train effectively for my races. I don't have that option any more. Until it gets warmer, and the days longer, its going to continue to be a challenge to find time for all the things that I need to do.
Training is so far so good. I took my swim test last weekend. Rather than opting for the 10x100 TT that I have done in the past, I opted for the 3x300 swim test as recommended by Gale Bernhardt. My T-pace (100 yard best pace) came in at 1:34. I was pretty pleased with that. I really have to push myself to give these tests my all, and that's not to far off my best T-pace at my peak (1:31 per 100 meters).
This week, I discovered The Green Way in Forsyth County. It's about a mile or two from my office, and the path currenly runs for 8 miles, with plans to extend it. A lot of it is board walk. I think that this makes it unsuitable for cycling, but it is a great venue for running. I'll try to get a run in there once a week or so. The new office peeps told me that I can't use the fitness facilities. Hopefully, as it gets warmer, they'll change their mind.
I continue to hit all of my workout sessions, even if I play with the the days a bit. It would seem that Monday is a good day for strength training, and Friday is a good day off for me, as long as I can double up on Saturday. Until the weekends events get longer and longer, this seems to be working out pretty well for me!
Last week spoiled us pretty rotten with 60 degree weather! Then my friends up north left the window open and winter is BACK! LOL... I don't think I was ever this heavy into training this early in the season. Dee Dee should know by Feb 19th what her schedule for the year is going to be. That is DECISION day for my May half ironman. I am leaning heavily towards Rev3! I only hope it doesn't close before then!!
Have a great weekend, y'all!