Sunday, March 28, 2010

More on recovery....

I am happy to be easing back into triathlon training. After a few months of working on my aerobic base with lots of running I am ready to work on the bike and swim. I pumped up for a bike time trial but it may be a week or two to get back to the lake. This weekend was a good one. here is how it went:

Saturday-had to scrap the first brick of the season secondary to 30 mph winds. Ran instead. Do the words BABY GIRAFFE mean anything to you? My first run in the last 6 days and my legs felt like rubber. Good times, good
Sunday-I drove my wife, sister/brother in law to the lake for a brick. Their first brick ever and my first of the season. I had a blast. Got my wetsuit...wet. We swam 500 yards. Water was a chilly 54 degrees. Followed shortly by a 12 mile bike ride. 6 miles out and back. 1 hour out and 12 min back. Yes hills up and hills back. It was my sisters first cycling experience on the highways or to climb. Fun to watch these newbies get into it.

So I havent mentioned my up coming races. I have the "Virginia 10-miler"in Charlottesville, VA. I am going to back to the same course I went to last year. "Running Medicine: Running Throughout the Ages." It is at the University of Virginia. It is becoming my dream job to have a place like UVA has. The Nevada Center for Endurance has a nice ring to it. They have a place called the Virginia Center for endurance. Runners, cyclists, swimmers, triathletes, etc., where a team approach allows these athletes to have all of their needs met whether it is performance or if they are injured. This will be my 5th or 6th running continuing education course. This race is very popular in VA and is quite picturesque. Followed shortly by RAGE. Olympic distance triathlon. I want to crush last years time. The San Diego Marathon as a relay. I run with 4 couples and the dudes are one team, the ladies are another. Then I have Wasatch. The Salt Lake Ragnar relay. That should be interesting. Lots of hills on my leg. I am hoping for the Independence Day 5K. Las Vegas Triathlon, the Olympic again. I have a bone to pick with this race. Then between August and Silverman (November) Half Iron again. I would like to mix in a few other races, may be even a bike race. I would like to get my bike miles way up. I need to get faster on the bike too. What should I do this week? Strength training, kettle bells, swim intervals, hill repeats on the bike, softball, and a run too? Lets do this!

“Nothing is secure but life, transition, the energizing spirit.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

ahhh the transition....I am starting to get energized again.


Karl Stutelberg said...

He's back. We've missed you man! Can't wait to meet up with you in VA.

Nicole said...

Sounds like you've got a full plate! Congrats on your first marathon, btw!

Chuck said...

Wow! You have a lot of races planned. Best of luck to you.